The last week has been…
This sander ran in our home for three days straight in order to sand the wood down three layers before staining. But alas, the noise was worth it in the end.
We only replaced one board that suffered from the fire damage (only because they ripped it off the floor to find replacement boards). Instead of replacing the burned boards, I decided to keep them after seeing them sanded; they added character and they are part of the story of our home.
New stain color: Dark Walnut (Minwax)
Poly: Bona Floor Finisher (3 coats applied; buffed after coats 1 and 2)
Flooring: Heart pine (barn wood)
Here is the before:
Here are the durings:
Here are the afters:
All of our belongings are being return tomorrow and Friday (or Fri-yay)! 😄
Work performed by:
Owner: Dean Buie
3196 Ga Highway 99, Brunswick GA
I’m addicted to the turquoise; good thing I have plenty of paint left…
Remember the sofa table I said to stay tuned for? Well, here it is, in all it’s ugly glory:
I bought this beast about 15 years ago from a second hand furniture store. She’s nothing short of hideous. Glass shelving inserts and all. It’s screaming for a makeover. I didn’t presand, just painted. There was zero finish left on this thing.
Paint applied and sanded for distressed look.
Now, to add a more rustic touch…
I built a top from 1×6 lumber. The top is 20 inches wide so I cut the pieces 21 inches to allow overhang.
I spaced the boards with small gaps in between so they’d cover the entire top with a small overhang at each end also.
I attached the boards together with wooden slats, glued then stapled. I stacked magazines on the slats to apply pressure as the wood glue dried. (This top just sits on the top of the table. The integrity of the table is not comprised.)
I distressed the boards with a hammer and screw, scraped off chunks with a chisel and beat dents in it with a hammer before applying stain (Honey 272 by Minwax).
Once the stain dried, I just set the finished piece on top of the table and added decor! (The original glass top is intact and hidden underneath.)
An added bonus is that the slats allow me to tuck my Scentsy cord in between so it quits falling behind the sofa!
*** enter nosey puppy photobomb***
Before and After:
What can I paint next…