I am back and definitely sad that I have been away for so long. Teaching Kindergarten in the morning and math for 3rd and 4th graders in the afternoon as well as keeping a close eye on our house-in-progress left little time for blogging. But as with all school years, summer comes and there is more time!
We finished the table back in April during a weekend that tricked us into thinking summer weather was here to stay.
In case you forgot, here's a refresher of the not-so-pretty-looking table.You can look at Part 1 and Part 2 to see how we got this far.
Close-up shot in case you thought from the other picture that it was "not too bad".
So at any rate, we could tell there was some sort of varnish on it and figured we should probably sand the table. Did I get that one right? At least partial credit?
The little hand sander wasn't going to get the job done like we wanted so we pulled out the belt sander.
After getting it all de-varnished and smoothed down, it was time to paint! You can tell by the pictures (in case my own admittance isn't enough) that we are total amateurs...we didn't even own a paint stick so used an actual stick.
I like painting things! I'm no artist by any means but give me a piece of wood and one color and I can get it covered for ya! I am so eager to try a wall (or two or three) in our house eventually despite hubby's unrelenting insistence that painting is "not that fun." Hmmm...maybe he's right but I want to find out for myself.
And I just realized as I was putting pictures up that I totally neglected to take any pictures of the table back in the house with the cute May decor on it. Unfortunately I can't take a picture right now either because we are moving in one week (YAY!!!) so all the decor stuff is packed away. Once we are in the new house and this little Iced Mint table is re-decorated, I will post a picture and then the story will truly be over!
Check back later this week for pictures of our finished house! :)
What was your first DIY wood-finishing project? Did it turn out like you hoped?
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