If all I had to do during the day was completely focus on the fun furniture stuff I want to accomplish, I'd be in heaven. Alas, real life intrudes often in the form of dishes, laundry, homework, sports practices... You know, like having to eat. Details, Schm-etails.
Just so you don't think I'm not accomplishing a darn thing, I've decided to post some of my progress so far. Since I'm currently waiting the 2-6 hours for wood filler to dry (for the SECOND time), I have nothing better to do. :P
You might remember the pair of nightstands of my father that I posted a couple of weeks ago:
Here they are today:
Stripped, sanded, and waiting on me to prime and paint them. Although some residual stain remains, since I'm painting them, I'm not too worried about it. I got all the poly off, so the paint will adhere well.
Remember the Craigslist rocking chair?
Here she is today:
My first attempt at using liquid sander and deglosser. Gotta say I luh-ove it! The varnish on this chair was so old, it was black in places. Of course, I didn't get it all completely off, but again, I'm painting and distressing it, so no worries. My remedy for the laminate that was coming off chair back, was to thinly smooth a wood filler over it and sand it level. I wasn't completely satisfied with the first attempt, so I'm currently waiting on my 2nd attempt to dry. I think I got it too thin, so I didn't have enough to work with when it came time to sand. I have to admit I kind of pouted because I was looking forward to getting my primer on this morning.
Remember these end tables?
Here they are today:
Now, I have to admit I'm scratching my head over these two. I put the liquid sander and deglosser on them and well, it didn't seem to do anything. I scratched them up pretty good with some sand paper, but the surface still feels smooth. I'm not quite sure if they're going to take the primer or not. I know that they're solid wood in places, I think the main flat surfaces are probably pressed wood. So, this morning I'm going to surf the net and figure out what I should do with this. Anyone have any ideas? I certainly don't want to waste a bunch of time painting them, only to have the paint peel off. I know I saw something about something like this somewhere, but do you think I can remember where I read it at? Urrrrrrrr....
And as for this:
Yep. Pretty much still looks like that, except its sitting in the mudroom screaming at me to do something with it every time I walk in the door. Maybe I'll sand it today. I've got to accomplish something!
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