I’m feeling very accomplished for the first time in a while. Last weekend I repaired the coffee table disappointment. To cover all my bases I went back to Lowe’s and had them shake up the paint for me so it was freshly mixed. It helped a little but I think the biggest factor was using a roller on the tabletop, rather than a paintbrush. I was surprised it had such a big effect on the look of the table, but as you can see it made a world of difference. Once I applied a coat of finishing wax it was finally complete!
This weekend I tackled another furniture makeover, my hall tree. It was only $150 at my favorite thrift store, but definitely in need of some TLC. While I would have loved to keep it in its original wood finish, it was too damaged.
The right corner had been a pet’s chew toy, one piece of wood was cracked, and a button covering a screw from the drawer was missing. I patched the corner with wood filler, used some wood glue on the crack, and bought wooden buttons at Michaels. The beautiful details made all the repairs well worth it.
To prep we only did a little light sanding. I used the same paint from my kitchen table and did about two or three coats. Again, I used finishing wax and for once had a problem free furniture makeover experience!