I’ve Been: Refinishing Furniture

I’ve not been blogging a lot lately. It’s not been a conscious decision, so much as I’ve just been finding other ways to occupy my time. So I thought I’d let you in on what I’ve been doing instead. And really this happens enough that I’m going to go ahead and give this a title as if it’s going to be a regular section on the site. So welcome to “I’ve Been,” the section dedicated to what I’m doing instead of blogging. In this installment, refinishing furniture.

It started simple enough. I found out I could buy tapered legs at the hardware store. Score! I stained them, and put them on my IKEA Expedit bookshelf. My $35 bookshelf went from basic to fancy in about 30 minutes.

I’m not someone who’s particularly handy, so doing even a small thing like this got me excited. It’s a little thing, but it got my confidence up.

Which led to refinishing a credenza that my husband had built when we lived in the old house. It’s a solid piece of furniture, but he built it to match the our very traditional and very golden oak basement. It didn’t really match. I stripped it. Sanded it. And refinished it, adding the new legs I found I could get so easily of course. I really wish I had thought to take a better “before” photo of the cabinet. As it stands, I only have this picture of the old basement where you can see the cabinet.

Ok this is all going good. I haven’t felt this competent since I fixed mom’s old turntable. Now I’m feeling really good about myself. I’m starting to think maybe, just maybe, I can make some actual furniture. Like, on my own. Ok, deep breath. Let’s do this.

To the library!

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