Monday, May 3, 2010

Work and Patience required!

Meet my newest project! Mama and Daddy went to an auction this past weekend and brought this beautiful little oak center table home for me to have some fun with. She might not look like very much, but give me some time and I will make her a show piece. You see under all of that awful paint lies some of the prettiest wood that you have ever seen. I know this because I started stripping her down last night. I found out that the brown paint that you see in the picture is one of only three layers. She has previously been yellow and green as well. This one is going to take some hard work and a lot of patience.

I was never the kind of person that liked to sit still for very long. I like to accomplish things as well and get great pleasure from a job well done. I think this is why I like things such as yard work or refinishing furniture. You can start with something that might not look very good, but with a little hard work can turn it into something worth showing off. Did I mention that I like to show off?

I am going to try and document my progress on this little table through this blog. I have always taken before and after pictures of my projects, but this will be the first time that I will actually take pictures during the different steps. It will take me a while to get this table done since we are still in the middle of baseball season, but I will get some work done on it soon for you to see. This table will be for sale when it is completed, so you may want to call me now if you are interested in purchasing this wonderful piece of history!----- Ok, it is probably not a true piece of history, but I do think that it is pretty old and would be a nice little antique for your home or cabin.

Check back with me to see future progress!

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