Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Refinishing Furniture

My friend Catherine came over the other day to help me learn how to refinish furniture. I have always admired how she just jumps in and does things. She isn't afraid to get into a project even if her boys are with her. She is a doer. I love that about her.

She gave me the courage and push to get this project done that I have been putting on the back burner for over a year. She brought her boys over and our boys played while we turned this old outdated bureau:

 (You can't see it in this picture but it was chipping and peeling on the top.)

Into THIS:

I think it looks amazing and am so excited about how doable it was. I mean it was a little crazy with our boys all wanting to help and I was glad there were two of us so we could take turns tending the boys when they needed entertaining, but still ... 4 hours and a can of paint and primer and WhaLaa! I love how it looks with the black frames on the wall above. 

Now I have another dresser I want to paint white and antique afterwards. With the courage and knowledge Catherine gave me I think I can do it by myself!  Thanks Catherine!