Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Chuchalina (#8)

Here is a story about a weekend in my life. A silly, silly weekend. I can only laugh about all my mishaps, or I might go crazy. There are a lot of pictures so I will make it short and sweet.

Got a table at the free pile.
Papa carried it home on his bike.


He gave it to our friend Alina.
They asked me to refinish it.
It was a little trashed:

I sanded it.....
and sanded it and sanded it.
And then sanded it a little more.

I thought I had hit the jackpot with this nice new surface I uncovered....
And then I saw this:

No, you didnt. Partical board under like a millionth of an inch of beautiful wood?!?! Who does this? Not cool. Not cool at all. So....I decided I was going to go with it anyway and brought out the stain....
An ebony black stain....it had some promise. And then I wiped off the first coat to see this:

All these sander marks! I think the pad on my sander is a little shabby.
I could not get rid of these no matter how much I resanded..sad.
There was also the issue of the crappy wood underneath not staining evenly.
Sad again.
So I decided to paint it black instead, and I think it worked out lovingly

Here she is after some craziness.
I think she looked so good I didnt even shabby her! Can you believe it? This is the first piece I have left as is after painting. I spray painted the handles too.
I think Alina is going to love her!(Chuchalina to the girls)




Then, because my friend Trish had sent me a video on how to make these easy peasy cutesy flowers, I decided I had to end the weekend by making some for some shirts. Pictures of the girls' to come soon, but heres mine: I love.




So there was my weekend in a nutshell. Another coffee table, another set of mistakes lessons learned the hard way.

2 comments:

  1. I love that coffee table! I might have to come visit you in Vegas for some lessons whenever we can move into a real house and have room to play with furniture!

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  2. Love it!!!! Eugene told me to tell you that little bit of pretty wood is called veneer and they use it often with furniture:/ Nice save though she turned out pretty!!!! Oh ya love your DIY rolled rosette shirts. Can't wait for Vegas!!!!

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