If you remember this post, I f i n a l l y had a chance to spend some quality time with this
carport fixture dresser last night. I kinda think I blew the motor or something on the old square hand sander, so lucky for me I have great neighbours and one of them GAVE me a Black and Decker Mouse Sander for my projects!!
So nice - thanks neighbour :)
So this is the INSPIRATION:
You get the idea.
Annd this is the beginning of what I HOPE will be a great piece for my livingroom *fingers crossed*
An old distressed dresser used as my 42 inch flat screen TV's stand.
As it was when I came to a screeching halt in Fort Langley to grab her at the end of someones driveway (Free, I didn't steal it)
Hmmmmm knobs and pulls...still brainstorming on these
Goopy gross laminate stripping crap!
A few gauges, not bad at all!
One wee little spot of paint, easy to get rid of!
Hee hee my free mouse sander!!!!!!!!
Next time I wont wear white :(
Finished sanding her!!
kinda ugly feet
Took the legs off, again brainstorming what to replace with or paint them??
I'm kidless this weekend so it may be the weekend to finish this off. I'm thinkin a few coats of primer and then a "Satin" coat of white...gonna look at my General Paint swatch tonight!!
I'm so excited....Im such a nerd :)
She's allllmost finished!!!!
So she's been primed twice.
Annd I picked up a eggshell paint from General Paint called "Wash Basin", kinda a white with a hint of light grey, not the in-yo-face-WHITE. She got a thick coat of that and then the fun part began!!
After the paint had dried, I took the mouse sander and like an artist (hee hee) I began to distress the edges...and I'm telling you does that EVER bring out the piece, I mean it really POPS!!
I was sanding in the evening about 7:00ish...and every time I turned my sander on I quietly said "sorry" to my neighbours :)
I then used this Varathan stain called "Provincial" to darken the sanded edge bringing them out even more.
I used one of my kids small skinny paint brush, wiped it on, then used an old cloth to wipe off the excess.
And as it was pointed out to me, yes I know I took a picture of the french side!
Might I mention that last night when I was doing this it was getting darker and darker, and as you can see I have no light in my man made carport. Was working blind people!!
Oh annd I took these pictures THIS morning (7:44 A M ) as I was leaving for work cause I was sooooo excited to show off my work. Can I get a gold star please :)
Final piece assembled tonight!! Pics to come :)
All Finished :)
These pics are ok, but after I'm finished rearranging my stuf I'll take better wider pics ;)
After sitting back and looking at it for as while, I find this dresser/TV stand is "simple dramatic".
And because we ALL ♥ a before/after shot:
So onto the next project....my livingroom table I'm making myself!! Here's a sneak peek at the inspiration..