Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Silhouette Giveaway at My Repurposed Life and The DIY Showoff

My Repurposed Life and The DIY Showoff  are having a giveaway for a Silhouette! Click the link for details! :D

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

My new buffet!!! :D

I had been looking for a buffet I could afford for what seemed like forever! At least, I knew I wanted one when we refinished the one for my Mother in Law, and I've been looking since then. Finally! I found one! :D It took a lot of work though....

We peeled off the entire top veneer, and then sanded the softer underlayment until we hit solid wood! :D 

 Then we sanded the top and stripped the sides and front.

See that small border? I love it!

We hit a snag. If you ever do this know that you MUST sand until your arms fall off! :( 

See those darker spots? Of coarse you do, you're not blind. Or if you are why are you looking at before and afters? Hmmmm... Anyways, those darker areas are where the glue is. The stain soaks into the old glued spots darker than the wood. So we had to strip and sand again. And by now by we I mean mean he, because  that belt sander hates me. I *heart* my little sander. :D

Here's the details of it being sanded. :D (yes that is my favorite smiley)

We bought a dremel tool and etched out the design on the doors. Again, I mean the hubby did this. Thank you, Hubby!

Again we ran into a snag. see that stupidly ugly line of wood filler along the bottom of the top drawer? I hated it. The hubby said it was okay but no.... I *hated* it. 

It's the only thing I saw and still see looking at these pictures... So.... I stripped and sanded and re-filled.

Pre-poly. But SO much better! 

Pardon the clutter. We started a new renovation on >>>>> that wall. I still need to get knobs for the doors but, alas, we are stuck inside due to the two...(well it *has* melted a little)....foot and a half of snow that's outside. We can't get out of the drive way. (we live out in the middle of nowhere and don't have a 4-wheel drive truck) Anyway.. I was thinking the clear glass knobs? Opinions? Oh! I also (thanks to CentsationalGirl) used Brasso to clean the up the original handles. They looked so much better!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Here's the bathroom before.... EW!!!

Actually, the mirror is new....ish. I never got a before picture with the old mirror.

And then here's after.... Ah.... 

Ignore the curtain... the hubby took these with the phone and he doesn't care what the background looks like..... : D I LOVE the cabinet at the end of the shower. It creates the perfect storage space for the towels and such. We painted all the walls but the one with the sink. We wallpapered that one. I also painted the ceiling. That ceiling was so nasty. It was covered in mold! I bleached the crap out of it and then painted it with  Kilz and then painted it a hi-gloss white.  I plan to replace that light but the hubby doesn't like doing wiring.... I'll have to convince him to do it.