Wednesday, December 2, 2009

ta-da!

Money is pretty tight around here (I'm sure pretty much anyone can relate). 

Our 12 year old furniture has taken a beating since our men have entered our family, so I decided to try to update the look of our living room a bit by refinishing our tables.

Thank goodness for my crafty friend Katie, who taught me via text message how this process should be done.  Busy moms have a hard time actually connecting live on the phone!

Before:

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An attempt to show how beat up the coffee table was:

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And after weeks of trial and error work and a big fat mess in the basement:

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Unfortunately, there is a matching armoire that needs to match the new look but I have no idea where I'll find the time!

10 comments:

  1. You are AMAZING!!! Can't wait to see your new tables in person.
    Love,
    Mom

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  2. That turned out AWESOME!! Great job! I'd tackle the next one after Christmas...Good luck finding time!

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  3. Told you that you have God given talents. That's my daughter - she can do anything.
    Love
    Dad

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  4. You are so CITY!

    They look great. I have some bunkbeds you could do next (in your spare time) :)

    Have me over so I can put my feet on them while I crochet. Sounds fun.

    your sweet and innocent friend,
    ash

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  5. WOW! I am soooo impressed! Way to go!

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  6. you should start a business...in your spare time!

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  7. Wow they look great!!! Let's see how long it takes you surrounding men to make them look like crap again!!! LOL ;-)

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  8. Those look awesome! Absolutely fabo. I'd love to know how it's done...

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  9. told you you would rock them!! You did awesome...did you get some extra love for that project and money saving skills? :)

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