Screen Shot 2015-05-15 at 1.59.20 PMI have had this end table taking up space in my basement for a very L-O-N-G time (actually, I hauled it from one basement to another when I got married).  Why?  Because I love junk!!!! 🙂  I just could not get rid of her in the move.  She had great bones (solid) and I wanted the chance to bring out her beauty and potential.

So she finally had her day in the sun (literally!).

Numbers 6:24-25 popping in my head as a reminder of the ONE that shines on our faces!  Soaking up this blessing–to be outside and working on a project!!!

♥ How I RELOVED this end table:

I did a little prep work by sanding her lightly to get any loose varnish/paint off ( not sure what it was, but it was flaking & peeling from age).  Mainly, I wanted to make sure the top surface was smooth.Table sanded

Then, to keep some of the original structure, I taped/covered up the underneath parts of the table.Table upside down

Added two coats of CeCe Caldwell’s Nantucket Spray (I let each coat dry before applying the next…although, it dries quickly, I left about 30 minutes between coats).CeCe-Paint Shot Table painting

After giving her a soft sanding (with fine grit paper), I added two coats of Clear Wax (mixed with a touch of CeCe Caldwell’s Virginia Chestnut Brown…this brown has been replaced with Texas Tea).  Table done I copy

She’s a beauty…I knew she still had life left in her!!!  Plus, she won’t be going back to the basement either...she’s on the move and is heading to her new home in Florida! 🙂

Feeling inspired to get more projects done!  How about you?

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Blessings & Sun(Son)shine,

♥ Michelle

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