I am a somewhat crafty person ... until I am not. So, I really had no idea how to reupholster a bench when this particular project entered my radar. My parents had an old, and very neglected bench in their basement, which they have had since the 1960's. It may even be older than that. But it was still sturdy and a little nostalgic - so I thought ... Why not? It's … [Read more...] about How to Reupholster a Bench – a DIY for Beginners
DIY Projects and Crafts
As a creative person who likes to declutter and organize - well, let's just say that I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with DIY and crafts.
I love crafting but I really try to create things that I will actually use - with many exceptions, of course. ;-)
One of the things that I am in love with is my Cricut machine because papercrafting is my weakness.
I recently purchased a Cricut Cuttlebug machine as well so expect some fun projects from that, too.
The next step in my table refinishing project is staining the kitchen table top. Up until now, I made a plan and then used furniture refinisher to remove the old varnish. Today, it is time to add stain. From what I understand, it is easier to make wood darker with stain, but my goal was to lighten it up as much as I could. Materials List: Minwax Wood Finish in … [Read more...] about How to Stain a Wood Veneer Table Top
Using a furniture refinisher was not as easy as I thought it would be. This summer I decided to refinish my worn out kitchen table. The first step was to gather all the supplies to "strip" and stain the table top. (I plan to paint the legs and chairs.) I put the word "strip" in quotation marks because technically I used a furniture refinisher - not an actual stripping … [Read more...] about Furniture Refinisher – a few tips
Today I am preparing to stain a kitchen table top. You saw the pictures of my sad and shabby looking kitchen table yesterday. I also walked you through my thought process of what my plan was - refinish the table top and paint the legs and the chairs. I am trying to approach this project systematically because this is an undertaking that can easily get out of … [Read more...] about Preparing to Stain a Kitchen Table Top
One of the projects at the top of my summer to do list was refinishing a kitchen table - my table in particular. It has seen a lot of wear through the years and is looking pretty shabby. Instead of replacing it, I figured that it would be worth a try to fix it up. However, I have not done a wood refinishing project in oh, say 20 years. Yikes. Leave it to me to take … [Read more...] about Refinishing a Kitchen Table