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Thursday, 7 July 2011

Coffee Table Update

Can you believe it, I have finally sanded the coffee table!!! This was one of the things on my '10 Tasks in 10 Days' List, and probably the biggest thing on it.

We brought an electric sander last weekend because I knew I would completely FAIL if I had to sand the whole thing by hand haha! It was surprisingly so much easier then I initially thought it would be. All up it probably only took me about 45 minutes to sand :)

Soooo here is the photos...


That is what the coffee table looked like before I started sanding

My new best friend - "Mr Sander"!

And here is what it looked like after I had sanded it




I really like how the legs look after I sanded it, with the edging sort of highlighted.. What do you think?

I am going to paint it white this weekend (Have to wait til Mr P is home, I am kinda thinking painting and a 3 month old baby don't really go hand in hand!). Then I am going to sand the edges back to give it a distressed look, although I have never painted furniture before so HOPEFULLY it will turn out ok! 

Do you think I should sand the legs back like how they are now?? I would love your opinions, I am so new to this stuff! 

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3 comments:

Gloria said...

OH man, sanding is one of the biggest mental blocks for me when it comes to starting a new piece. Every stinkin time when I finish, I think, that really wasn't so bad, but I still let it deter me from getting things done. Can't wait to see your table all dolled up!

Pam said...

You've tackled a big job. Sanding that table with all of the nooks and crannies in the legs is a huge job. Good work! I'm sure it's going to look amazing when you're done.

I'm visiting from Debbie's party and am looking forward to following your blog.

Have a great day.
Pam

Melissa and Scott said...

That's a tough one! We seem to distress everything BUT I have been loving the clean, un-distressed look lately too. It really is a win-win either way. Good luck!