Tuesday, June 1, 2010

"Honey, are you serious?!?"


So this is my latest project- I bought them for our family room so we could make the room look a little cleaner and hide all of our remotes, cords, movies, books, etc. I just finished them and we brought them in the house yesterday... we love them! :) I was a little nervous about this project since it's laminate, but it turned out so good and hopefully won't get too beat up by Taya! I always love hearing Cam complain about the stuff when he goes to pick it up, "Honey, are you serious? This is the ugliest stuff I've ever seen" is usually what gets said. It always puts a smile on my face :)

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So the process went like this, for those of you who are wondering... sanded down the laminate a little, primed once, sanded the top a little, primed again, spray painted 3 coats, glazed (the antique look), then painted 2 coats of polyurethane (a sealer). The handles I sprayed with a metallic spray paint in aged bronze- which I loved by the way. That's it in a nutshell! I was going to take pictures of the whole process this time, but let's be honest, I got too excited and started before realizing I hadn't taken pictures. Sorry! Maybe next time...

12 comments:

Jami said...

That is amazing Ash. You take something so ugly and turn it into something straight out of a furniture store. I can't wait to see these in person...in 10 days!!

Woodward Family said...

cute ash, good job!

mickell said...

uuummm, seriously that is too cute!! They look so good.

Sara McArthur said...

I love it! Shabby Chic to die for!

Brian and Carly said...

WOW! Those turned out beautiful!!!! Going to give it a shot on two small tables I have...I'll let you know how it goes! Sure I'll be calling with questions :)

David and Kira said...

You are amazing Ashley!! They look AWESOME!!

Danny & Lindsay said...

ash I LOVE those! they look amazing! I'm excited to see them in person too!

Andrea Lee said...

wow!!! That makes me want to refinish something. You do soooo good! where did you find those, how much were they?

Rebecca said...

WOW...I love those!! I don't know how you do it, you are amazing and apparently...very motivated! Nice!

Jacobson Family said...

Those turned out so good! You make me want to remodel my house! :)

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Krista said...

As always; so proud of you and your ability to see beyond ugly and into the potential, as Jami said. They look so much better in real life. I think they were well worth the price and the pick up. Very good job honey.