My first furniture redo(s)!

I feel like Jeremy and I have been doing lots of “do it yourself” lately. I painted almost all of the rooms (and trim) in the house, we’re laying hardwoods, blowing insulation, etc.  I only have 2 1/2 weeks left of summer, and I still have a relatively long list of things I want to finish before going back to school.

The small table was my grandmothers! This was the first piece of furniture I have ever redone! I am VERY proud 🙂 Don’t be disappointed in me when I tell you this was Jeremy’s bedside table for 2 years. I know… 2 whole years of this in our room. And finally I got the courage to try and redo it.


I figured I couldn’t mess this up anymore, so I thought it was the perfect piece to experiment on.

I got paint stripper and sprayed it on the whole piece. I scraped the paint off with a putty knife, but that only worked for the top of the table since it’s the only flat part. I tried to get the rest off with steel wool, but it didn’t really come off that well. I sanded the top of the table then stained it Minwax dark walnut 2716. After that I painted the bottom with Valspar’s Oatlands Subtle Taupe. I only did one coat because when I was done some of the paint was still showing through, and I thought it looked exactly what it would look like if I painted another coat and then sanded some parts down. SO I am lazy and have left it with one coat to give it the “antiquey” look.

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Isn’t it pretty?!



After I did the side table I got excited and took on a mirror and dresser.

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I took off as much paint as I could and then sanded the mirror down by hand. I painted it 2 coats of Valspars Oatland Subtle Taupe. I sanded off a few areas for the antique look.

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Here is the piece I am most proud of!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 This was my great grandmothers dresser, and I think it’s beautiful!

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I took off all of the hardware and sanded down the whole piece. I stained the top with Mixwax Dark Walnut 2716. I painted the rest of the piece with Valspars Oatlands Subtle Taupe. The hardware is from Home Depot.


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Before and After


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One Response to My first furniture redo(s)!

  1. CampClem says:

    stunning transformations! love them! well done!!

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