Welcome to my Blog!

I am very new to this and just getting started. Thank you for taking the time to stop by. I am a husband and father to the most perfect and beautiful women in the world. My wife and daughter mean the world to me! I started fixing, painting, refurbing furniture as a hobby and it has continued into something great. Enjoy the blog and thanks again for stopping by! -Nick

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Primitive Table Rescue

I was at an outdoor flea market a while back and come across this table. It was dirty and beat up, but it had good bones. It had been in the elements for a while. It had moss and bugs all over it and plenty of chippy paint. All of it was there, turned legs, corner braces, and it still had the original casters (although they were beyond gone). The lady said it had been there a while and she hated for it to waste away. I offered her $20 and she gladly accepted.

I got it home and cleaned it up a little bit. I wanted to keep the old black paint on the legs so I just wiped them down with Murphy's oil soap and let them be. I sanded the top with 60 grit paper to start to get all the grime off it. I worked my way up to 220 sand paper. The top was beautiful! I liked how the color turned out so I did not stain it. I actually used Howard's Bee's Wax on the top. It gave the top a hard finish with a little sheen which made the grain of the wood pop!

Overlook the one leg, it has since been painted to blend with the black! Very sturdy and useful table. Like a lot of our piece's we used it for a while and then it found a new home!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

$1 Estate Sale Dresser

I was at an auction a while back to look at this old primitive store counter. The store counter was the only thing I wanted to bid on. Well things started to happen and before long I had a trailer full! I bought a small, side table, a chair, a dresser, the store counter, and then this dresser. This dresser was all by itself in a corner. The auctioneer started off, no one bid, after about 30 seconds still no bids, he looked over at me and asked if I wanted it for $1? How could I resist?

This dresser was super heavy and very well made! The drawers all worked and were all dovetailed. I patched some veneer and was ready for primer. I primed it with BIN primer and then layed a couple coats of paint. I painted the hardware white just for some contrast. It turned out great! The color was a blue/gray mistint from Lowe's. My $1 investment turned out great!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

First Post! Painted Dresser

I purchased this dresser off Craigslist with the intent to just paint it white. I got carried away with my spray gun and one thing led to another. I ended up with something the wife and I really liked.

Someone else liked it more than we did and it sold within 24 hours! Here is a pic of the finished product. I forgot the before shots this time!