I have very little time to work on crafty projects the past couple of weeks. With school, field trips, migraines and general busy stuff, it is hard to find time to get any work done. I have a list a mile long and so many ideas, now if I could just find some time. Here are a few items I have picked up on Craigslist in the past couple of weeks I have plans for.
I bought this dining room table and 4 chairs for $40.00. The table is in fairly good condition. The legs needed a little tightening and the top has a bit of damage. I plain on painting and distressing the table. The chairs are in good shape overall. The fabric on the chairs is John Deere! Who puts John Deere fabric on a dining room set? I have already stripped the fabric and I found they had used insulation for the foam backing on the seats, that had to be removed and I will replace it with proper foam and Waverly fabric. I plan on testing out my new air sprayer for painting the chairs.
I bought this solid wood dresser from Craigslist for $20.00. The picture shows it after one pass of the sander, it had been painted brown. It is in great condition, the drawers need a little conditioning so they don’t squeak and that is it. I am trying to decide between stripping and staining or painting it robin’s egg blue. Considering my love of the color I found, I bet you can guess which way I am leaning.
I have had this cabinet for a couple of years, it was used in my craft room for a while and now it resides in the garage for storage. I am thinking of transforming it into a kitchen island with a reclaimed wood top. Just an idea for now.
I have found another school desk. After refinishing the last school desk, I have gone on a desk quest. I have been searching on craigslist and yard sales for more desks to redo.
There are a few projects I am working on right now. I have a huge list but these will keep me busy for a bit.