Monday, 11 July 2011

From Old to New

If I ever want to restore a piece of furniture I don't need to look any further then my in laws garage. They have lots of old stuff sitting in there, which is great for me! It's ok, they're aware of their collection, what can I say - it's good stuff! I've taken lots. 
I was recently inspired to fix up our little parents retreat area outside our bedroom, it's this little area that Miss 3 and I use to read magazines and eat ice cream if it's a nice day.
It's suppose to be for fancy breakfasts with Mr. It in our own private retreat area... but who am I kidding, we have little kids, maybe in 10 years. We did try to eat dinner out there on a warm summer night once but were attacked by mozzies. 

Anyway there is this cute little setting in my in-laws yard, it's been sitting there unused for as long as I can remember (and I've been around for 11 years now), so I asked my mother in-law if I could have it and she made my father in-law pretty much load it into our car that night..... they were all too pleased to see it go to a good home. My father in-law even took the table legs off for easy transport and marked it with numbers for when I put it back together, he's super sweet like that.

Here are the little stools once we cleaned them up:

Mr. It helping again, we purchased an electrical sander which has been great.
Actually he does most of the work, I should give him credit. I come up with the idea, start to execute the idea and he does most of the work. Lucky he's a perfectionist.

A work in progress, we applied 2 coats, getting into all the little grooves took forever.

The final result (pic taken on a cold winters day):

 The view from our bedroom window:

We used Dulux Weathershield Exterior Low Sheen, the colour is "Lost in Space" which is a British Paints colour.

I'm really pleased with the result, it looks pretty from the window, that side of the house gets all the afternoon sun so it's usually quite pretty. I do use the area with Miss 3 when it's sunny and warm, but living in Melbourne, who knows when that could be. I really wish I had a pic of the table before, but I'm sure you get the idea.


1 comment:

  1. Great job on the table Nat, looks fantastic!!