1/2 way through the summer i realized i needed to pick up a side job to make up the difference in pay i would have with my change in teaching jobs
so i thought through what i could do to make some extra money and decided to give furniture refinishing a whirl
i love reading all of those great diy blogs out there and seeing pieces made over
and everytime i'm at a yard sale or goodwill i see the potential for something!
so i bought some pieces and got started
these are a few before pics
wish i had taken a pic of the harvest gold seat cushions this set came with!
i'm a stickler for anything french provincial
the scalloped edges, cane back chairs
i got this table and 4 chairs for $25...my best deal!
i've had this antique buffet for 4 years, but got a larger piece recently so i decided to go ahead and strip the top of this piece and then sell it
this traditional desk was so cute with nice lines, a few curves, and it is solid wood!
here is the after
the whole project (for all the pieces) took me longer than i wanted
i was moving classrooms, emptying a storage facility into my attic, and having surgery all at the same time!
so i just listed them all on craigslist tonight to see how quickly they sell
i was going to do the desktop in chalkboard, but decided it was too messy
so i just did it in black gloss
the drawer knobs are from target
i didn't get a pic of the bed and chair before, but they are so cute
it's an antique wood bed and painted them a bright, cheery pink
perfect for a little girl's room!
and here is the final pic of the table and chairs
i have a very similar one in my house and i love it
i wanted to stain the top, but this table had a laminate top instead of wood so i had to paint it all
it turned out so cute!
i'm a sucker for cane back chairs painted white though!
i covered the cushions in a panel curtain from target
it was cheaper than buying frabic
and there is a perfect rug (and curtains)that would match the chairs!
so now, i've posted them on craigslist and facebook in hopes they sell over the holiday weekend
and then i'll decide if i made enough to consider this an "official" part time job!