Yesterday I finished the coffee table I had been refinishing, and this morning we moved it into our living room. I posted a picture of it already, but it looks even better inside than it did out in the driveway:
I’m thrilled with how it turned out. I love that it started as a dark, dingy, scratched piece of thrift store furniture that I got for $15, and turned out to be such a great addition to our living room. We have a small end table between our two couches, and it’s just made of particle board with a fake wood veneer on it (you know the sort, where the strips of veneer start to peel off). Now that I’ve seen how fantastic a piece of real wood furniture can be after a good sanding, I’m on a mission to find a replacement for the rickety end table. I’m sure I’ll find a second hand treasure one of these days, and I’ll bring it back to life just like the table. Much cheaper – and a lot more rewarding – than a trip to a big box furniture store.