Okay, so I know it has been for-ev-er since my last post! I have been working as a sub at my kiddos school. I am still not finished this coffee table. I would have been finished if the stain was not horribly ugly! The table was going from black to a cherry stain. I loved the look of the pine wood natural, but it would not have matched any other furniture in the house.
Well, I started applying the stain and was not loving it... at all! I thought maybe I would like it more after the second coat, so I sanded a little and applied a second coat...still not loving it! Then I thought, well I am in too deep to turn back, and applied some poly. I hated it! So there it sat in my garage for a week and a half.
Finally, I mustered up the courage to just paint it back black. And that is the process I am doing now. I like it so much beter black. I know people seems like a lot of work to just paint it back to black, but this table was beaten up. It had gouges in the top that I sanded out, and the paint was peeling off from a bleach-in-all-purpose-spray-bottle mix up! So no completed project yet, sorry!
I did get something done yesterday. I got rid of a little brass in the master bathroom, the cheapo way. I had the horrible gold knobs that I had spray painted a few weeks ago and that made a huge improvement. Now it was time for the blinding light fixture! My hubs got a little ahead of me and yanked the whole thing off before I got in for a before pic, so my before pic is of the fixture sitting on my bed:)
I quick zap with some bronze spray paint and ta-da!
Much better, right!