Thursday, July 3, 2008

Handywoman Time!

4th of July weekend is here- whoo hooo! And I'll be spending it when my first home improvement project. Just call me the "Toolwoman Taylor" hehe as you can tell I've been watching too much HGTV and Home Improvement reruns lately :)

Here's my project: My ugly kitchen table.

It was a hand-me-down and it drives me's all scratched up, the chairs and the table top don't match and the GREEN legs?! So my plan was to strip it, sand it, and stain it. Can't be that hard, right?

Well I walked into Lowe's last night and suddenly I felt like I was in a different country where they were speaking a different language. There's varnish, water-based polyurethane, oil-based polyurethane, polystain, sealant, paint stripper, paint thinner. What the heck is the difference?! After an hour and a half of consulting the Lowe's workers, Brian's parents and some handout I found which showed "3 easy steps" to refinishing, I think I figured it out. So wish me luck, hopefully by Monday I have a shiny, new looking kitchen table with matching legs and chairs!

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