Sunday, January 30, 2011

My Almost-February Projects

 I've filled in a couple of spots with wood filler. 
I'll sand it off and (if the plan doesn't change) paint the top only. 
 The legs will be cleaned up and the wood finish preserved.
Rather than replace the wicker in the back of this chair,
I plan to remove it, fill in the groove,  repaint the wood and reupholster the seat.


  1. Can't wait to see the finished projects. Curious as to where you are able to do this work? Don't tell me the garage because I know it is so pristine out there you have holiday dinners in it!

  2. You are so ambitious Gary, I just love it! Rebecca is a lucky gal! Hey Gary, remember that little wood bathroom vanity that you redid? I'd like to do that with mine. It's very small. The front is wood and the sides are that wood like substance. I don't know what it's called. I know that I could easily sand this but I am not sure what would be the right type of paint to use. Can you help? Love Di ♥

  3. Jackie,
    I do use the garage, though it is a bit cold right now. I am anxious to see the end product myself.

  4. Diana,
    There are two things I would recommend. Lightly sand the vanity with 220 grade sand paper. Put a good coat of primer on first. The type of paint is up to you. I am not sure I used the ideal paint on ours. It depends on the look you are after.

  5. Diana,
    Not sure I am all that ambitious. I don't think I have done so much this winter. I would recommend two steps to redoing your vanity. Sand it lightly all over with a 220 grade sandpaper. Then be sure to paint it with primer. Make sure you cover it all with primer. Then you choose the paint according to the look you want. I am not sure I would use this paint again. Get a good quality paint.

  6. Thanks Gary, I didn't think about the primer. I would probably use a semi gloss as it would need to be washable. I think that a high gloss would look too shiny!! Love Di ♥


I'm always open to suggestions! Ideas and helpful comments welcomed.