Monday, November 12, 2012

Bug up my.......

For some reason about a month ago I got a bug up my butt that I wanted to refinish furniture. I am not entirely sure why. I have never refinished furniture in my life. My aunt did some cute tables a while back, and I've seen a few cute pieces on various blogs, but at the time it didn't hit me. It hit me when I was out shopping at various thrift shops in October looking for Halloween costumes. Anyway, I saw this little hutch/secretary thing one day for $10 and for some reason I put it in my cart and left without buying any Halloween costume stuff. This is what it looked like to start out with:

Plain and boring. 
And after. 

I think for my first refinish it turned out fine. I chose the color from a blog called All Things Thrifty that I was reading and the girl used this color to refinish end tables. They looked very cool. Well, hers looks way better than mine. I am not really sure why I even did this, besides that bug up my butt, because I have no place to use this and the color matches nothing in my house. Right now it is sitting in my mud room. I will say that I would like to refinish a dresser, something we actually need. If I find one cheap I'll give it a try.


  1. That is SO fabulous! I never cease to be amazed at the Martha Stewart in you! I have a little piece of furniture my grandpa made me (a doll wardrobe) from when I was a little girl I hope to finish someday. You give me inspiration! ...j

  2. I like it. It would go great in my craft room. Just sayin'

  3. Awesome job, it looks great!!!!! You're inspiring me to refinish another piece....which one should I choose.