One Man’s Junk is Another Man’s Treasure

Today Adler and I got into another antiquing project! I love to re-do furniture, so we finally got to the basement table. I’ve been putting it off for months now, because it is time-consuming and a little bit of work 😊. I put together a short “how-to” guide because if you’re like me, you don’t want in-depth details, you just want to do it! Soooo……

  1. You want to sand your furniture to get all of the gloss finish off. I used a sheet of P50 sandpaper. (*side note to sanding beginners, the lower the number, the tougher the paper!)
  2. Wipe off with a dry cloth to remove dust.
  3. Prime with a paint primer. This is especially if you using white. If you are antiquing to a different color, sometimes you can skip this step.
  4. Apply a coat of paint and let dry. Then you will repeat another coat once the first coat dries.
  5. Lastly, you will hit the furniture with another sheet of sandpaper. I used P50 again. You can’t mess up on this step. It’s a good way to take out any inner frustration or to simply get a small work out in!

For the chairs:

I added new fabric by going to Wal-Mart and picking out a color I liked. It’s pretty simple to do.

  1. Unscrew the seats from the chair
  2. Remove a piece of old fabric to use as a measuring guide. 
  3. Cut however many squares you need of the new fabric, using the old fabric as a guide. I cut four pieces because there were four chairs. (pretty self explainable)
  4. Wrap the fabric tightly over the old chair cushion.
  5. Use a staple gun to tightly secure the new fabric.
  6. Re-screw the chair seats on!

Just like that, you have a new piece of furniture and it costs you next to nothing! I love that <3.

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