Sunday, March 25, 2012

Snapshot Sunday {DIY'ing}

Sunday Snapshot

This summer, the neighbors had a flood in their basement.
Before the entire neighborhood had flooding from Hurricane Irene, that is....

Anyhoo. I picked up this little piece by the side of the road.
Outside their house.
Alongside their massive dumpster.
It was free.

It really needed some TLC.
The kind that Dr. D was happy to provide for a small fee.
That we are more than happy to pay.

Not all of it was real wood but all of it needed some
of life's grime sanded away.

(Heh. That's a sermon that'll preach, huh?)

The shiny laminate top stumped us for awhile.
But The Boss did some asking around.
Meanwhile, Dr. D did some more sanding.

And then the staining began.

The Boss figured out a really inexpensive solution for the laminate.
Voila! It's amazing, isn't it?!

Now, Baby BlueEyes has an amazing new desk for
what will soon be his amazing new room.

We have to move some rooms around to make room for Brynna.
So there's gonna be a heavy emphasis on the DIY projects around here
for quite a while. Hope you don't mind me sharing....

If you have any good DIY's to tell me about,
say so in the comments.
I love gleaning new ideas from my smart and crafty readers!


Sophi Belle said...

Awesome job! <3

Aus said...

Great stuff GM - I so get DIY! This particular job is fantastic - what kind of paint was used on the top? If you are doing a bathroom I've had a great tip I picked up last week - let me know!

hugs - aus and co.

anything but LoKEY said...

Awesome! Looks great! :)

Reena said...

Please Please! We have an old desk with that glossy finish that is in desperate need of a make-over. What did you use to get it off? Just sanding? What kind of paint did you use?