Back in November, I was bequeathed a desk and nightstand set that was originally my cousins but was in my aunt's house at the time of her passing. My cousin didn't want it back and I was in need of some new furniture for our guest room, so I took it home with me. It had been sitting all winter in our mud room, but now that the weather is nicer I've been working on it as time has allowed and can finally say that it's done! It's not that it was a particularly difficult project, but the bones of it were not solid wood so the paint I used was not the biggest fan of staying put. For starters, I used spray paint for the whole thing instead of a paint can and brush. I did this because I wasn't sure if you would see the paint streaks and whatnot so spray paint seemed like the best option to get an even application.
Remodeling furniture is something that is so much fun for me but I’ve never blogged about it before and I don’t know why. I’ve done several over pieces the years including my office desk, our entertainment center, and our end tables. Taking something that has clearly seen better days and turning it into functional furniture with a new life is quite satisfying, I must say. Over the years we have spent countless dollars on furniture that was made out of particle board that cost waaaaay more then it was worth considering it never seemed to make it past our next move. I’m in my 30’s now and my motto has become “spend the money to make it last”. Case in point, we have gone through 9 sofas in our 15 years together. That’s just stupid. My dad has had the same sofa for over 20 years and it’s still in good condition (albeit outdated a bit). Why you ask? Because he spent the money to make an investment for something that will last. So now when I see solid wood furniture that has a good base but just needs a little love and for the right price I pick them up and make them new again!
Hey there -
I'm Bri! Lover of food, wine, and photography that is currently traveling with my professional bass fishing husband along with our cantankerous rottie, Kigen. When not traveling you can find me living the lake life off the shores of Lake Mille Lacs in Isle, MN. Pour a drink, pull up a chair and join me as I journey across the country documenting it all along the way!