I've had a little furniture project that I have been working away on for the past few months here and there when I had a few spare moments. The plan when I picked up this piece was to gussy it up and then attempt to sell it. It was the first time that I refinished something with the sole intention of selling it. Of course, I totally fell in love with it after it was done. As much as I love it though, I am going to stick to my guns and try and sell this guy.
Here's how he looked before.
I bought it off Kijiji for $10 from a guy who had bought a house and was left with all of the previous owners furniture. He was very happy to get rid of it. It did come with a hutch too, but I have other plans for that (which may involve play food and my munchkin).
It was in pretty good shape except for the horrible top. It was a strange sort of laminate plastic sheet.
There was no way that I could paint it, so I decided to rip it off with plans to replace it with a brand new top.
See why I love it? I painted it out in December Eve by Behr and then gave it a new solid pine top, stained with Minwax's Chestnut. I also gave the little gold dipped feet a hit of gold spray paint just to make them stand out a bit more. The whole thing is finished with Minwax Polycrilic in Satin.
How about a few more pictures?
The little door slides across to reveal a drawer, which I lined in some bright wrapping paper.
I have it posted up on Kijiji now, but am secretly hoping it won't sell so that I can keep it! If you live in the Edmonton area and are interested in it feel free to send me a message and we can chat.