Sunday, June 6, 2010

Oopsy Daisy :)

A small introduction to the tiniest of blunders:

One day, as I was painstakingly making curtains for Dan's kitchen, I had a little accident.  I was sitting at the kitchen table, ironing the seams on my material to make for better stitching.  I had placed a towel on the table underneath the fabric, but apparantly that wasn't enough.

When I went to clean everything up and clear off the table, I moved the towel.  And this is what I found....

Now, Dan was at the store at this time so, completely panicked, I tried scrubbing the white spot with anything I could find.  Nothing happened.

He came home, I gave him my best "remember-I'm-pretty-and-you-love-me" smile and showed him my mistake.  My leading line was "If anyone can fix this, I can fix this."  He was unbothered and I immediately set to work to right my wrong. (I was actually kind of excited!)



I used a power sander and removed all of the original stain and what I thought was ALL of the varnish.  I applied a dark walnut stain to the tabletop and was surprised when I realized it didn't take everywhere (a result of not removing the varnish completely).  But it turned out that made it look really cool!  Two coats of stain and about 100 coats of varnish over that and we now have the shiniest table on the block!

The white legs looked weird with the now dark top so i spot-sanded and stained them to give them a rustic/weathered look. 

When it was all said and done, we both ended up liking the new version much better than the old version.  It fit better with the newly painted dining room/kitchen and it made it look less like a hand-me-down from his aunt.

What can I say, I lucked out on that one ;)


  1. Jess, it looks amazing! You're so talented!

  2. I can't wait to see the "new" chairs when they are done.

  3. LOVE IT!! and i love the "remember-i'm-pretty-and-u-love-me" part! Lol :D

  4. I love this one better too Jess!


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