My challenge this week was to think of something to share without having done any projects or made any purchases…I didn’t even try any new recipes to share with you. Oh, except I made the most delicious fish tacos! Hubs liked them so much he asked for them twice in one week! I didn’t photograph the process though, so maybe next week I will have to make them again and share the recipe.
This week I decided to share with you my very first ever refinishing project. I did it years ago when we lived in the little white parsonage on Mt. Hood. My mother in law gave me what she called a “library table”. It was covered in a thick black lacquer finish. What a job it was to strip it and sand it! Afterwards I gave it a simple oil stain finish. To this day, it’s one of my favorite things in our home.
For years I would face the table with the rickety old drawer against the wall.
This is the way the drawer was when it was given to me.
Now the drawer side faces out, and I just consider it part of the old table’s charm.
She has dainty legs.
(And yes, I still absolutely LOVE the $1 a square foot Craig’s list wood floor that my handy man son in law and the men from our church put in our downstairs last summer.)
A reminder from Ann Voskamp’s book 1000 Gifts, Eucharisteo (giving thanks) ALWAYS precedes the miracle,
sits on the old table.
Over the table hangs this tapestry from my mama.
It’s another of my favorite things.
If it wasn’t so expensive I would have it reframed.
In the meanwhile, I have painted the frame changing it from its original brown
to red, and now recently to dark gray with some distressing.
That’s it for this Friday’s Favs.
I hope you all have a Happy Friday and a blessed weekend!