It was time for L to get into a big boy bed, and after a few phone calls and attic and basement searches, I have my mother’s old twin bed. It was still in good shape for being 60+ years old, but it needed just a little work.
Refinishing wood furniture is not that hard to do, and I really love doing it, so I decided to strip the old polyurethane and stain off and redo it to match L’s other furniture.
Click on the link for a full tutorial on How To Refinish Furniture. It is a messy job, but so rewarding to know you did it yourself. I’ve done a few pieces that I’ll share, but first, the bed.
I’ve also done an old washstand that belonged to my husband’s grandparents. Here is the before and after:
For some reason, there was a trend years and years ago to paint your beautiful wood furniture a white and greenish/goldish color. My grandparents did it and so did my in-laws. I inherited vanities from both.
Here is my in-law’s old vanity before and after:
My Grandparent’s vanity had a lot of intricate detail that took f-o-r-e-v-e-r to get the paint stripped off, but it was worth it.
With a little work, you can turn something “not so trendy any more” into something beautiful. Here is my How To Refinish Furniture tutorial to help you along.