wordless wednesday: the little lovely

I’m officially in love with this new little table that I brought back to life. It was my first piece that I ever refinished and I’m so pleased that I can actually do this. I can DO this! We’re definitely lacking in the furniture department {little tables, dressers, nightstands, etc.} so I’m beyond thrilled knowing that I can scour garage sales and kijiji to furnish our house with “bigger” pieces for next to nothing, aside from a little sanding, paint and time! I just have to find a beautiful glass knob handle for her and that’s it!

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Oh, and here’s the 200lb 9 drawer big guy so far….he should be finished in a few days.

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Here’s the before.

 

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Amanda Robinson is the eco-chic, green living, fitness loving mom behind Natural Mommie. Since early 2009, Amanda has been the source for moms to learn how to bring more balanced green beauty, eco-friendly, sustainable, organic products into their lives without being too “crunchy” or “granola”. Amanda is passionate about wellness and inspiring moms to make more eco-friendly and healthy choices without having to give up their hip mama selves and trade in their stilettos for Birkenstocks. She can often be found sipping green tea, behind her camera, diy’ing, instagramming, in the middle of a workout, chasing her two little boys around her farm or with her nose in an ingredients list in efforts to help other moms become more aware of what is really in the products they buy.

Comments

  1. Rebecca Orr says:

    Just a question: What is kijiji? :)

  2. It looks amazing, great job!
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  3. it turned out so lovely! good job!

  4. Excellent job! You have done what I have only done in my head!
    A great source for pretty knobs is Restoration Hardware.
    You have given me a little inspiration :)
    Ashli

  5. Jeanette Peters says:

    Great job Amanda, the little table looks so cute! You should do a step by step post for us – how did you sand this down by hand? It’s always boggled my mind how to get into the corners and cracks. Any tips?

  6. Hi amanda
    you did a wonderful job on the little table .
    I love it grammie

  7. i love the little table you did a wonderful job

  8. Hehe, see that everyone? My GRANDMOTHER commented on my blog. How’s that for being up with the times!! Love you gram xoxo

  9. Cool grandmas rock!

    What kind of primer and paint are you using? I’m trying to find no-voc primer (in the US), does it even exist? :(

    • Nava the spray primer I used wasn’t no-voc…I’m not sure you can even get it! But for spray paint check out the krylon h20 line. I used that and it’s non-toxic.

  10. Wow Amanda, you guys did such an amazing job on that little table!! It looks brand spankin’ new!

    That is a GORGEOUS 9 drawer dresser-I can’t wait to see what it looks like when you’re done xD
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    • Thanks Kayla! My little helpers did a great job sanding LOL

      It rained today {finally!} so I didn’t get to do any painting but I’m soooo eager to get that big guy finished!

  11. What an awesome find to get a HUGE dresser like that! I am still on my search and in the meantime had to nab boy2′s dresser for dh and I to share… hehe :) Can’t wait for the final pics, looks great so far!
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  12. oh yes and did you rent a sprayer for priming?
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    • Hey Pam!

      No, I just used spray primer in the can for the little table and around the swirly pieces on the big one. For the rest of the big dresser I’ll be priming with a brush.

      We actually have a paint sprayer we bought to paint our first house a few years ago. I need to convince DH to clean it out for me…I think it would make things a little easier!!

  13. When I was a little girl I had that entire dresser set. I believe it was called White Provencial. I had the night table (as pictured), the bed, a 6 drawer set with mirror, a tall 5 drawer dresser, and a desk with bookshelf.

    I wonder what my mom did with it. It was white with a fine gold trim.

    Thanks… I just had a trip down memory lane :)
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  14. I still have the same bedroom set as Jennifer B – lol – and using it for my daughter now. Refinishing it is a great idea and I’ve kicked that around but just wondering if you found any more non-toxic and low-voc products that would work for refinishing furniture? I know there are some great 0-VOC/Nontoxic paints but wondering about primers? Also do you use the paint additive that she suggests to keep it from drying fast? Just wondering if it’s needed.

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