Sunday, April 03, 2011

The Little Bookshelf

I told you I would give you an update on another project the boys have been working on for a week. Here it is! This little bookshelf that we use to house our DVDs and videos was in great need or some refurbishing. I bought it for $5 at a garage sale before Michael and I got married almost 2 years ago. It is sturdy and was a really great bargain for such a price. We finally decided that it needed a little pick-me-up though. (I don't think that it even had a varnish on it. Or, if it once did, its years of use by the family before, had worn it off.)

You can see what a lack of varnish can do to the shelf when you try to place plant pots on it. Not pretty!
 Our friend Hunter covered in my kitchen. He and Michael sanded the bookshelf for a couple hours outside. (It was was the one semi-warm day we've had in the past month).

 This is post-sanding. Please excuse my silly expression! Michael snapped this quick picture as I was on my way out the door to the General Young Women Broadcast.

 After one coat of stain. You starting to get the general idea? Nice, but not quite there yet. 

All finished with two coats of stain and two coats of varnish. Doesn't it look great? I think the boys did such a great job on it. It matches the frame that Michael built for me for Christmas. The frame is for a canvas print of us from our engagements.  (I'll have to post a picture on here...)

I can't set anything on top of it that is heavy for about 3 more days because things might stick to it and ruin the varnish. But that's okay. I'm just loving how it looks. Thanks Michael and Hunter!

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