The L’s Papa is very handy when it comes to fixing things in the house. He can pretty much turn his hand to anything. Which was why it never surprised me when he decided to build Little L’s toy box or paint a wall mural in his nursery by hand. He’s made coffee tables and amazing pieces of furniture out of car engines. But what’s also great is that he enjoys what he’s doing. We recently came across some old furniture that needed some love so The L’s Papa wasted no time in giving it a new lease of life. So I thought I would share with you the project from start to finish.
It was a mahogany wood farmhouse style table but it was in pieces when we came across it. Thankfully Little L was on hand to help his papa with the work.
The first job was to fix the legs. The L’s Papa pieced them back together. Thankfully we had all the parts required which was lucky.
It required a serious amount of sanding. I think most of the time it took to complete this project was pent sanding the wood down. This was to make sure any wax and paint would take to the wood.
Look how different the table top looks after sanding and waxing.
The finished table top. I think overall it took The L’s Papa just under three hours from start to finish. It is now a beautiful piece of shabby chic furniture which is making it’s way to a new home shortly. For the more visual among you we have done our very first YouTube video with the whole process from start to finish.
Do let me know if you want to see more videos from us. There will be another one like this going up very soon.
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The L’s Mum