Today has been a busy day, I am working on a dresser that is taking me foooorrreeevvveer to do. I bought it from a man on craigslist for a great deal. Now I know why. It has been spray painted to death. It’s so thick that it’s like a rubber coating. I knew it was bad when I put the stripper on it and it just sat there. So I put more on and nothing. So I have had to peel the layers of spray paint off, which I did outside in 100+ heat for days. After getting that off I was so excited (sarcasm) to find at least 3 layers of oil based paint and under that at least 2 layers of some kind of questionable paint. So needless to say I am not quite in love with this dresser as I was before. It is now painted and I am finally finished distressing as of 5 minutes ago Yay!
I thought I would share with you a side table I did for my mom. I got it at a garage sale for $3. It was in really bad shape. It had a leather insert on the top of the table which had mostly rotted away. I had no idea what to do with this missing square on top it was so thin it would be almost impossible to fit wood in there. At Lowes I found some wallpaper that was pretty durable and had a raised design to it. So I decided to stain the wallpaper with the same color I did the top of the table. I then put a poly over it to make it more durable. I painted the bottom of the table an ivory and distressed it