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furniture rehab – the “befores”

Happy Monday, everybody! It seems like the rain has finally stopped here, and the weekend was gorgeous! Dave and I spent some time yesterday dragging a bunch of furniture in need of recovery onto our back deck, and we started the face-lift on a couple of them. Now that the days are a little longer, we’re hoping to get some project time in after work, or get them all refinished next weekend. Here are the “before” photos:

I forgot to take a before photo of this cabinet that we got at the flea market. It was painted light blue, and I thought I’d keep the color on the inside, but paint the outside white.

We found this bookcase up in our attic, a leftover from the previous owners. Once it’s cleaned up and painted, it could be a perfect bookcase for the baby’s room.

Another flea market find. Originally, we were thinking this could be a good toy chest/bench, with a sanding and a coat of paint, and maybe a cushion on top. The weathered patina is growing on me, though. We could just keep it as-is and use it outside to store flower pots and gardening supplies. Hmmm….

I’ve had this little chair for a while, and again, I’m not sure whether to stick with the weathered look or sand it, paint it and polish up the metal. It could be really cute re-done, but I kind of like it as is, too.

I’ll post the “afters” as soon as we’re done – hopefully in the very near future!

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