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December 28, 2010

Turnaround Tuesday: Jamie from Happy House, Happy Home


Welcome Jamie from Happy House, Happy Home!

Jamie is a fellow newlywed who married her husband just this past August. She lives in Seattle, WA with her husband and their 3 puppies/2.5 wiener dogs (read the story behind the 2.5 here). Jamie says that they painted the entire downstairs of their house the weekend they moved in, because she could just not stand those white walls...Girl, I totally understand.

When Jamie emailed me the pictures of one of her first big DIY projects, I was floored. I mean, hello! The girl chose to sand, paint, and re-stain a piece of furniture all in one project. I still shy away from sanding anything. Needless to say, I think her refinished antique table was a huge success! Check it out for yourself...


 Jamie's Mom had this antique table in storage and offered it up when 
Jamie was looking for a place to toss all their "stuff" (keys, mail, etc) on. What a great find!


The first step for Jamie was to buy all of the necessary supplies:
  • Elmer's Wood Filler
  • 3 Cans of Rustoleum 2x Coverage Spray Paint in Heirloom White
  • Minwax Wood Finisher Stain in Cherry
  • Minwax Polyutherane 
  • Hand Sander in medium
  • Spray Paint Gun Attachment (which Jamie says was a life saver)
  • Electric Sander
  • 80, 120, 160, 200 Grit Sand Paper for the Electric Sander
  • Painter's Tape

Next, Jamie sanded the legs of the table by hand and then the table top and bottom shelf with the 80, 120, 160, and 200 grit sand paper. Yep...she sanded that baby 4 times!

Then Jamie spray painted the legs of the table with the Rustoleum spray paint in Heirloom White. And don't forget that spray paint gun attachment...


Next, Jamie used the wood filler to fix any gashes or cracks in the wood. Be sure to allow time for the filler to dry.


Jamie then stained the table top and shelf. Then she stained, stained, and stained some more making sure that the wood filling matched the rest of the table.

After that she applied a coat polyutherane. She allowed it to dry. Lightly sanded again, and then applied another coat of the polyutherane.

And finally, Jamie went back and fixed any mistakes or imperfections in her spray paint job. 


After lots of hard work, Jamie and her husband were finally able to enjoy their new table. So gorgeous isn't it??



Great job, Jamie! It looks fantastic. Thank you so much from being a part of Turnaround Tuesdays. If you haven't checked out Jamie's blog before, be sure to head over there now and show her some love!

Psst--If you're interested in being a contributor for Turnaround Tuesday, please contact me at carlyhoneyandthemoon [@] gmail [dot] com


All images from Happy House, Happy Home xo

5 comments:

Jenn L @ Peas and Crayons said...

whoooooo go Jamie! <3

modern jane said...

It looks great!

Kendra {House of Ficek} said...

Looks great! I am to scarred to stain furniture.

Michaela said...

It looks awesome!! And yay a Seattle friend for me! (:

Jamie @ Happy House, Happy Home said...

Thanks for featuring me, Carly! And it was great emailing you!

After the new year I'm starting a "Queen for a day" feature on my blog, so if you're interested, let me know!

happy new year!

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