one man’s trash

mike and i were looking for a table to put in our dining room in front of the window. we wanted something like a coffee table to put plants on, since that’s the best window for sunlight. we found this at st. vincent de paul for $16:

pretty badly damaged, but a good refinishing project. i knew i wouldn’t be able to make it “like new” again because the water damage was pretty bad. we are wondering, what did the previous owner set on the table over and over to make such terrible water rings?

i am pretty satisfied with how it turned out. it’s still got visible damage, but it’s nowhere near as bad as it was before and nothing a few strategically-placed plants can’t handle!

the finished product:


About Liv

i have a lot of hobbies. i cook and bake – usually, from scratch. i paint, though not as often as I would like. i love to make pottery on the wheel, though this hobby fell by the wayside while I was in grad school. now that I’ve finished, I’m looking forward to potentially getting back into ceramics and devoting more time and energy to all of my hobbies. my mom got me hooked on refinishing garage sale or thrift shop furniture into beautiful, rich pieces for the home. and my true love is crochet – i love the feeling of achievement in taking a ball of yarn and a hook and turning it into a beautiful afghan or purse or set of coasters. in some way or another, all of these hobbies center around making things – thus, creation nation.
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