About 6 months ago I took on a pretty major, month-and-a-half-long DIY project: I bought a damaged farmhouse style table on Craigslist with 6 chairs, for $100 that was begging to be repaired and refinished. Over several weeks in summer, I stripped off its old finish, removed its damaged veneer, prepared and laid down new veneer, stained and poly’ed it, then repainted, distressed, and reupholstered its chairs (as well as an unfinished wood bench I found along the way). It was kind of a… Read more »