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 »

Deep sigh of relief over here–the wood veneer is glued in place on my table and it looks great!I’m so excited to share this part of the project with you because I totally ventured out into uncharted waters with this, and while I am certainly not a wood-working pro, I am thrilled that I have learned how to do something totally new and unfamiliar to me–and that I was able to do it successfully!  Has it required a pretty structured naptime routine for… Read more »