Today I am going to show you one of my latest projects. I really feel like this is a “trash to treasure” type of deal. My storage war hubby brought home this broken side table that he purchased for $1.50. YES! ONE DOLLAR AND FIFTY CENTS.
When I asked what he planned on doing with this gem, he said “I’m going to put shoe polish on it and cover up the scratches.” Whaaaat??? I think he needs to stick to FINDING the pieces and I’ll work on bringing them back to life.
The first thing I did was clean this piece… really good. When I pulled the drawer out, it fell out and tipped over. I noticed that the track guide thingy in the back of the drawer was missing. So I purchased this one from Lowe’s and attached it to the bottom of the drawer. It worked PERFECTLY!
It’s been a busy couple of weeks! Remember when I told you about the water coming up from our kitchen floor that resulted in my freak out and tearing out part of our kitchen floor?
Remember when I told you about my $5 China Cabinet and the photo that I posted of the doors with the gold “faux” etching? Removing this baked on decoration almost got the best of me. I tried scraping it off with a razor blade and all it did was scratch off little lines. My son even said “Hey Mom, do you think that will take you one week or two to get that piece of glass done?” I didn’t answer him, because I thought for sure it would be longer than that. I tried looking up tutorials, helpful hints, everything I could find… but everyone just said to buy new glass to put in the doors.
Then I remembered my brand spankin’ new bottle of Herbal Authority Tea Tree Oil . I have been a big believer in this stuff for years. We use it on scrapes, cuts, insect bites, I’ve used it to remove stain from my hands, rust from the pulls for the china cabinet, I put a few drops in the bath for the dogs and it repels fleas/kills and ticks. Keeper of the Home has 25 Uses for Tea Tree Oil that you can take a look at here. It’s AWESOME!
So I mixed about 15 drops with some hot water, let it sit for about 5 minutes.
Honestly thought it was my little dogs. I even told the hubby that we had Houdini dogs because I had put training pads down and thought they were going on top, then kicking them up and peeing underneath. ..I owe them an apology.
Did I mention that the previous owners of our house didn’t use cement backer board. .. they used plywood. Do you know what water does to plywood? It soaks it up like a sponge!!! It’s not pretty.
We had planned to redo the floor in the kitchen in a couple of years, so it may end up being sooner rather than later.