Victory Home is a thrift that I frequent in Portsmouth. It's located on George Washington Highway and is run by Bethany Baptist Church. Funds are used to maintain the drug recovery mission they run. I volunteered there for a while. It's a great ministry. If you stop by, tell Melanie (the manager and wife of Bethany's pastor) that you heard about them here.
I was searching for a night stand to start this project and came across this beige beauty for $5. Sold!
First thing: added legs. I got them at Lowe's: 9 inch traditionals @ $4.00 each.
|There's a reason the legs on this side stick out a bit. |
They will be corrected.
I sanded the top with a sanding block, then added three thin layers of stain.
After each layer dried, I gave another light sanding with steel wool, careful to remove any dust afterwards
Made sure to stain the sides....
I wanted the woodwork on the front to stand out, so I stained that as well.
One reason she was $5: there was no back. I've logged thousands of hours of HGTV. This is no biggie at all.
I'll finish this in another post. Stay tuned.......