Saturday, August 13, 2011

Early Birthday Present

I wanted to share a special gift that my son has bought me
for my birthday...Its a couple weeks away but he surprised me
with this last weekend...He knew I have been wanting one and it
was a good price so my loving son gave me the money and we
went and picked it up....

I chose a unfinished one which saved $100.00 and refinished it
myself...It came with or without the tin panels and I chose with..
I already had a gallon of Valspar..flat black so I took out the tin inserts
and gave it two coats of flat black leaving it dry overnight in between coats..
I then sanded down the edges and applied two coats of Minwax, Dark Walnut

Here's what it looked like when we brought it home..

I'm pleased with the outcome and saved my son a $100.00 in the process by
refinishing it myself..

I leave you with a few photo's of the prim display I placed on  top and on the shelf that came from
my grandparents farmhouse..

Thank for stopping in for a visit..
Have a great weekend and
Take care and be safe...
Prim hugs,


Connie said...

It's gorgeous. I love the darker wood on it. Happy Birthday!

Angela said...

Trena, What a wonderful thoughtful son you have. A beautiful piece of furniture and you did a wonderful job finishing it out. Love it. looks great with the shelf and love the pewter. Have a great weekend.

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Happy, Happy birthday to you!
Looks like a perfect gift to me!
Your son is awesome and you did a great job on the makeover!!!!!

TheCrankyCrow said...

What a wonderful son you have! This is an awesome piece! Love the finishing and how you've decorated it...The shelf is perfect above it - and your pewter is making me drool!! Enjoy!! And happy, happy, birthday early!! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Dana~HomespunTreasures said...

WOW!!!! Trena....LUCKY you!!! I absolutely LOVE your birthday gift, and you did a wonderful job finishing it. I love the punched tin on the doors and you have it decorated perfectly!! Happy Birthday..a little early.