dil·i·gence:careful and persistent work or effort

Proverbs 13: 4 The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me....

...a table refinishing project!

I have had this 45" round pedestal table since January of this year when I picked it up at Goodwill for $25.  Yes, fellow thrifters, you read that correctly:  I got an antique pedestal table for only $25.  An awesome, antique table in structurally wonderful condition!

It was an amazing buy.  But, it was also in terrible need of a refinishing job.  It looks as though several small animals have sharpened their claws on it, and someone with good intentions and awful refinishing skills has also had his way with it.  And, then there was the time when a hot pot was placed on top of a wet towel, and this happened:

Whoopsie!  But, have no fear!  Super table refinisher Emily, The Diligent One, to the rescue!

Ahem, except I have never refinished a thing in my life.  But, I figure this is as good a project as any to start on, wouldn't you agree?  So, I borrowed the belt sander and the palm sander from my dad, and my goal this week is to get this thing sanded.  And, if it doesn't work out, I figure I can always paint it!  Haha!

Stay tuned for progress...




  1. I will be anxious to see it done. It is always a tad scary to jump into something you have never tried before, isn't it? I have no doubt you will do a great job! xo Diana

  2. Good luck with your project Emily! Can't wait to see how it turns out!