"For I know the plans that I have for you,'declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
New Life To An Old Mirror
Last weekend I found this antique mirror at a garage sale and the price was so low I couldn't help but buy it. When I got it home, hubby discovered it had once hung above an antique dresser and had a place where it would pivot. Monday hubby and I spent the day working on all sorts of wood projects~this mirror, two nightstands and our daughter's oak table that needed some desperate help. We stripped the old varnish, sanded, stained and applied a top coating to all the wood pieces. The mirror was a bit of a challenge because some of the wood was lighter in color, especially the scroll work on the top, and so we had to play with the stain to get it even looking. But here it is and we are so pleased with how it turned out. After all this practice we are going to refinish our antique dining room table that once belonged to my mom and dad. The table is in poor shape and needs some extra care so it should be a great project to work on. In the midst of this, I've been fighting summer allergies or a cold and don't have as much energy as I normally do so we haven't been out bike riding. We've also been having rain and cold weather so it isn't nearly as tempting as it is in nice weather. Have a great day.
I am a daughter of the King, saved by grace for 38 yrs. I am married to my best friend and beloved for 39 years. I was born and lived most of my life in Northern Calif. until moving to Colorado. We homeschooled our girls for years and I love encouraging my daughters and others in their homeschooling. Hubby and I are blessed to have two incredible daughters and sons-in-law and 11 grandkids. I love spending time with my family & our dog Hunter, friends, plus quilting whenever I can.