2/17/12

Drip, Drip, Drip.....

I was sick. So sick that I slept for 42 out of 48 straight hours. Now, I just have a leaky nose . On top of that I had to go see the eye doctor today because I'm nearly blind and he dilated my eyes. 4 hours later and I can sort of see again.
Even though I was going through all that- I still managed to get something done today!

The Mr. brought these home for me last night-

What are they? Two matching bookcases that originally came from the University of Michigan. Made in Holland Michigan. Rough, as you can tell. But they were cheap- 15 bucks each. We can ALWAYS use bookshelves. They are rough, but sturdy little buggers. Plus, the Mr. knows that I have skills.

Today they look like this....



How? Well, I washed them. That helped a lot. And then I used Howard Restor-A- Finish in neutral. Works like a champ. I tested a sample spot last night before going to bed....and when I saw the results this morning I finished them before my appointment.

I can't wait for the Mr. to see them tonight!

Have a fantastic weekend everyone!

7 comments:

Anne At Large said...

Those came out so well, I need to go get some Restor-A-Finish ASAP, clearly! Hope you are back to your normal healthy self soon!

Colleen said...

I love love love Restor-a-Finish! Follow that up with a nice coat of Feed-n-Wax and the shine will knock your socks off!

Kerry said...

They look beautiful!

Alana in Canada said...

Wow. Are you sure those are the same cabinets?
Hope you're feeling better soon.

The Farmers Daughter said...

thanks everyone! I am feeling better today...there's some nasty stuff going around our town and it's dropping people left and right.

Those cabinets awesome huh? I couldn't believe how well they cleaned up...and that restor a finish is fantastic stuff.... I got it at home depot btw....

Mella DP said...

Most lovely. I so need to do that to my credenza/dresser (credresser?)

Willing myself not to get sick. I went to lunch with a friend yesterday and I'm pretty sure her toddler sneezed on my salad.

The Farmers Daughter said...

Mella, the finish is SUPER easy and I did it inside without any problems.

Toddlers have a suprisingly long range with skeeze sneezing.... I hope you don't get sick!