The next day, we woke up and the sun was shining (sort of). The weatherman said that showers were coming, so we sprinted outside and grabbed our sanders. We decided to tackle the beauty below.
From this picture, it doesn't look like she is in really bad shape. However, the top was pretty scratched up, and you could just tell that she desperately needed to show off some of her incredible curves and details. The dark wood did not do her justice.
My sister and I used quite a bit of elbow grease to sand the top down to the original wood.
Then we painted the bottom antique white. While painting, it started to sprinkle. I finished putting the final coat on the bottom of the piece and carefully lugged her into the garage. When she was finished drying, we distressed the edges, and stained the top. Now she is absolutely stunning. In fact, I think that I have convinced Mr. Dump to let me hang onto this one!
Here's another shot of the piece in the dining room. You might notice the crazy lady sitting on the floor in front of her. I'm not sure why I let my sister take pictures of me in front of our pieces. She's the picker and the cleaner - not the photographer!
I hope that everyone has a wonderful holiday season! I can't wait to bring you MANY more Dumped and Discovered treasures (weather permitting) this week!