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January 23, 2012

Today was Day 1 of my attempt to restore an old kitchen table that Lee’s parents gave us. Although I’ve been an avid reader of Apartment Therapy and Design*Sponge, it’s still a big step to actually start a project like this. We’re housesitting this week so it’s the perfect opportunity to use the extra garage space!

My first steps were to strip the paint off using Citristrip. I ran out of time and daylight (hence the crappy iPhone-flash photo) due to several stubborn layers of paint, but I feel pretty good about the progress so far.

I can’t wait to work on this again! Once the paint’s off, I’ll sand it down, use wood filler to repair all the cracks and scratches, and paint it!