Do you have a favourite tool?
Well, this is mine-the sander.
I use this tool so much that I own four of them.
I should say we, hubby and I own four.
Every time I turn around there is something crying, 'sand me, sand me'.
Look at the old china cabinet I found in the basement and painted.
I loved the turquoise colour, but it was way too bright and way too perfect.
Take a look at it now.
See what a difference a little sanding can make?
It looks like it's been sitting in Grandmother's house getting nicked and worn from years of use.
Another example is this mirror.
I painted it with craft paint.
Honestly, the beautiful details were lost in the paint.
Now isn't this much better?
You can see the the swirl details and the bevelled edges of the antique frame now.
At the most, this may have taken five minutes-tops.
This is a tool I wouldn't want to be without.
I bought this sander on sale for about fifteen bucks.
I can't begin to tell you the hours it has saved me.
I've tried hand sanding, but I just don't have the patience for it.
I want to see results now!
I'm no expert on refinishing furniture, but this has worked for me and I wanted to pass it on in the hopes it might help someone else who likes to see QUICK results.