Okay, okay… so that title may be exhibiting some small sense of hyperbole.  But at Ashtyn Jade, we love a killer makeover.  In fact, every gal that ventures before my lens receives incredible pampering beforehand – whether involved in couture portraiture, a family session, a maternity session, or a themed sessions.  And a bit of that pampering includes professional hairstyling and make-up artistry by Runway Hair Salon & Style Lounge.  Wow – are they amazingly talented!  {Did you know that Danette even offers her clients chocolate-covered almonds?  Stooop iiiit…  And that’s only ONE reason I adore her!}

But makeovers aren’t only for people!!  Something about this weather throws me into uber-produtive-do-it-yourself mode!  True… it often leads to oh-man-you-may-have-bitten-off-more-than-you-can-chew mode.  But so be it.  At least it’s keeping me out of trouble! *wink*

Here’s my current project – the reclamation of one of the most utilized pieces of furniture in the home – a piece that brings us together and strengthens our oh, so crucial and priceless family bonds.  And if its role is that stellar, I can’t help but think it deserves to LOOK stellar, as well.  Right?  So here we go!

Refinish/Refurbish Dinner/Dinning Room Table Project_Ashtyn Jade Photography 2014 Utah County

This poor table has seen it’s heyday, I’m afraid.  And it was a looong time ago.  We adopted it about seven months ago upon moving to Utah, and realized shortly thereafter – or immediately thereafter – that it was in desperate need of a little love.
 Refinish/Refurbish Dinner/Dinning Room Table Project_Ashtyn Jade Photography 2014 Utah County

Clearly the 80 grit wasn’t working… so I gave 60 grit a shot.

Refinish/Refurbish Dinner/Dinning Room Table Project_Ashtyn Jade Photography 2014 Utah County

… And then I wished there was such a thing as 20 grit!  ‘Cause even with 60, this was a beast.

Refinish/Refurbish Dinner/Dinning Room Table Project_Ashtyn Jade Photography 2014 Utah County

Would you like to see more??  Me, too!!  Stay tuned next week as I tackle a few more steps!

 

…the soul made visible…
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