What’s In a Name

I thought I’d pop in today with a quick little bonus post because while I was scrolling through my personal Tumblr page for quotes for yesterday’s post, I stumbled upon these two pictures that I thought were gone forever.

The very first DIY I ever did…. the reason this blog is called Sandpaper & Glue:

before and after

About three and a half years ago (ish?)…. before owning a house was even in the picture… before I had ever even heard of a DIY blog… I found two sad little school chairs in my aunt’s basement and decided I needed them for my dining room table. So I brought them to my apartment… and sanded and sanded, then wood glued some of leg spindles back on, then painted each chair teal and added a cushion.

I had completed my first DIY without evening knowing what a DIY was!

Oh, and the table they were added to? Why that came from my Nana’s basement… and it was from the 60s. And there were vinyl chairs (which are awesome, BTW). They were in a room with blue Big Lots curtains tied back with old white shoelaces. There was also a $10 green rug from Walmart.

And a built in hutch I totally didn’t know to appreciate . And moulding I also did not know to appreciate:



I think it’s safe to say I’ve come a long way in 3.5 years.

…but I still totally love that table.

What was your first DIY?


Scratch & Dent VICTORY

Hi all! A few posts back I rambled about lofty dreams of a Scratch & Dent success- and it happened! I am pleased to introduce to you my very first ever store bought piece of furniture: A SECTIONAL! It is glorious!

It has a dark brown leather frame with beige cushions that velcro down (so there’s no slipping and sliding! it’s genious!). Half couch, half chaise lounge, this sucker was only $900 with tax and delivery! HOLLER. We did not get the ottoman that comes with it because I have my eyes set on one that has a flip over coffee table top. I am so excited for this, it’ll be delivered on the 19th after we’ve had time to wash the floors and organize the rest of the room, and we’ll have a movie night to break it in that day too. Woo hoo!

I feel like I’m deliriously excited about this, my very first ever brand new and not just new to me piece of furniture. What do you think? What was your first new piece of furniture, or what do you hope it will be? Am I the only one that gets this excited about someone to sit my butt?