We love coming across vintage real wood treasures that have lost their sass due to wear and neglect. This beauty had wire tied where the handles should had been and the top was mangled from wear and tear. We did not find a maker’s mark but we did find a stamp dated January 1958 on the bottom of one of the drawers. This is all wood, tongue and groove drawers and lovely as can be now that it has been revamped by one of our local artists. Sanded down and revamped with a lovely custom color of barely blue hand made chalk paint and then sealed with several coats of matte sealant. Vintage handles are the original handles that we were lucky to find inside the chest of drawers.
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As you can see here, when you come across a furniture item that has some minor issues sometimes the best answer is to sand it down and give it some love with a new sassy color scheme. This table is sturdy, a great size and good functionally, but was lacking some much needed loving.
After sanding it down, priming it, and then several coats of a sassy orange-red color, along with several coats of a sealer, it is ready to go! We called her Katy.
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February 27, 2014 in Uncategorized
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We love before and afters. This before and after is of a demi loon mahogany table. It has its blemishes and has been very loved. Reworked by first sanding, then two coats of primer due to the deepness of the color of the original wood. Then six coats of a custom blend which becomes just slight of a true mint color. Then we hand distressed the table, and then topped off with three coats of a clear protective finish.
February 25, 2014 in Uncategorized
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This beautiful wood table set came with 2 leaves and 6 chairs. After purchasing this set from a local antique dealer, it was time to revamp her and make her more adorable. She came with great bones, great details, wood was in good shape, although she needed a major cleaning. After several hours of cleaning, began the sanding process. Due to the detailing on the legs, it was sanding via electric sander but also a major amount of hand sanding. After curing for many days, three layers of primer was applied to the table, both the leaves, and all 6 chair bases.
The seats of the chairs were gently removed and all original hardware saved. It took a while to choose just the right fabric, but this lively pattern was found and we knew it was the one. While firming up the chairs and padding, it was time to recover the chairs. After several weeks of the primer curing, it was time for 6 coats of a lovely creamy, white color to revamp the table. There were approximately 2-3 days of curing of the paint in-between the layers. After drying time, a clear, non-yellowing top coat was applied in four layers. Each layer required curing/drying time.
Then was the next step. Distressing. Hand distressing with several different levels of sandpaper grit. This process lovingly took a few days. Distress for a while, step away and come back to it the next day to start again. After distressing, it was time to clean off any residue from distressing. After a day to settle, it was time to add two more layers of clear, non-yellowing top coat with time for curing/drying in-between each layer. Now she is happier in her new frocks.
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Rescued a metal cabinet that was slender, tall and perfect for storing all manner of things. It had been painted a dull flat black on the front and sides but left a mess on the inside. After a good sanding and cleaning up a bit, we used a primer on it in black, since it was mostly black all ready. Then after a few coats of black on both sides, inside and back, we decided a great punch of blue would be the ticket. Add several coats of glossy blue on both sides, top and the front and it is friendlier. A little bit of detailing on the new sleek handle and this cabinet is ready for all kinds of goodies to store.
Coffee table revamped. This lovely “pie crust” coffee table, entitled so due to its edges reminding us of a pie crust, has been revamped with some tender loving care. After hand sanding the table and removing some graffiti from a previous owner, we used a primer in grey.
After two coats of grey primer, we began covering the lovely table with a clean white satin paint. Due to the dark wood and previous staining, it took 10 light coats. Light coats work better, last longer and cover better overall. We suggest following the paint maker’s directions for dry time. This paint suggested drying time was 20 minutes between coats so we followed the directions. At one point we went out for some dinner so we let it dry while we were away and finished up more coats when we returned.
After a light sanding between the last 3 coats, we let it dry overnight. The next day we added three light coats of a sealer. We chose a satin sealer to stay with the paint we chose.