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.
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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