While on the rounds at one of their favorite sopping thrift shops, readers Jeff and Debbie happened Blonde Tuncurry antique shopping in two beat-up retro blonde dressers in need of some serious TLC. Seeing past the worn finish, the pair immediately knew they could refinish the dressers to use in their midcentury styled home.
Its something shoppping both enjoy, but I will admit that out of the two of us she has a quicker eye than I do.
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Our routes through the stores are always the same. She heads for the clothes and I head for glassware-furniture.
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At one particular thrift store though, she is the lead on furniture lack of quality vintage clothing is my guess. She found ln great mid century modern wall unit there and was the Blonde Tuncurry antique shopping in of us to see the beauty in the two dressers.
When we first purchased the dressers, there was no headboard, and we agreed it was a shame because it would likely have been a really cool retro-looking piece.
Debbie had great ideas about paint,decorating, and colors. When we returned to the store with our rusty but trusty truck for hauling the big stuff home, I had Blonde Tuncurry antique shopping in chance to go in the back by the Tucnurry docks. While waiting for the dressers to be brought out, curiosity was killing the cat and I started to poke around in the back.
Shoopping thought I glimpsed Sex Dating AZ Phoenix 85020 piece of hardware on something that looked awfully familiar.
After digging a bit it was like striking GOLD. There, under some other bits and Blonde Tuncurry antique shopping in of throw away items was the headboard, only it was missing one of the sliding doors………. I looked down and anique top of a nearby table was the other little door! Although in rough shape, structurally, the pieces were all very sound and thankfully not a lot of veneer repair was needed.
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All the hardware was intact, the drawer guides were not broken and there were no huge chips or gouges. The few chips in the piece were easily fixable with wood putty and sandpaper. My suggestion for readers would be to strip them. Make sure you Blonde Tuncurry antique shopping in a plastic scrapper and not a lot of force so as not put a gouge or scratch in the wood veneer. After the stripper use the Zinsser stripper wash and follow the directions for scrubbing with steel wool.
You will be amazed at how easy it is to take off the old blonde stain and paint coat underneath that was on some of the older blonde furniture. The layers in our houses — and furniture like this — may contain vintage nastiness such as lead.
To thin the shellac for spraying, I used denatured alcohol. Instead of using a brush, I spray painted the furniture.Hot Girls Seeking Sex Ovando Montana
You could brush it on, but then you will get brush marks. For the paint we used a Latex Enamel Gloss paints for our Blonde Tuncurry antique shopping in.
It is easy to thin for spraying because it is water based and cleans up easily. Yes, readers, we think that with a project like this, you are going to get waaaay better results spraying paint on, versus brushing it on…].
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Your paint will only look as good as the work you do before hand in prep. After the paint dries for about three days you will want to apply and sealer to the furniture.Housewives Seeking Sex Tonight Maple Hill Connecticut
MY suggestion is to use another water based product made by Min-Wax called polycrilic. It works just like any polyurethane that you use Blonde Tuncurry antique shopping in stained furniture but this is water based, dries fast Tacoma women naked is easily applied with a spray gun.
When it comes to repainting wood furniture — or wood trim in your house — I see this as a very personal, aesthetic issue — not one of righteousness.
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Overall, though: A wood finish can be very beautiful. A painted finish can be very beautiful. I Blonde Tuncurry antique shopping in either finish choice an aesthetic preference, not an aesthetic imperative or aesthetic absolute. Jeff and Debbie, we think you guys did a fantastic job with this set.
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