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sweetk8ty76 sweetk8ty76 8 years
I personally haven't done this yet, but my future in-laws often buy furniture and other items off Craigslist or at Garage Sales and redo them. They come out awesome, the transformations are incredible and unrecognizable! Maybe I will take it up to pass my lonely time :)
sweetk8ty76 sweetk8ty76 8 years
I personally haven't done this yet, but my future in-laws often buy furniture and other items off Craigslist or at Garage Sales and redo them. They come out awesome, the transformations are incredible and unrecognizable! Maybe I will take it up to pass my lonely time :)
Spun-Sugar Spun-Sugar 8 years
Similiar situation with a 70 year old headboard and footboard - took a week longer than planned due to the *goop* that had to come off! I thought it was blond wood under layers of paint, turned out it wasn't! In the end, the new Ralph Lauren 'Metallics' paint looks gorgeous on it... I'm sure that your table will be gorgeous once finished! Thank god you didn't have to DIY... you might have almost lost it like I did!
Spun-Sugar Spun-Sugar 8 years
Similiar situation with a 70 year old headboard and footboard - took a week longer than planned due to the *goop* that had to come off! I thought it was blond wood under layers of paint, turned out it wasn't! In the end, the new Ralph Lauren 'Metallics' paint looks gorgeous on it... I'm sure that your table will be gorgeous once finished! Thank god you didn't have to DIY... you might have almost lost it like I did!
Daisie Daisie 8 years
Wow! How great he did it for you! Good luck on the staining project! Can't wait to see it when you're done!
Catipa Catipa 8 years
This is going to turn out beautifully-I can't wait to see.
RosaDilia RosaDilia 8 years
That is definitely a lot of work. You pretty much lucked out!!!
Advah Advah 8 years
This looks like a lot of work! I can't wait to see the before/after pics of hte table though. :)
hexentanz hexentanz 8 years
My my, looks like maple syrup. :D
NickiH NickiH 8 years
Two summers ago I did the same thing to my living room furniture set... The de-gooping was terrible, but well worth the final product! Always a good feeling when a project turns out better than hoped.
rivrchild rivrchild 8 years
not to mention it smells horrible ....
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Talk about hard work...
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Talk about hard work...
iaudrey iaudrey 8 years
this is exactly what i fear when i look at all of my furniture pieces that could use a new stain. oy! i'm sure the finished table will look amazing :)
The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 8 years
Oh I am sooo familiar with this scenario. There were about 8 layers of paint and shellac (dating back 90 years!) on the beadboard wainscoting in my kitchen, and I was fed up with it and decided to strip it. It turned out to be one of the messiest, goopiest, most time-consuming home DIY projects I've done (and I've done a lot!), but it turned out GREAT, and that's what counts ;-) Best of luck on your finished product, too! It looks very promising.
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