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Furniture Refinishing
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(02-23-2017 09:36 PM)Maggot Wrote:  Well that came out well despite all your trepidations. See...........you CAN do it peanut. It looks great.


Thank you. It did and you know it's a quality piece of wood. I was carrying it lengthwise, dropped it with me on top and skidded about 5 feet in the garage and nothing broke. Then my son ran in to it with my car and again, couldn't find any damage or even a wobbly leg. It's a solid piece of furniture!

I learned a LOT doing this piece. I was afraid I was going to end up with bubbles or brush/lap marks, splotches..anything that can go wrong. I did end up with some splotching on one side of the top but I sanded, reapplied and it was fine the second time around.

I really wood like to hunt for cheap, solid wood pieces that have been painted or something and refinish them. But...I don't have anywhere to put them. Crying-into-tissue

Actually, there's one project I could tackle. We have a chest in our laundry room that was in one of my kids' rooms when they were a baby. I'm pretty sure that puppy is solid maple. In our office/second bedroom, we have a chest that I picked up at a flea market 20 some years ago that's all particle board. I've measured and the laundry room chest would fit up there. Yeah, I'm going to do it. My family hates my hobby (at least my son does because he can't skate in there) but too bad. As soon as I finish cleaning up from the last project (and getting rid of as much dust as possible), I'm going to tackle that mo-fo. I'll post starting and ending photos of that one as well. Smiley_emoticons_smile






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You did a great job, User. Come and paint the TV armoire in my bedroom. I just painted my nightstand. It was a lovely, dark wood and I went to white with grey drawers, maybe you can paint the armoire to match. Thanks!






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(02-24-2017 05:53 AM)Duchess Wrote:  

You did a great job, User. Come and paint the TV armoire in my bedroom. I just painted my nightstand. It was a lovely, dark wood and I went to white with grey drawers, maybe you can paint the armoire to match. Thanks!


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Sounds good; I'm ready to do another chalk painting project if you'd like it done that way.

One of my problems, as evidenced by the surfboard ride on my table, is moving the furniture around. I can't sit around all day waiting for my husband's help. Even when he's here I have to pry him off the couch to give me a hand. I do all the sanding outside my garage (for obvious reasons), then I bring the pieces in when they're ready. I'm hoping that chest...once I take the drawers out, it will be possible for me to move everything in and out as I go. Then there's the rain. It's great for keeping dust down but ya' can't sand in it...I could paint that thing. Or chalk paint it. Something that doesn't involve stripping it down to bare wood but I dunno. Unless you do something interesting like you did with your side table, paint can be boring. And the furniture in that room is generally dark if I want to keep with the color scheme. I've heard maple doesn't take a dark stain easily though....

Never mind me, just thinking out loud.






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(02-24-2017 02:07 PM)username Wrote:  I'm ready to do another chalk painting project if you'd like it done that way.


That would be perfect as I used chalk paint on the table. I made my own this time and while it's okay I would like it to be a little smoother so I'm going to run into Home Depot over the weekend. I have an unfinished Amish built corner cabinet that I want to do something with too but I've got to get off this grey kick first. I'm really lovin' all the shades of grey out there to the point of not considering other colors.






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(02-24-2017 02:37 PM)Duchess Wrote:  
(02-24-2017 02:07 PM)username Wrote:  I'm ready to do another chalk painting project if you'd like it done that way.


That would be perfect as I used chalk paint on the table. I made my own this time and while it's okay I would like it to be a little smoother so I'm going to run into Home Depot over the weekend. I have an unfinished Amish built corner cabinet that I want to do something with too but I've got to get off this grey kick first. I'm really lovin' all the shades of grey out there to the point of not considering other colors.

Grey is in right now. And it's a neutral color so I say go with it. I've chalk painted two pieces and the finish felt rough until I applied a good amount of Minwax to them. That smoothed them right out and then I added some dark wax to the spots that I wanted to antique. I suppose if you want to cheat a bit, they make these spray on lacquers (Deft is the brand that I've used) that come in Satin and I think matte. If you wanted to make sure everything stayed put and give it a protective, smooth coating, I'd spray it with some matte lacquer. JMO; I'd have to see it (pics please).

It was almost impossible to find anything but grey remodeling the kitchen. Grey, black and white...I couldn't picture a white kitchen in our house (it just wouldn't go) and besides, buying all new cabinets, I wanted to see the wood. I always thought you paint your cabinets white when they look like shit (or you get sick of them). The only nod I have to the current trend is some reclaimed, weathered grey/brown furniture in my family room. It looks good but it's cheap stuff.

You gave me another idea!!! I bought (and that's my problem...buying stuff too quickly) an entry way table that I haven't really liked since I got it home (but it was a final sale. Instead of working on the chest in my laundry room, I'm going to do something to that piece of...wood. I've been secretly looking to replace it (even though I just bought it a couple months ago) but I think I could make it work with a color change (there's nothing wrong with the style). You can see the colors in our living room from the table pic. For some reason, I bought the entry way table in a medium to light brown...it looks like it would make a good garden work table or something at this point. It's too casual and the color is all wrong. I can fix that...Smiley_emoticons_hurra3 I can't wait to get started, lol.






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The entertainment center I bought is grey. It's the only piece of grey furniture I've even had. If you look at it from an angle it has a pink hue to it though which I did not notice at the furniture store.





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Yep. Grey is everywhere. I don't know why but I want to go to a store about 15 mins from me that specializes in making furniture out of reclaimed wood. I imagine they have some cool stuff there but I don't "need" anything.

Actually I should talk to the old man about replacing our bedroom set. It's probably 20 years old and unfortunately there's nothing wrong with it except it's HUGE. I learned several years ago that you have to buy furniture that fits the room for some spaciousness. The set we bought way back when would look great....in a mansion sized bedroom.

I'm going to talk with him about that. All this furniture...I've sold a few things on Craigslist but people want a freaking steal; I practically gave them away. Same with a consignment store; they offered me pennies on the dollar. Sooo, we donate everything. We make more on the deduction than any other method.

If I got my own place, I would like whites and greys. I'd decorate the whole place like a spa. Or a Mormon temple (I've only been in one but it was heavenly). Could happen.






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How would you like to be stuck with THIS freaking thing!!

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That would suck, I hate beards.





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That is one huge multiple latrine.






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It looks like a family pew.






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Have any of you ever used gel stain? How'd you like it?






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It did a pretty good job on clangs underwear.





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(03-16-2017 06:55 PM)Duchess Wrote:  

Have any of you ever used gel stain? How'd you like it?

I've used it and like the regular stain better because you have more control with it. The stain/varnish combo sucks too.






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