To start your weekend, here’s another Feature Friday from one of our SI Readers.
A big thank you to Josie from Brantford, Ontario CA for emailing me and sharing these beautiful before and afters!
I am a faithful reader of your posts and adventures in furniture refinishing.
Without gushing too much, I wanted to say that I am a big fan and have found your website and blog to be the most informative and interesting of the research sites that I’ve scoured on the net and that, my friend, is ALOT!
I saw your recent post regarding SI reader projects. I wanted to send in to you a couple of my recent projects.
So far, every piece I have done has remained in my house 🙂 I am not in the furniture restoration business (at least not yet). I just have a love and a passion for furniture (especially antique).”
“The Broyhill buffet was found on Kijiji for a steal at $ 65.00.
It was in pretty rough shape, but I just knew I could make her look pretty again. I think part of the reason why it was so cheap (in addition to the damages) was because it was missing a handle AND that it had to be carried down from a second story apartment…..thank goodness my hero husband was there to save the day. When I got home and started taking the piece apart, low and behold, the other handle!
I have to admit that I was very intimidated by this piece.
I couldn’t find any reference information regarding its composition anywhere on the internet. It looked like it was made from composite – a very well done composite wood material. I filled in all of the holes and started sanding. For the primer, I used a tinted Zinsser primer.
I have used chalk and mineral paint on some other pieces I’ve put in my house but with this one, it just didn’t seem right for the piece. I took advantage of SW paint sale and went in with my graphite BM colour and had them colour match. I applied three coats of the paint and three of varathane (for extra protection)
It truly was a labour of love and I am so happy with how well it turned out. She looks lovely in my front room. Now to shop for accessories!!!”
Thanks so much Josi! Love your before and afters and hearing the story behind them.. and oh…the buffet DOES look amazing in your front room!
… and to you my dear reader – remember, I always love seeing a good before and after so keep ’em coming!
Enjoy your weekend and treat yourself to something fun … you deserve it! 🙂
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