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The Haunted Dresser

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Usually when I am out thrifting or sale-ing, I pass by pieces that are already painted. I don't like stripping furniture if it can be avoided and I don't love painting over thick, drippy paint. But the price was right on this one and I learned a lesson.

Sometimes all a piece needs is GOOD sanding and a coat of wax. Less work for me, too! She came to me with thick, shiny, chipped paint. I took out my orbital sander and smoothed out some of the chips. I used Fiddes Furniture Wax in Jacobean on the entire piece and here she is today. I think she's perfect for Halloween!

I know pieces that are this aged aren't for everyone, but for the right person, it's perfect! What about you? Do you prefer pieces that are NOT already painted?


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