Friday, May 10, 2013

Amazing Legs!

Would you walk away from those legs even if one was broken and her veneer was a hot mess? Me either.

Here she is partially stripped of her veneer. A drag of a job!
The broken leg getting repaired.

I wasn't kidding when I said hot mess. I used the iron and wet towel method to loosen the glue from the veneer. Then took a putty knife and slid it under the veneer. Whacked the heck out of it and sanded down the rough spots. Prepping this took far longer than painting her. But I knew that before getting myself into this mess.

She did clean up super nice though!






Look at that beutiful back plate. I was completely bummed that two were cracked so I used glass ones on the top drawer.



I chose French Gray which is one of my favorites and tends to sell  quickly. Stripped and stained the top dark walnut and charcoal glazed in the carved areas.

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6 comments:

Patti@OldThingsNew said...

I wouldn't have walked away from legs like that either! You did a fantastic job with her. Thanks for sharing and blessings, Patti

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Why darlin, I love what you have done with it, yes the legs are fabulous and thank you for the tip about Grey paint, I have not used it in a while, but will now!

Carol

Maria said...

I just fainted from sheer pleasure looking at this! What a fantastic piece. Great job!

squirrelgrrrl said...

This piece is so beautiful, I'm happy you brought it back to life! Well done, Val

squirrelgrrrl said...

This looks amazing, I love the lines of this piece. Well done!
Valerie

squirrelgrrrl said...

This piece is so beautiful, I'm happy you brought it back to life! Well done, Val