Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A Beauty with BIG Veneer Issues

Spied this at the flea market. It was a big hot mess but one of the prettiest nightstands I've come across. 

Sad little sight with all the veneer issues but look at those wood carvings. Brought her home with me and I don't have one regret. OK so ripping off the veneer was no fun. Maybe spewed a curse word or two. I used the damp towel and iron method to remove the veneer. Yup, think I might need a new iron.

But isn't she pretty now....

She still has her dings from life and shows her age, but hey don't we all :)


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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Sewing Machine Benches

I find these ugly benches frequently. They go with those sewing machines in a cabinet. I always pass on the cabinet although they clean up nice. I've seen what you all do with these. Maybe I'm just too lazy to yank the machine out. Yup, that's what it is. 

Here are two different styles that got facelifts. I didn't take a before pic of one but they are always dark stained and have pleather upholstery. This one had it's pleather lurking beneath the raised velour fabric. It's always there. Just a matter of ripping off layers of fabric until it rears its pleathery head.

       They're like two long lost friend each with their own unique personality!

Have a happy night~ The Shabby NestSue
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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

It's All in the Pulls

I found this at the flea market over the weekend. Kind of plain but I fell in love with the scalloped back splash. I envisioned it as the perfect changing table. Anyone else hate those bat wing style pulls?

 First thing I did was putty up the holes and drill new ones. No way were bat wings staying on this baby. I like to use Quik Wood for this. It dries hard and sands perfectly smooth unlike wood filler.

Painted her in duck egg and clear waxed and buffed. I found the wax went on super smooth when I applied it outside in the sun. The dresser was warm, not scorching hot and it just kinda glided on easily and uniformly. I think temperature has a huge thing to do with how well the wax goes on.  Just my little observation.

Changed out the bat wings for sparkly glass pulls. And here she is....

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