This is sort of what it looked like before I stated stripping paint off. I had already started before I remembered to take a picture…and I wasn’t even blogging way back then, but my parents wanted me to email them a picture. Whoever owned it before had painted it an (ugly) pale creamy-yellow and outlined the drawers and backsplash in a bluey-green color. Once I started to remove the paint, I was excited to see the lovely quarter sawn oak underneath.
|(You’ll have to forgive the ugly wall behind it… I was also removing wallpaper from that room…(By the way, don’t paint over your wallpaper… it just makes it harder to remove in the long run!))|
It was extremely difficult to remove the paint from the crevices of these feet! But, there’s not one speck of paint left in them now! I found a little wire bush was extremely handy for this. And, not sure whether I should have done this or not… but I sometimes used a needle to flick paint out of the crevices.
This is one of my favourite pieces of furniture that I own. I think it took me about 25-30 hours from start to finish. After I was done stripping it, I put on one coat of stain to even out the wood tone and then I put on three coats of polyurethane, sanding lightly with an extremely fine sandpaper in between.
And yes, I have some Christmas decorations up already. My tree is not up yet, though by the end of next week, it will be 🙂
As seen on Apartment Therapy HERE