Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Finally Finished Furniture

 These last few stages took a while. I painted it with several coats of polyurethane, sanding lightly between coats, and re-staining parts that got a little too much taken off. We had a real problem when it came to handles.  The old handles were three and a half inches across and all the new handles are three. I think we looked in three or four hardware stores and online as well. Finally, we settled for these--because they were the only ones in the store that would do, since the plate covers the old holes and we could drill new holes for the handle. I also spray painted the white, plastic-looking shelves so they would fade into the background better.
 Anyway, when I look at the many flawed areas, and the less than perfect job of rushed sanding and sealing, I manage to console myself by remembering what the thing looked liked before all this. And when I wish the handles matched a little better, I take a look at the former handles--especially the one on the bottom drawer, and I sigh. It does look lovely now.





6 comments:

Carina said...

That looks amazing! I am always impressed with your re-finishing skills. Look forward to seeing it today.

Johanna said...

It's beautiful!!!!

annell said...

Love your desk!

aftergrace said...

It looks even better in person! You've done a wonderful job on this sweet little piece of furniture.

Jingle said...

lovely!

Nanka said...

Good restoration work of the old furniture which is well done. You have breathed life into it!!