Sunday, November 11, 2007

Restoring a Piece of Old Furniture

Derrick's Dad died just recently and we have had some of the furniture stored in the garage. There was an old leadlight glass cabinet that I thought would be good in the dining room for the wine glasses and decorative cake plates. This is what the cabinet looked like - painted dark brown over medium coloured oak.You can see that I started to strip the legs before taking the 'Before' photo.

Now it is completely stripped and sanded ready for varnishing/oiling/waxing (I used a mixture of all three).


Finally, the completed cabinet in it's new place in the dining room. I'm really happy with how well it has turned out - already there are demands to start on another piece of furniture.

5 comments:

Megan said...

Wow Erilyn, that looks fantastic!!! I really love it!

Karen said...

Erilyn, what a lot of hard work but a beautiful finish. My new treasures would look great in there hehe. But you're not having them!

Anonymous said...

Hi Erilyn, what a stunning piece of furniture you have revealed, well done.

Faye said...

Wow Erilyn, what a treasure was lurking under that horrible brown paint. That's just beautiful I bet its really happy that you have restored it back to all its glory. I bet the girls are already fighting to put their names on that piece. :-)

po-mo said...

You rock - can't wait to see it in person