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Brought life back to some vintage furniture

ProjectPete
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Brought life back to some vintage furniture

One of my fav things to to with wifey is strip back and revive old furniture. Here's the latest one we've done. In this case I actually did it all and she just decorated it and took the photo haha.

 

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Andy_Mann
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Re: Brought life back to some vintage furniture

@ProjectPete well done mate, you & Leah have excelled again in resourcefulness & talent.

Isobel
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Re: Brought life back to some vintage furniture

Looks great @ProjectPete, many thanks for sharing the project. What paint did you use?

ProjectPete
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Re: Brought life back to some vintage furniture

I did 3 coats of primer followed by 3 coats of the coloured paint. I think the brand is Sherwyn Williams- Leah picked it up because of the colour which she couldnt find elsewhere. Normally we stick with Dulux.

Rolled it all on for a smooth finish.
Trying
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Re: Brought life back to some vintage furniture

Greetings @ProjectPete. What a fab result. Well done guys - easy to see you've done this sort of work before. It looks great ! Cheers

Andy_Mann
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Re: Brought life back to some vintage furniture

@ProjectPete, in another thread, Workshoppers are discussing trends that are tired. Your makeover is a perfect example of respecting the piece, avoiding in the face trendy glam, & resulting in a timeless treasure.

Moderator Deanna
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Re: Brought life back to some vintage furniture

I got given an old Partner's Desk that I'd love to attempt to restore, but don't have the confidence to do it
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Andy_Mann
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Re: Brought life back to some vintage furniture

@Deanna, if you're not confident to jump into the deep end, then try doing the finish you'd like to use, either on a picture frame from an Op Shop, or a Craft Box from Bunnings:

 

https://www.bunnings.com.au/search/products?q=craft%20box&redirectFrom=Any

 

They make nice presents too.

 

If you're worried about your painting skills, then aerosol  spray paint will give you a beautiful, durable finish, & the colour/texture range is phenominal.

Moderator Deanna
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Re: Brought life back to some vintage furniture

Thanks @Andy_Mann

 

Maybe I should get it valued before I even consider restoring it. I have no idea where to get that done.  I've looked it over and can't find a date or anything carved into it.  I'll grab a pic and share it     

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Andy_Mann
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Re: Brought life back to some vintage furniture

Oooops, @Deanna, I just Googled Partner's desk, & they look pretty elaborate, with intricate carvings & exotic woods, so it'd be a tough restoration to take on, for sure.

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