Before and After…

A few people have asked me about the furniture we refurbish….I thought I would show a before and after of the most recent furniture which we painted.

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This cabinet was a fairly dark and heavy wood and my client wanted to move to to her daughter’s room which was light and pretty, with some existing white furniture already in place ,so we completely stripped off  the varnish/stain  and painted it white. After the paint had dried , we distressed certain areas and then sealed the whole piece with a soft wax and buffed it to a lovely sheen.

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work in progress…image via adesigndiary

And the final finish looked like this…

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I loved how it turned out and my client was equally as thrilled.

We also refurbished a couple of other pieces for her….

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This lovely Indonesian cabinet  was also quite dark and heavy so we lightened it up and this is how it turned out…

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For some strange reason, I did not get a picture of the whole cabinet-just the details….

We also did a console table in her entrance…it turned out really well!

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And some detail…

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Even though I have been doing this for a very long time, I am constantly amazed at the difference paint makes..