I'm so excited to share my new piece! Now I know not everyone is into
the Mad Men style, but these vintage pieces are just so darn fun to do!
I got a phone call from one of my "contacts" asking if I wanted this stuff. She cleared out
a container and this mid century dining set was part of it.
Behold the $65 "set".....
I know. Ewwww. Right??
Many, many,,,,,many (lol) hours later.....
The below pic is after a thorough sanding and cleaning.
threw out the padding. It was BAD.
I was able to slide out the shelves to work on them. They were walnut and cleaned up nicely. Sanded off the existing finish, re-stained in a walnut stain, and sealed with a top coat. I like General Finishes Arm r Seal wipe on. They look perfect!
Sanded again. On the 2nd coat I used a flexible bristle good brush and added floetrol to the paint.
I would also dip the brush in water along with the paint. I got no brush strokes and a silky finish.
***Update,,,,I know use Ben Moore Advance for all my glossy paint. It's the best!
I believe this white paint was Sherwin Williams Pro-Classic, which is also fine.
Advance is glossier if you want a shinier result.*****
good at painting by hand, it just seems easier!
I love the coral fabric. Ordered it online. Piece o'cake! I used a spray adhesive to adhere the
fabric and then small nails to attach it to the back.
I think it's worth it!!
a small army of strong men to move this. They used some damn dense wood back in
the day!! This is all one piece and it's heavier than Shamu at a Vegas buffet.
So, I'm sorry, but the icky garage is gonna have to suffice for the moment.
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