I’ve been busy with projects lately, but most of them are just cleaning up furniture that my wife Christina found at garage sales. Here’s a summary of all of my refinishings over the last few months.
Christina found this rolling wooden cart at a garage sale, and I refreshed the finish on the top and bottom shelves.
This cradle was given to us by the previous owners of our home. They used it when their children were born ~35 years ago, and we plan to use it for very young foster children. I replaced some of the mismatched hardware and the insert for the bed, and I painted it a glossy white.
This desk came from a garage sale and was in rough shape. Christina wanted it to look like it was in rough shape, but in a slightly different color.
My son found this machete in our yard, so we cleaned up the blade, sharpened it, and made a wooden handle for it.
For this phone chair from the 1960s (also known as a gossip chair), I repainted it, reupholstered the seat, and then weathered the edges. Underneath the coral-colored fabric shown in the photo, there was another layer of seafoam green fabric.
We bought this playset on Craigslist and moved it across town. Before reassembling, I powerwashed and restained it.
I coated this rocking chair with enamel paint to match another enameled rocking chair we already have.
I don’t have a before picture of this, but it looked basically the same but in a dark brown finish. I painted and weathered it to match the other painted and weathered furniture my wife has asked for.
I repainted this bookshelf for a friend but not before adding a flat solid top in place of the moulding that probably used to hold up some sort of granite or decorative top.
4 comments on “Refinishing is Better Than Restarting”
What kind of paint and brush did you use for the cradle?
I’m planning on painting some of my cabinets but I’m afraid I’ll leave paint brush streaks.
For the cradle, I used some glossy spray paint (Rustoleum I think) that was leftover from the satellite dish shield project.
For more recent projects, I’ve been using a spray gun like this: http://www.harborfreight.com/32-oz-heavy-duty-multi-purpose-air-spray-gun-69704.html hooked up to an air compressor.
Woweee wow wow wow! Can you refinish my garage floor? I’ll send pictures.
If it’s made of wood!