Today I started work on the Vintage Sideboard. If you remember, the top was in awful condition. One of my viewers commented that it looked like someone had been slaughtering hogs on it and I must agree! It’s the worst I’ve ever seen!
I used my new Ryobi sander with 60 grit sandpaper. This did a great job but some of the deepest gauges were impossible to sand out.
Using wood filler, I filled in the deep scratches and once again took out the sander. This time, 120 grit was used to sand back the parts with wood filler.
Using a soft cloth, I applied Minwax Dark Walnut wood stain. This is how it looks now…
I need to sand it again and buff out the wood filler scratches some more before applying the last coat of stain. Whew! I had contemplated painting it but the wood is actually gorgeous and I hate to give up on it.
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I’ve had a project where I was sad to even ‘want’ to paint the wood, just because it was soo pretty and didn’t need any paint. it’s like.. we Love to paint, just to see what it’ll look like afterwards, but then there are those times you might feel bad because of how beautiful the wood looks. I think you made a good choice! Can’t wait to see what it will look like when you’re done!!!!
Yes, you are so right! There is one piece that I regret painting in my entire career doing this. I had to paint it for Lucketts but it was lovely before. I only paint really damaged pieces or pieces that cry out for it. I hate to see lovely old wood being painted over. It makes us all (the painters out there) look bad. Anyway, we shall see how this top turns out – it still isn’t quite there yet! Thanks!
She’s turning into a beauty! I love power tools.
Thanks, Mary! It certainly is preferable to hand sanding this one lol! I can’t even imagine!
Fantastic. this is a piece you will always remember on many fronts, foremost of which is the absolute natural beauty of the piece, and how your rescue brought it back to a whole new life. Wise choice not to paint. Its beauty stands alone and doesn’t need it. Fabulous job.
Thanks, Laurel! I shall remember this one for a long time, that’s for sure 🙂
I remember this piece! What a mess, It really needs some TLC! And you are just the girl to bring it back to life 🙂
Thanks, Annie! It is my personal test to try and save this one lol!
Beautiful job!! I love the wood, and can’t wait to see it finished.
Thank you so much, Sharon!
Not only do you find such beautiful pieces, you bring them back to life in such a breathtaking way, that leave me wishing I could own at leat one of your beautiful pieces. Nice job!i love this piece.
Thank you so much, Ivory!