I love a good restoration project. I really love resurrecting something other people see as rubbish. I love that we are recycling something that may have ended up in landfill. I love too that it has a history, a story.
We recently finished this chest of drawers for wee Charlie.
We learned a lot while doing this. The biggest thing was to use paint stripper to remove the old paint- don't sand! The scratches from the sanding are almost impossible to get out of the finished product.
This is a depression era chest, and when we stripped it we discovered the frame was beautiful blackwood so we just treated that with boiled linseed, painted the drawers and replaced the handles.... wa la!
Next project is a pink vintage Repco 'Continental' bike that Adam found dumped at the back of one his clients yards. Stay tuned...