I stripped today...

>> Saturday, July 18, 2009

My furniture silly! Get your mind out of the gutter :).

I was given several pieces of furniture from my parents that had been passed down from the family. I am almost positive I remember them being my great grandmother's. They are a really good quality wood, but, were severely in need of some TLC. Back in highschool I painted them an antique green color and one dresser white and over time they have chipped, the paint has smudged, and there were stains on them. My goal is to stain them Jacobean color by Minwax.

So the hubs and myself decided to strip them and give them a good sanding. We made our trip to Lowe's and found this great spray can- paint stripper, 60 grit sandpaper, 220 grit sandpaper, gloves, masks and paint scrapers.

We got home and got busy! We are not completely finished with the first dresser....just a few minor places to sand, then a good wipe clean and we will be set for staining.

I never got a true before pic with the paint on, but I took some mid process photos.

Without further adieu here they are:

You can still see some of the white paint.

The hubs making an appearance

The wood has a great texture...it's going to look great stained.

(missing drawers)
The almost finished product...just a little sanding of the white paint on the bottom and we will be ready for stain!

Oh- and please remember to wear your mask when using paint stripper :)

Look for the after photos and the rest of the other pieces. Hopefully they will all be completed within the next few weeks!


Leslie G July 27, 2009 at 9:40 PM  

I have had such excellent results with Minwax stain. I love the Red Mahogany- it's so beautiful. I can't wait to see the end product!