With moving and sprucing up a new (older) home, I feel like I’ve actually been Spring Cleaning for months. But now that Spring, however slowly, is on her way in, the real tidying up can begin. In my last post, I mentioned the longing to be in my wood shop. If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been lacking in the refinished furniture department quite a bit.
My poor neglected shop had really become a storage unit while the dust settled on the home front. And as soon as it settled, I went ahead and stirred it all up again, with the appropriate respirator, of course.
This past weekend, I completely reorganized my shop space. I mean, moved every piece of furniture, took out every paintbrush, went through every container of stain and paint. I’m grateful for the pot of coffee faithfully by my side to help aid in the process.
I said farewell to several pieces of furniture that were past salvaging, made a list of new items to join the shop, and have cataloged all the pieces I will be refinishing soon.
I wanted to share with you what I have in store for these pieces!
Wood Chairs – Pair
These wooden chairs are in great condition. They’ll be getting a light sanding, painted either red or more of a dark turquoise (still deciding) with a stained finish, and reupholstered with this Frida Kahlo fabric.
This dresser came from Germany in the 1960s. It does have some water damage on the bottom and I will do what I can to salvage this part of it. I’m thinking of painting with a dark grey and having these fabulous leather wrapped brass pulls from Anthropologie for the outer handles.
Someone gifted me this coffee table a while back. I’ve been so intimidated by the veneer, but I think I have found a solution. Inspired by the painted benches at Fresa’s Restaurant on South First in Austin.
Chairs- Set of 6
I posted these chairs way back when. They have beautiful yet simple carved designs in the back. I wanted to stay true to the originals on these. I’ve begun staining them a little darker than how they came to me. I’m planning on refinishing the seats in a plush velvet, perhaps turquoise.
This little beauty needs a lot of work. Removing the original paint is a beast of an undertaking, and the mirror frames need a lot of work too. I have every intent on keeping the original glass, despite its age and blemishes. I’ve started painting it pink. That’s not too much, right?
I’m not going to lie, I wish I had space for this piece myself. I am planning on painting it a light grey with a walnut stain and keeping the legs with the original wood and, of course, getting glass in the door.
If any pieces speak to you, let me know. I’d love to find a home for these gems and make more room for neglected pieces to come in for love and a spruce.
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