Friday, April 10, 2009

Okay, kids...

Three drawers are stripped, and the other three are almost ready to be stripped. The dresser has been sanded down with both 50 grit (too rough probably) and 150 grit. I'll use the 220 grit before staining. I flipped the dresser on its side to apply stripper to the legs and removed the 2 brass feet (notice I didn't say 4...2 were missing). I had a hard time with the second one, but with brute strength, I managed to pull it off. I'm going to see if I can get replacements for all four, but if not, I'm just going to leave as is.


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The question is what to do with the hardware. I rubbed and rubbed and rubbed one of the handles, and it looks nothing short of mediocre. So, what do you think? I think I'm going to spraypaint them. Either a bright color or a metallic. I know they make metal-looking paint, but I don't know if I want to do that. Ideas?


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3 comments:

  1. Wow - This looks great! I wish I had your creativity and your eye for bargains!!

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  2. How about trying a brass cleaner or polish like brasso? Looking good, you certainly didn't get your talent from me in the furniture refurbishing.

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  3. I did use brass cleaner...even when it's clean it's all pitted and kind of crappy looking!

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