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Refinishing Your Old Furniture Really Pays Off!

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Refinishing Your Old Furniture Really Pays Off! 

Refinishing Your Old Furniture Really Pays Off!

Wait! Don’t throw away your old furniture. Refinish it. It really pays off!  This chest was originally my mom’s and is about 50 years old or so. It was a mess and needed a total refurbish, and I didn’t want to paint this beauty. 

I decided to take this on….it was my first and the outcome was awesome! I stripped the entire chest down with typical paint remover and then sanded it by hand. I have to say how pleased I am with the outcome. Now I use it for makeup storage. It’s such a nice feeling to reuse a keepsake especially since my mom has passed.

I used a typical stain and applied two coats. If you have an old piece of furniture lying around tackle it! Don’t be afraid because you really can’t make a mistake if you take your time and follow the steps. Stripping this piece was the hardest part since it was done by hand.

Below, you can see the steps I took to complete this project. 











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I can’t express the joy it brought me to refinish this piece especially because it was my mother’s. If you have any questions about the process please let them in the comments below. 

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