So, remember this guy from a few posts back?
After much painstaking work, I finally finished her. And darn if she isn't absolutely beautiful! Seriously, I'm in love....so much so that I almost don't want to sell her....almost.
I started with stripper to remove the old stain (piece of cake).
Then i sanded the whole thing down.
I wasn't really feeling the woodgrain at first (it was all discolored and weird looking). But it came out smooth and no terrible markings anywhere.
(post stain and varnish)
Once the stain went on though, it really brought out the beauty of the striped woodgrain. The varnish just made it that much better.
The hardware was practically black when I found it. It wasn't until I started scrubbing at them with a wire brush that I realized they were actually supposed to be brass!
(before and after)
2 hours later (and very sore fingers!) I finished cleaning them up and installed them on the drawers. That was the showstopper right there!
They made the whole piece come together!
Love this shot - look how shiny those handles are!!
This shot with the flash really shows the woodgrain (I just couldn't take enough pictures, it seemed!!)
Anywho, as much as I love her, I would like to find her a special home. If you know of anyone who is looking, I'll be happy to strike a deal! :)