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OpheliaITA
« on: September 28, 2008 07:02:29 AM »

I started this restoration 2 years ago.. but the university, the work.. and.. well.. the lack of will stopped my good intentions...! This summer I finally had the time to bring back to life this old sideboard that was of my grandmother and stayed for years in the cellar with humidity, dust... mmm... mouses and other not so sociable little animals...!

Before (sorry the blur but I took this picture with an old digital camera)


Work in progress (during the restoration)


After (yeaaaaaah!) - As possible I tried to keep the original pieces... despite the rust!






I'm very proud.. now it is in the livingroom of my parents!! Cheesy
Thanks for looking!!
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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2008 07:05:54 AM »

It's beautiful!!  You did a great job.
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« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2008 07:11:42 AM »

Thank you so much! Cheesy
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aris_raver
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2008 07:15:01 AM »

Very nice! I could only imagine all the work put into doing that.
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« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2008 07:23:46 AM »

You did a wonderful job on this, and your parents must love having something of your grandmothers to remember her. And I will bet you are glad it is finished!
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« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2008 07:35:09 AM »

That turned out beautifully.
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« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2008 07:36:16 AM »

Congratulations on a job well done! Holy cow, I am very impressed with this. Did you use a liquid stripper, or just sanding? And the new clear finish is just perfect.
Good job!!  Grin
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AirBorn04
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2008 07:47:35 AM »

that is amazing, i love old furniture and i love tinkering with stuff.  i thought it was a beautiful piece even before you restored it, but i couldn't believe how AMAZING it was underneath all that paint!  GREEAT JOB!  also, how did you clean up the hard ware?  i'm working on turning an old door into a chevel mirror and i want to clean the hardware, it has a funny texture and may have been painted over?  plus it just smells like "old" lol  but it's not rusted or anything...i don't think
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cindy065
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2008 07:57:19 AM »

what a good job .i love to make over old furniture
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« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2008 08:19:45 AM »

you ought to be proud. it's a lovely piece now.
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