Refinished furniture

Refinished Rocking Chair

I picked up this solid maple rocking chair at an auction last summer, and worked on it bit by bit until I was finally able to get the whole thing stripped and sanded down to bare wood. The body of the chair was primed and painted with a satin black (industrial grade) acrylic coating (from my friends at Sherwin Williams). The seat was stained with Minwax stain in Jacobean and coated with several layers of satin Nano Defense wood floor sealer. I really like the way it turned out, so…
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Refinished Bar Stool

This cute swivel bar stool is solid wood but needed an update from the orange oak colour of the 1980s. I used espresso Poly Shades to give it a new lease on life.

Updated TV Table

We’ve all seen those boring bleached pine TV tables. Well I updated this one with black acrylic paint on the legs and refinished the top with jacobean stain for a more modern look.

Coat Rack Redo

This coat rack has been in my clients family for a number of years, unfortunately the orange oak didn’t match their decor. So I stripped, sanded coated it with a custom charcoal grey wiping stain and sealed it with a satin polyurethane.

Bar Stool Update

These bar stools were an obnoxious shade of orange and didn’t match the custom bar that my client had made. We sanded and refinished them to be a much closer match.

Dresser Top Fix

The top of this dresser had something spilled on it, causing the finish to bubble and the wood underneath to stain. The top was stripped, sanded and restored using Minwax PolyShades in Bombay Mahogany.

Table Top Redo

This poor table top had numerous white water marks in the factory paint. The client wanted it black(ish) but with some wood grain visible. After sanding/stripping the table (not once, but twice), and trying several different stain colours and polyurethanes, we finally got the table top to match the legs as closely as possible.

Dining Set Update

This old set was previously finished in the honey oak style of the 1990s. It was updated to a warm chesnut colour and given a fresh finish.

Backyard Barstools

I picked up these three knotty pine barstools recently (second hand… of course), and painted the bases to match our house shutters. The seats were refinished with Jacobean stain and several layers of outdoor polyurethane so that they’d stand up to the elements in the backyard. Now to convince Matt to build a bar counter top for them…

12-Drawer Dresser

This big beauty was a pain to refinish, as it was painted with LAYERS of thick orange paint. Fortunately, once I got the paint off, I realized that it was solid hardwood underneath rather than pine as I had anticipated. The top and drawer fronts were refinished in Jacobean stain and satin polyurethane, and the sides and drawer pulls were painted in black satin acrylic.