Refinished furniture

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.

Chicken Incubator

This extremely unique piece came from my former work colleague who also brought me the rhino table to refinish. Where she finds these unusual pieces, I’m not quite sure. Matt removed the excess metal bits, patched a hole, fashioned wooden plugs for the metal tubes, and then completely rebuilt the door on the front and fitted it with new glass. I restained it using Minwax Bombay Mahogany and gave it a satin finish, being careful to leave the original decals from the Hamilton Incubator Co. intact.

Driftwood Coffee table

This curbside find was given new life with a weathered grey stain on the top, and grey painted base.

Country Dining Set

This country-style dining set was given an overhaul using perception Aspire mineral chalk paint on the legs and seat backs, and espresso Polyshades for the seats and tabletop.

Another Curbside Desk

This curbside desk was brought to us for an overhaul for my future son-in-law Ryan’s family. After Matt completed some repairs, Gwen and Ryan helped to get it sanded over the holidays. It was refinished using Varathane dark walnut stain and a satin poly coat.

Curbside Desk

We rescued this old desk that we found in pieces at the curb. The base was painted with Sherwin Williams Emerald Urethane in Wall Street (dark grey) and the top was refinished using Minwax Jacobean stain and a satin poly finish. The old gold drawer pulls were freshened up with a coat of Rust-Oleum in oil rubbed bronze. Now Nigel has a much more comfortable spot to do his homework. Who am I kidding…he uses it for gaming, not homework.

Rock Maple Dining Table

This table was quite unique, in that it converted from a small drop-leaf table to a full size dining table by sliding out the legs and inserting a leaf. I painted the base with Aspire mineral chalk paint in hope (pale creamy yellow), and refinished the top with espresso Polyshades.

Another Little Bedside Table

Here’s another cute little cherry bedside table that I picked up for a steal. The top and drawer were refinished with a light walnut stain, and the base was painted with Aspire mineral chalk paint in Hope. I added some bling with some pretty hand-painted knobs.