We're sort of known for our painted pieces
but did you know we also do complete restorations?
(are you shocked we don't paint EVERYTHING?)
I shouldn't say "we" as I want no part of stripping,sanding, staining...
Ken, however, is THE MAN
when it comes to restoring furniture to it's former glory
This stunning Eastlake bookcase
had sentimental value for our clients...
it's always such a privilege to be entrusted with pieces
that hold such meaning
I can't locate a "before" shot,
but it had water damage,
the three piers no longer fit together,
the finish was rough,
the hardware was...actually, I have no words!
And to top it all off, it was no longer level
A challenge, to be sure
If you HATE stripping and sanding like I do
you will find these photos unsettling
(when I think of the HOURS of hand sanding all those nooks and crannies...YIKES)
It's amazing how,
after removing all the gunky build-up from repeated cleanings and re-staining,
the details come to life!
It's really quite beautiful in this natural state
The necessary repairs were made, the hardware was cleaned, and the pieces were stained
then sealed with a hand rubbed poly finish
(looks and feels like a buffed and waxed finish but more durable)
Seriously, this thing is STUNNING
Ken's sad to part with it...
he says it's been a pleasure to have in the studio
It's ready now to steal the show for another 100 years!
Thanks for stopping by!