Wednesday, June 2, 2010


This is a desk that belongs to a friend of mine, Linda, and she wants it white. So I started sanding on it yesterday. Did some of the drawers and this morning, Rick, another friend suggested we strip it. So that's what we did. He started stripping the doors while I worked on the chest below. These are the pictures as we started this morning.

This is her chest, Rick painted it Tuesday and I put a light coat of MinWax on it, Linda said she didn't want it too dark. Well it was too light so I put another coat on this morning and it looks a lot better. I'll show thoses pics later. It is drying over night and Rick will spray a sealer on it in the morning. The ornate features on this chest are beautiful and when I added this coat this morning you could really see them. Just hope Linda likes it.
This is one of the two drawers, they are so awsome!

And here are the pictures later on this afternoon, after a lot of sweat. It was really hot out there. We still have some work left for tomorrow, but it is really looking good. And thanks to Rick, I am learning a lot about wood, tools and stripping furniture. He really knows what he is doing when it come to restoring furniture.

This is some of the clean up. But doesn't the desk look good.

I'll take some more pics tomorrow and show you the progress. I think this is some of the neatest furniture I have worked on.
Hope everyone has enjoyed the visit and have a blessed night.


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a gorgeous piece. I love it. Can't wait to see it all done. Hugs, Marty

Patti's Artful Design said...

Pat...that piece is going to be, absolutely, beautiful! It has such great detail on it. I am so looking forward to seeing the results!

Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving those kind comments! It was "music" to my ears! Oh... you can keep the heat of Texas! I lived in the Central Valley of California for a number of years....very hot there in the summer. When is the perfect weather time of the year there, anyway?

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Be still my heart...both pieces can come live with me! ♥

Stephanie ♥

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Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Pat ~
That is just gorgeous !! I love the detail on it ~ I cannot wait to see it all done~

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

That is going to be really beautiful when you are finished! I love all the detail!~Patti

Linda B said...

Very cool! Both are beautiful pieces;)

MosaicMagpie said...

Love them and you are doing such a good job. Can't wait to see finished pics.


The desk will be beautiful Pat. I just love antique-vintage furniture with a fresh white finish.
Hope you are enjoying the lovely days of summer. Brook

Inspired-Simplicity said...

Both pieces are awesome. If she wants to sell the piece with 2 drawers I am interested.
Miss you,

Charlene said...

Pat that chest is going to be AMAZING when you are done! LOVE IT!!! And I love the side border you have on your blog? Is it new? Or did I just not see it before? I noticed your beautiful banner of course but, I am using my friends computer which has a much bigger monitor. Karen told me I needed a bigger screen so I can see so much more! I'll talk to first of the week. Hope we can get together. I have Austin Wednesday. Thanks for the sweet comments about my BDay presents. I love both of them. HUGS! CHarlene

Tarnished and Tarnished said...

I saw this piece in the preview window in my sidebar & jumped right over here to see it. Drats, I was hoping it was one of your scores so I could buy it off you! What a beautiful secretary, & you are making it perfect with your re-do of course. I miss u! I could sure use your help right now, wanna get together one night to do some PC stuff with me??? Lisa

Romeo said...

WOW! You are so right - those drawers are beyond wonderful!!!!!

Have a great week! Don't overdo it out in that heat!


Romeo and "her"

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Anonymous said...

What a beautiful piece of furniture, Pat. Thanks for stopping by my blog this morning. I peeked at your other blog...oh my! Your CQ work is exquisite!!!!