This is an antique ladies desk that the owner tried to refinish herself but was unable to remove the layers of paint. So she asked if I could take over the project. She wanted all the paint removed so it could be refinished with a wood stained finish.
I started the project by re-gluing the loose legs and some of the moldings. Then repaired the drawer bottom which was falling out.
After the repairs where complete, I began to remove the layers of paint by scraping off as much as possible. A furniture stripper was then used to get the rest of the paint off.
The next day everything was sanded and prepped for a new finish.
Everything was then stained to match, and finished with a few coats of lacquer. Once dry, the new finish was rubbed and waxed.
To complete the project new brass knobs was installed on the drawers.
Everything came out great and the client was very pleased. Hopefully no one will paint this piece again.
This antique ladies desk was refinished for a Lakeville CT client.