Before & Afters

Allow me to introduce you to one of my 1st refinishing projects…….

  This is the [ BEFORE ]                                                     

I bought this pine hutch almost a year ago and it has been a slow work
of progress as  { MANY } other things have hindered the completion
of this timeless piece of furniture.  BUT…. I just could not wait
to show you all the work done thus far.

 

My special Craigs List find- a beautiful pine hutch that I will be refinishing

My special Craigs List find- a beautiful pine hutch that I will be refinishing

I love the wrought iron hardware on this piece!
Solid wood stands the test of time and wear.
It does have some pretty ugly dings, scratches, water damage, etc.  
But I’m confident  that it can be restored with a little tlc.

   

up close view of the front

The top part of the hutch is about perfect. No damage whatsoever.
This is the “before” sanding. Since I want to have a  [ more ]
uniform look to the entire piece, I decided to sand it down
and will apply a wood conditioner and then stain. 
Hutch top

The top part of the hutch

 The previous owners disclosed that it must have sat in water from
the person they bought it from, whom they claim was the original owner
of this antique hutch. They had had it for a year or so prior to me
 buying it off of them.  
  However, the bottom in the various damaged areas was still damp
when I purchased the piece which leads me to wonder if they were
being totally honest with me. Because of the hot price they were giving
me though, I thought it was still quite a gem.

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The doors --  one that is pre-sanding and two that are sanded.

The doors — one that is pre-sanding and two that are sanded.

 

Note that I did not remove the hardware.  On purpose.
 I decided to skip this step and see if it makes much difference
in the outcome.  I may or may not end up removing all of it.  
I’ll test it out on one area around the hardware.

 

 

Before sanding....

Before sanding….

 

 

 

After roughing it up.....

After roughing it up…..

 

 

 

Front view...... stripped and defaced.

Front view…… stripped and defaced.

 

For the sanding, I used both
                              ♦ 120 grit  →  for smoothing out the surface and
                              ♦  320 grit  →   to give it a blended finish
 I then wiped it down with soap and water to clean away the sanding dust.

                                                                                      > > >  To Be Continued …..

 

Thanks for stopping in and getting a sneak peak at the hutch cabinet progress report.  ♥

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