I recently did an onsite furniture refinishing job, and the outcome was amazing!
The "Before" picture of this old table looks absolutely hopeless. Most of the lacquer finish has worn off. Kids have "decorated" it with red, green and purple crayons, and there are countless rings and scratches.
I didn't have much hope for it, but my clients weren't too worried about that.
"Just do the best you can," they said. "We're trying to sell our house, and we need a decent table in the dining room."
So I got started. Click any picture to see more:
As you can see, a few passes from my sander stripped the old finish right off, including the crayon "art" and the water rings. What was revealed was a gorgeous white oak top which worked beautifully with my clients' other furniture:
My clients liked it so much that they decided to keep it. I love it when I can take an old beat-up table and unearth its "family heirloom" potential.
If you have battered old wooden furnishings, why not ask me over for a furniture touch-up session? I can also fix scratches on wooden trim and baseboards. It's a great way to breathe new life into old wood.