This post is aptly titled 'How To: Re-tint and varnish antique wooden furniture' because that's exactly what I'm wondering! How do I RE-tint and varnish this piece of furniture?
Why do I do this to myself all the time? My husband thinks I am a sucker for punishment! And I kind of agree. It would be so much easier to go to a store and buy what I like, love and want! And also if money grew on trees! But I do what I do because I love that warm fuzzy feeling of seeing a difficult project through, witness a transformation no matter how challenging and feel that sense of accomplishment that is second to none!
Do you know what I mean…? I'm sure you do otherwise you wouldn't be reading this post right now!
Well, here's the story…
Last weekend, we went for a drive. And I spotted an antique store on Mt Alexander Road. I went into the store to just browse and window shop and came back with a beautiful antique art deco chest of drawers. Heheeehee!
Safe to say that my husband will be avoiding that road for a very long time!
I love the style of the dresser. (The drawers are currently stored in the garage) It's made of solid wood and very heavy. But it's an ugly dark pinkish mahogany tinted colour! I tried sanding it but the pinkish stain is just not coming off!
I want to paint it a beautiful aged dark walnut colour and replace the wooden knobs with bronze or black antique drawer pulls. Well, that's the challenge!
I'm losing sleep thinking of how to get rid of the Mahogany magenta stain and varnish! Any pointers anyone?
I'm surprised it looks quite okay in the pictures. In reality it looks really BAD!
This weekend, it's back to the drawing board with a foreseeable visit to Bunnings, our Australian hardware store for some heavy duty tint/varnish remover!
Hopefully, I'll be back soon with a progress report.
I'm going to get there eventually! Sigh!
UPDATE TO POST:
Want to see how the dresser turned out?
Thanks so much for stopping by!