We are heading over the hill towards the weekend which means two big milestones in our household are quickly approaching: Cassidy’s 21st birthday and Eryn heading off to college.
I’M. NOT. READY.
- for either one!
The next 8 days are going to be crazy busy and I’m going to post as much as I can but if I don’t get a new post up one morning, just remember that I’m probably off in a corner crying somewhere.
Before the tantrums and tears, amid all of the excitement begin, I want to reveal another furniture piece.
This is the Willett.
The Willett with no paint. Just a contrast in stains.
The Willett because it is was manufactured by the Willett Company out of Kentucky.
The BEFORE top:
The BEFORE bottom after the top was sanded down.
I painted the knobs with a matte gold and then did a copper Rub N Buff wash to tone them down. The copper was a nice blend with the tone of the new stained finish.
With the exception of a few scratches here and there, it was in really good shape so I didn’t want to paint it. However, it just seemed a little dull in its original state.
Dual stains in mahogany and natural.
I discovered that I am missing a handful of pictures that I’ve taken over the last month. They are not on my camera card or in my files. So frustrating. Unfortunately, a few of pictures of this piece are among the missing. What I had wanted to show you was that after I removed the back panel of the top, the veneer was very brittle and chipping away on the edges.
To repair it, I used veneer edge banding and opted to leave it natural for a striped effect.
The enormous dovetail joints are probably my favorite feature and I wanted to make sure they stood out.
This piece sold within 24 hours so I’m on the lookout for something similar to “enhance.” If you come across one, send it my way!
Okay, now that the reveal is out of the way, it is time to finish up some shopping.
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