Saturday, July 09, 2011

Necchi After

Posted by PicasaI would characterize this as greatly improved.  It is not, by any means, a big success.  The front panel had been deeply gouged in many places prior to being painted.  It had been filled in with white putty.  You can also see the ghosts of the warts that were tacked on.

I did sand it all the way down, but it is only veneer, and at some point I was going to sand through the veneer.  The handle, a T shaped one, is of course long gone, and so I substituted two modern square ones.  I will be on the look out for a 2 inch on center handle, but those are not commonly found here, and I'm not drilling anymore holes in this thing.

I spent maybe a week of spare time with this, and, it is much less ugly.  I'm sad that I can't bring it all the way back.  If it were going anywhere but my sewing room aka the TV room aka the guest room, then I would probably paint it Chinese red.  I may, anyway, but I will leave well enough alone for now.  Sometimes when I am disappointed, I make rash decisions, and so I'll see if it becomes less disappointing over time.  I'll take another photo to show you the clever little chair after I reupholster the seat.


Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Chinese red might be nice. You could also maybe add some stain to even it out?!? I'm not good at refinishing wood. I want to see opened up.

DragonPoodle said...

it is definitely an improvement! I also walk away for a while to contemplate the next move--sometimes for YEARS. I agree with the other Cheryl--let's see the inside next.