I must admit, my favorite part of my new job is being off for federal holidays. I love a three day weekend, I always intend to relax and do nothing and end up working on projects. This weekend I made a mojito sugar scrub (which is fantastic!), a box cushion for a bench, and did some thrifting. Plus a little bit of furniture stripping.
This settee needed a complete overhaul
Once I got the fabric off I realized it really was in terrible shape and all the wood for he seat would have to be replaced.
Plus the wood looked really dull and dingy so I took out all those inserts and started stripping.
I followed the directions at first and painted on the solution and then waited five to ten minutes before scraping it off. After a few tries though I realized it worked much better for me if I worked in a really small area and left it on for maybe a minute or so before scraping.
Let me tell you strippin' ain't easy. This part of the project took FOR. E. VER.
After stripping it, I sanded the whole thing down and was left with a blank canvas. I think I'm going to stain it dark again.