Monday, March 12, 2018

ICEBOX RESTORATION

 What you see below was a complete restoration of a vintage icebox. My customer found it in a deceased family members barn and decided that they wanted to restore it back to life. It has a lot of sentimental value. I was able to save the bones of the cabinet, but the oak on the outside was rotten and a good portion of it was missing so we rebuilt the outside with new oak. We also put new metal on the inside, so this icebox could be used if needed. But it will make a great decorative piece for their home. I finished it with a nice, honey colored stain and clear coated it with a very durable Catalyzed lacquer for years of durability. I want to thank my customer's for allowing me to complete this job for them. The whole process was really fun. I also want to thank Mr Frank Lawrence for helping me on this project. His knowledge and expertise is greatly appreciated.

BEFORE: IT HAD TO SIT ON IT'S TOP BECAUSE THE BACK LEGS WERE MISSING


ALMOST DONE: WE WERE ABLE TO SAVE THE HARDWARE AND FIND A LATCH THAT MATCHED THE ORIGINAL HARDWARE


AFTER: VERY HAPPY CUSTOMERS!





Wednesday, February 28, 2018

THE FURNITURE STRIPPING PROCESS - PAINTED BUFFET

BEFORE

TOP LAYER OF GREEN COMING UP
GETTING DOWN TO SECOND LAYER OF PAINT

SECOND LAYER COMING UP

DOWN TO WOOD

RINSED OFF AND DRYING

Friday, January 19, 2018

Strip & Go! This Goes Out To All You DIY Folks

Don't let the title scare you away, I assure you we are not that type of establishment! For all you DIY folks out there who are DIY enough to refinish your furniture, but not enough to strip off all the paint or varnish I have a compromise for you. We offer a service here that is called Strip & Go. You bring us your furniture (or we can pick it up) and we strip it in our Flow-Over Stripping System. We then give it back to you for Refinishing. This saves you a ton of time! first of all, stripping the old finish off takes most of the time anyway and it's messy. Let The Painted Door handle your furniture stripping so you can enjoy refinishing it. We will obviously refinish it for you as well if you choose to do so. Please don't hesitate to call us for a quote. Below is a list of pieces that we strip on a regular basis. If you don't see it just ask. Thanks for reading!

Interior & Exterior Doors
Kitchen Cabinet Doors
Metal Objects & Furniture
Chairs
Cedar Chests
All Types of Wooden Furniture
Interior Trim

BEFORE

AFTER





BEFORE & AFTER

BEFORE

AFTER

THE STRIPPING PROCESS


AFTER