CH and I have finished a few pieces and are ready to put them on the market. I am sharing these today so you can have some more idea of what we do.
This piece came to us looking like a bus ran over it. It had torn upholstery, gold and dirty brown finish and some very old padding falling out of it. After we removed all the upholstery stuff; sanded; painted; lacquered; we bought caning material for the back and reupholstered the seat in a beige/white lattice pattern. Now it is a bit of a French country style.
This piece is made of pine - hard pine. It was unstained but finished with a poly kind of stuff. The panels on the doors had paintings of Pennsylvania Dutch characters. Cute but not for us. Again, we sanded, painted and lacquered. I did a picture transfer from our inkjet printer using the freezer paper method. The picture is of cherry blossoms in different sizes. I think it is perfect for extra storage in just about any room.
The next two pictures are of a 1930's dresser with the original attached tri-fold mirror. We found this in the way back of a dark, dirty trailer. It was a mess. We cleaned it up and did the sand, paint, lacquer process again. We decided not to change out the mirror because it gives it a feeling of the age of the piece. The first picture has the mirror closed while the second picture has the mirror open. Of course, with the mirror open everyone can see the wall of CH's shop. Oh well!
We are hoping to get these pieces placed this week. After all the work it will be good to get them moved on. What do you think?
Meanwhile .... keep it simple and make it real.