MCM: Mid-Century Madness

Okay, so it really stands for Mid-Century Modern, but for me it's a madness. I love finding and restoring MCM wood furniture. I found this sad little dining table with four chairs (I'll share their remake when I get them finished) on CL and had to have them.  The cost was minimal, the work however was maximal. As in worth every minute of my time. Follow along to learn just how easy this project was.

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Become the Sandman3. Fully Sanded

There are a few options when restoring a piece of furniture. I chose to sand this piece because the finish was in such poor condition. I knew it wouldn’t take much effort to remove what was left of the original finish using a small electric hand sander.

If you do chose to sand always remember do so with a light hand going with the grain. Remove the excess dust often to make sure you’re not sanding through the veneer.  I like using a microfiber cloth for this as it grabs the dust very well, saving the tack cloth for just before I’m ready to add the finish.

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Becky Alexander-Conrad

Becky is an organizational guru, a fanatic for furniture restoration, sewing for the home and DIY home projects from design to fruition.