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    As the old saying goes, "you made a silk purse out of a sow's ear." Great job!

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    Gorgeous!!! I love the color you chose and the workmanship is excellent!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    But, I finished this one up and I'm happy(ish) with the results.
    Looks amazing Candace. What did you use, if you don't mind me asking? I'm really curious about this stuff since I painted my grandmother's dressing table and used water based paints (disaster) - I followed the recommendation of the guy at the paint store but I'm really unhappy with it. It's okay from a distance though. It's the one that I thought might inspire your 640-2 cabinet as I just went with the glossy black finish and it ended up looking Asian instead of French provincial .... didn't take much!!

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    Very nice job! I admire people who can take something questionable and turn it into something beautiful. That looks very modern now.
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    Candace, I need to have your expert ideas for about 100 tables...
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    Fantastic job. Very well done - now, if only we could look that good after a re-do !!! LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by frudemoo View Post
    Looks amazing Candace. What did you use, if you don't mind me asking? I'm really curious about this stuff since I painted my grandmother's dressing table and used water based paints (disaster) - I followed the recommendation of the guy at the paint store but I'm really unhappy with it. It's okay from a distance though. It's the one that I thought might inspire your 640-2 cabinet as I just went with the glossy black finish and it ended up looking Asian instead of French provincial .... didn't take much!!
    I used a Martha Stewart, metallic paint sold at Home Depot here in the U.S. It's water clean up. I'd prefer to keep these tables in their natural, wood state if possible, but some of them are just too far gone or too ugly.

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    You certainly did a wonderful job. I know about that white dripping paint, and what a mess it is to get off! I salute your patience and perserverence!!

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    What a difference. Looks great. Like the tones in the metallic paint. In some of the pictures it almost looks like a greenish highlight.

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    Love the color!

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    I think it's gorgeous!
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    A vast improvement!!!!!!!! Great job!!!!!!!!

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    Looks great!
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    Great job on the re-do, love that color!

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    Wow! What a great job. The cabinet is beautiful.

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    That looks awesome...Great job...

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    Much better! Looks great.

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    What a difference, it really is impressive. Thank you for sharing and the inspiration.

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    What a nice job, enjoy. Barb
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    Beautiful job, Candace. Very beautiful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    Next in line is this one. http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage...e-t221332.html

    But, I finished this one up and I'm happy(ish) with the results. It was in very poor condition to start with, missing chunks of veneer and was antiqued with some horrible paint that had drips everywhere and was a nightmare to get off. The finish isn't as smooth as I'd like but at least now it can look in the mirror without being embarrassed. A 15 clone came out of it, but I think it's a Singer table.

    Here are the before and after pics.
    Wow!! You would never know it was the same cabinet! Great job!

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    WOW! I love it! Do you ever sell these "make-over" rfestoration projects. I am so jealous of the owner.

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    WOW! I love it! Do you ever sell these "make-over" restoration projects. I am so jealous of the owner.

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    I haven't sold one yet, but I'll have to think about that because I just don't have the room for any more cabinets.

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    I sold a bunch of 4-legged cabinets before I moved. I got the lawnmower boxes from Lowes, Home Depot, and people's yards on trash day as free boxed to ship them in. Take the legs off, wrap everything appropriately, tie the lids and doors down so they can't open in transit, and they are easy to ship.

    eta: Also, I use that flat-sheet styrofoam insulation to ensure that the cabinet doesn't get gouged up in transit, too. I shipped a Queen Anne cabinet and stool from WV to West Coast by FedEx Ground and it arrived in perfect condition. I use it for shipping the sewingm machine head, too. That rigid foam works well to keep large things from digging out of cardboard boxes.
    Last edited by MadCow333; 05-27-2013 at 08:03 AM.

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