I can't actually get it into the brown room right now because there is a bunch of stuff in there in preparation for another huge project I am getting started. Can I start a few more projects, ya think? I guess I like to tear my hair out on a daily basis. Anyhow, I just love this thing.
I don't think it's an option to leave it as-is, even though I do like the way it looks already.
There are a lot of dings, deep scratches, weird gummy spots and paint transfers. Goof off doesn't seem to get any of it off, either. Way to live up to your name, Goof Off!
Don't you just love those cute little legs? Shaun is 100% against sanding it down and restaining. I'm still not entirely sure it would work, I had about two seconds to take these pics before work today and haven't determined whether it is wood, veneer, laminate, etc. Shaun and I both know what a pain it is to sand an entire piece down to the bare wood. So does Kasey, as you may have already heard!
But I don't really want to lose the cool swirls, markings and grain on it by simply painting, either.
That little lady in the background is another piece I have to refinish. Furniture seems to be slowly taking over my life! Anyway, I'm thinking about my options, and I'm always up for cool inspiration pictures if you have any. I dig the two-toned look where the drawer fronts are white and the legs and surround (and the handles?) are stained dark....
Like Abby's credenza:
Or Lindsay's Ikea side tables:
But for the wood purists out there, I am going to try out this stuff before doing anything:
The people on Apartment Therapy swear by it, and if the existing finish can look fab after all, maybe I will keep it as-is!