These Folks Outdid Themselves.
Okay, so the whole r/furniturerestoration community of Reddit is handing out inspiration left and right to anyone who might otherwise settle for abandoning and thereafter tossing out a piece of furniture that they feel has seen its best days.
The handiwork at play in the following collection of restoration examples is top-tier and also doubly impressive because of how much money some of these folks likely saved in the process.
Just imagine a scenario where you come to learn that you’ve had this gift for restoring furniture to its original condition, buried underneath the surface of your own exterior that’s otherwise bogged down by your 9-5 job. And now, you’re strolling off into the cotton candy-colored sunset with toolkit in hand, ready to take on the world and all of its furniture in need of restoration?
Maybe getting a bit far out ahead? Oh well, it’s okay to dream the sweet golden dream during these times.
(And don’t forget that some DIY projects can go terribly awry.)
The Initial And Mandatory “Before” Pic.
“I bought this off facebook for $10; after some paint stripping, sanding & staining, this is the end result!”
– u/jormaco via Reddit
And Now The Impressive “After.”
They seriously outdid themselves and should really consider pursuing a career in the field, if they haven’t already.
If This Isn’t An Act Of Love Don’t Tell Me What Is.
“My wife has had this desk since she was a kid. I made it my self-isolation project.”
– u/Georgiegoodboy via Reddit
Let’s Have It For The Before.
Nothing too impressive going on with the initially snagged product here.
Now We’re Talking.
Yeah, fair to say that they crushed it. People would definitely at least consider buying one of these in stores. At the right price point, of course.
Oh, Shine On, Shine On.
“I sanded the whole thing to bare wood and it took forever BUT I think it paid off.”
– u/This_Could_Not_Be_Mi via Reddit
So, A Bit Rough And Tough From All The Years.
“Before & after pics of nightstand I restored for a friend. Had been in the family for generations.”
– u/Sirin21 via Reddit
And Now We’re Ready To Roll.
This nightstand is ready to sit loyally by to see more of the family through many years to come. A job well done, indeed.
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A Bit Rough Around The Edges, For Sure.
Nothing terrible, by any means.
Now That Could Sell Real Quick.
Seriously, great work on this.
How About Some Sweet 30’s Banker’s Chair Restoration.
The initial presentation.
And Now We’re Ready For Business.
Some folks really have a talent for this kind of craftsmanship.
Yeah, Just A Bit Of An Improvement There.
“Me and my best friend spent the whole weekend on this door at my moms house. We’re happy with how it turned out.”
– u/sarah_kaneki via Reddit
Seriously, Refinished To Perfection.
“First time refinishing any wood furniture – used an electric sander (100-150-180), pre-stain conditioner, american walnut oil based stain and 3 coats polyurethane (sanding in between each coat). Table was free! Lane Acclaim early 60s I think.”
– u/fanibani via Reddit
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