Author: Vintagified / Labels:

This is the built in unit in my bungalow. I got the crazy idea that it would look better restored back to its original wood glory.

I have made quite a bit of progress, but I will show that later, instead I thought I would show a few pictures of -how- one does such a thing.

The is a drawer from the unit, slathered with Citristrip which works well, and is way less chemical smelling then other paint strippers. It's a bit slower, but if you leave it on for a good long while, its a great option.

It starts to bubble and crackle, but the paint here is 20 layers thick, so I let things sit 6 hours and then it works its way down to the deeper layers of paint.

After scraping all the goop off, the drawer is reasonably clean enough to sand. Obviously I have a lot of sanding work before I can even get to the finishing part, so expect more posts on this topic as time goes by.


Anonymous said...

That's MY bed underneath the unit. I'm hoping for a little cocktail cabinet to be installed for when I get thirsty :)
Yep, paint stripping and sanding is hard work on the hands, but it will be worth it in the end.
Paddy x

Anonymous said...

Don't you just love my little secret bed in there :) Paddy x