Restoring Antiques and Veneer Repairs DIY
This antique buffet/sideboard had seen better days. It was severely damaged from years of someone smoking and had veneer damage. I wanted to restore it and knew a few of my favorites could help.
I started by fully degreasing and scrubbing down with JR Watkins cleaners.
Then stripping with Soy Gel Stripper.
For the veneer damage I started by using wood glue to secure any loose pieces.
Then using wood putty, I filled the chips and missing pieces.
Once that was dry I grabbed the Three Trees set of colored stains by Unicorn SPiT. Using Rustic Reality first and layering on Squirrel to match the grain pattern and color.
Some spots I also used Midnight's Blackness as well.
You can see once I had layered the colors and went with the grain patterns, the patched veneer was like new.
I went over those areas first with Daddy Van's wax and then the entire buffet with about 3 coats.
Now it's all finished and there was no need to remove the veneer.
You can't even see the veneer repairs with Unicorn SPiT and a little patience.
- Daddy Van's (Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company)
- Unicorn SPiT (Renaissance Lady - Connie Hill)
- UnicornSpit (www.UnicornSpit.com)
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