Patricia Presto/On The Surface
Patricia Presto/On The Surface
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  • Duluth, GA

Garage Sale Find Has a New Look!


This table had great bones...but needed someTLC & a little creativity to make it work in this couple's master suite!
"After" of garage sale find!
"After" of garage sale find!
"Before" - the finish and damage of wood dated this couple's master suite
"Before" - the finish and damage of wood dated this couple's master suite
In Process.....
In Process.....
"After"
"After"
"After" speckled faux finish applied, waxed & buffed to a smooth shine
"After" speckled faux finish applied, waxed & buffed to a smooth shine
Close up of completed finish...used same hardware to retain the antiquity of this unique piece.
Close up of completed finish...used same hardware to retain the antiquity of this unique piece.

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4 questions
  • Kim Brecheen
    on Sep 28, 2016

    Did you strip the varnish off the old one Zor sanded it?

  • Ydsalr
    on Mar 23, 2017

    how do you achieve the speckled faux finish on this bedroom side chest...looks like it was glazed, maybe, and flicked with color...LOVE the look

  • Sandy
    on Mar 23, 2017

    Do you paint all the way inside where the drawers are or just around the inside perimeter where you slide them in and out and do you paint the back?

    • Updiane
      on Mar 23, 2017

      The pictures show she did not. If the drawers slide well, I would leave as is...less paint & work needed. Same with the back unless it were exposed or perhaps using the back surface to practice technique of the exposed areas.

  • Anne Zweifel
    on Mar 24, 2017

    What products did you use? what was your method.?

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  • Dia2773876
    on May 23, 2017

    It doesn't help showing the picture if we don't know what products or the methods to use products . but thanks for the picture your work is beautiful
  • Maureen Barringer
    on May 27, 2017

    beautiful work
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