The veneer on this piece had serious water damage. Some of it was peeled off already, so I went ahead and helped it a bit more
Another Art Deco Bar Saved From the Landfill
If you follow me here you might already know that I work on a lot of English Art deco bars . This one has probably been in the worst condition I have ever purchased... but you know when you see a piece on Facebook market place and drive an hour to get it... you get it!
Sometimes the damage dictates the design... so I went ahead and took off the rest of the veneer from the top as that was going to be painted now. Once it was off I sanded it with my orbital sander sand grit 120/220. the doors cleaned up very nice and a beautiful Oak grain emerged from under the old varnish.
I decided to use an art deco stencil on the front door of the bar (purchased on amazon) This time I used gold! For the rest of the cabinet I used a black paint color that actually turned out kind of charcoal-ish that pulled a lot of blue. oh well I ended up loving the color, so I stuck with it. I got the paint at Lowes and it is a furniture and cabinet paint that has been working very well with my projects.
On the inside I used a stick on wallpaper that gave it a sharp more modern look in my opinion. I got it from Amazon
I applied a polyurethane clear coat on the wood surfaces. Once everything was dry I put everything back together and it was time for photos.
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- Electric sander (home depot)
- Sand paper (amazon)
- Stencil (amazon)