Asked on Oct 27, 2012
How to - or should I - refinish an antique side table that belonged to Grandma?
I inherited a small side table after my Grandmother passed away? I didn't think it was anything special, and was going to sand down the top (because of all the scratches/watermarks) and re-stain, and then paint/distress the lower portion with AS chalk paint. When I went to empty out the one drawer, I noticed it had a small brass plaque inside the drawer that reads "A Genuine Cushman Colonial Creation - made in Bennington, VT." Doing a bit of research, it appears that it could be an antique. Will it devalue it to sand and restain? Thanks for the direction.