Art Deco waterfall drawer restoration

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Project by BOBAH posted 06-09-2021 06:25 PM 641 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Found this gem in local thrift store. The top coat, shellac, was severely scratched, parts of the skirt were missing, but veneer was in a good shape – see the last photo.

I have rebuilt the skirt, scraped and reapplied stain and topcoat, painted drawer pulls with bronze paint. It looks very good now.

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#1 posted 06-09-2021 06:58 PM

Wow – I was impressed with all the photos then I got to the last one…the “before ” picture. Truly amazing craftsmanship- you did save a gem there! A whole lot better than very good.

Thanks for posting.

Bill in MI

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#3 posted 06-09-2021 09:11 PM

Nice job on the restore!

-- Petey

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#4 posted 06-10-2021 02:51 AM

Nice restore. Looks fantastic!!!

-- Dan, TN

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#5 posted 06-10-2021 05:51 AM

I grew up with bedroom suites virtually identical to that in the house. That’s a great restoration job. I might have been tempted to write off the veneer, but you obviously saw the potential and realized it.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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#6 posted 06-12-2021 05:45 PM

GREAT SAVE! Beautiful restoration on this!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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