Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Ercol renovation update

Well, it's not perfect, but then I'm not a furniture restorer, just a keen carer for older furniture that's been "pre-loved", or, abused.

So, after bleaching  bicarbing, and a light sanding down, I was left with a pale area on the top of the sideboard.  So, I took my pencil crayons and feathered in some of the grain lines which were there, to distract the eye from the circular mark.  I used five different shades of brown, matching them as closely as I could to the colours present in the wood.

Like I said, it's not perfect, but, comparing the two photos, which would you rather live with?  I don't think it's turned out too badly for a first attempt, do you?

The final coat is Danish oil, which I use a lot.  I love the golden finish it's given here.

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