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Help me help my coffee table, Furniture Repainting Edition.

I found this coffee table on Craigslist for $15. While structurally it's pretty sound, the previous owners painted it; it looks like they may have just spray painted the poor thing without a drop of primer or sealant, because the top is chipping (see photos). Not ever one to leave passable alone, I decided that I had to repaint it. I've read as many furniture painting tutorials as I could get my hands on - the best seemed to be DIY on the Cheap, Young House Love, Centsational Girl, and Mouse House - and I still have a few questions for you guys. [more inside]
posted by Devika on Apr 25, 2013 - 10 answers

 

Bring on the Drink Cart

I'm thinking of buying and repairing this vinyl sofa and chair set, but some of the tufted buttons are missing. Anyone know how possible it is to repair this? [more inside]
posted by nosila on Dec 14, 2012 - 2 answers

Sprucing up a junky old wood table

Ideas for refinishing an old dining table without stripping it? [more inside]
posted by elizeh on Jun 14, 2012 - 8 answers

Can this waterlogged mini-bar be saved?

On a walk through the alley behind my apartment building, I discovered a beautiful vintage vinyl-upholstered bar next to the dumpster, abandoned by some craigslist-averse neighbor. Unfortunately, it appears to have absorbed several gallons of this morning's downpour. There are a few tears in the vinyl, and the foam beneath is saturated- ditto for the plywood shelves. Is it salvageable? Should I try to use a hairdryer, or will that only hasten the development of dry rot?
posted by t(h)om(as) on Feb 28, 2011 - 7 answers

Furniture Care 101

Help me restore and properly care for my wooden furniture. [more inside]
posted by fandango_matt on Jan 22, 2008 - 3 answers

Quality craftspeople in toronto?

Hey there, Torontonian-on-a-budget remodelers and refurbishers! I want to reglaze/refinish and re-tile my bathtub (and install new hardware), and I also want to refinish a dining table and chairs, and also reupholster the chairs' seats. Please refer to me your non-scammer budget-priced reasonably-proficient craftspeople. (Random refinishers from the yellow pages or with those displays in malls all seem pretty sketchy, so i'm looking for referrals for people you've had previous experience with.) [more inside]
posted by Kololo on Jan 2, 2008 - 4 answers

Furniture Refinisher's bible?

Furniture refinishing: What is the one book that best covers the subject? [more inside]
posted by kuujjuarapik on Nov 4, 2007 - 3 answers

Refinishing a redwood burl coffee table

How do I refinish a heavily overwaxed, overused redwood burl table? [more inside]
posted by felix on May 7, 2007 - 13 answers

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