This project is another one of our custom jobs that we just delivered yesterday. A gorgeous mid-century modern Lane cedar chest that needed a little bit of loving. Here's what this lady looked like when we picked her up:
Her veneer was chipped in places.
Her top was scratched.
She just needed a hug and some love. The client was great and really worked with us to prioritize the repairs. Since this chest will never be exactly the way it was 60 years ago, it was important to come to the project with reasonable expectations. The client told us what her biggest issues were with the chest, as well as what her priorities were for the finished project. She wanted to try and match the stain and hardware as best as possible while replace the missing trim and patching the veneer.
So first we brought her home (the chest, not the client) and stripped and sanded her (again, I feel it's important to stress the chest, not the client).
We had to be careful in sanding the scratches out of the top to not actually modify the top itself. this requires a lot of patience and knowing when to say "when". I'm glad I let Terry do it.
Then we ordered the replacement hardware along with a new router bit to create a new trim piece that matched the existing trim.
Next up, veneer patches!
And now here she is:
Here's a run down of the before/after pictures one more time.
This is such a cool piece of furniture, she totally deserved all the love she received. It was a team effort between us and the client, which always helps us achieve an end result that will make us all happy. Now she'll live another 60 years looking fierce and fabulous!