i want to tackle this huge project, i've been saving it for awhile and i'm getting the urge to just jump in.
|wow - it looks bad!|
anyways - she still has the headboard in her shed, i'll get it one of these days. but for now - how on earth do i restore these lovelies? i believe these are 1930's art deco waterfall pieces. just from a quick google search. not especially valuable, but real wood, and i like the pulls and striped diamond design on the veneer.
so my question is, if i sand or strip the finish, will the stripes come off? how thick is a veneer anyways? i'd love to just sand it, and put a clear coat on, the color of the wood is fine. but it's got some definite wear, scratches, and cracking. the vanity is much worse than the dresser, but they both need help. i even used liquid gold on them, a while back, but they are pretty dried out and crackly.
i know it would be adorable painted, but i'd like to keep the wood if possible. you don't know how many times i've *almost* painted this! but, we already have a lot of painted furniture. not pictured is another smaller 4 drawer dresser (from craigslist), that's been painted black. i'd like to strip it and match it to the other two pieces.
so, any of my crafty peeps know what i should do? i'd appreciate any and all advice on the subject, because i can't seem to find it anywhere! thanks bunches!