Refininshing Furniture – Just in Time!

Part of getting ready to help Anja and Duff move to Boston was keeping a very old promise:  to refinish our old baby bed and strip and finish a baby dresser.  Somehow, in the middle of picking blackberries, I had forgotten that I was to do this – and was gently reminded to not forget to bring the baby bed and dresser along for the move.  OOPS!  With less than a week to go, Jeff disassembled the crib, sanded it down, reglued and reassembled the entire bed, so that Tina could apply several coats of polyurethane.  At the same time, Tina stripped 3 layers of old paint and old stickers off a baby dresser which probably was made in the 40’s or 50’s (judging from the looks of the old stickers under the coats of paint).  Both pieces of furniture got several coats of polyurethane.  The last two coats were wet-sanded, meaning the polyurethane was applied with 400 grit sandpaper.  We just had enough days – luckily the moving “party” arrived one day later than planned on the way from Pittsburgh to Boston – and both pieces made it onto the truck for delivery.

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