Lacquering A Dining Table – Emily Henderson

Transforming high quality vintage pieces, from dated and ugly, to modern and beautiful (like this table), is extremely satisfying. I’ve been doing this since I was 7 years old when I refinished my first desk by painting it a blush pink. I subsequently entered it into the county 4-H fair where I’m pretty sure I must have won the purple ribbon for cutest, most fashion forward desk ever. I did it the correct way, with coat after coat of shellac and sanding in between coats. It turned out so BEAUTIFUL. Oh if I still had that desk and could hand it down to Elliot or Charlie I would be so happy. Lesson learned – NEVER GET RID OF ANYTHING. EVER. And if you are going to get rid of something that you made yourself, at least take a photo of it!!!


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