I was wondering what to do about the sewing machine cabinet.
The veneer is chipped in places but I decided against any major work on it.
I don't want the sewing machine to look new or pimped in any way, so I decided I'd give it a bit of an attack with the sander
but thankfully no
and I'm quite impressed!!
For the rest of the cabinet, I gave it a quick rub down with 160 grade sandpaper, concentrating on the stains and suspicious marks.
I gave the whole cabinet a wipe down with a damp microfibre cloth and allowed it to dry before giving it a varnish.
The top got 3 coats of varnish, and still needs a final one
I'll go back to that once I have finished plastering and painting the room it is going to live in
I was happy to use the varnish sparingly on the fronts of drawers and the side detail, just where it needed a little touch up on the dull parts.
The alternative was to strip down the whole cabinet to do it properly but I felt I would loose too much character doing that.
I'm really chuffed, she still looks like a little old lady.
But she has much more grace and dignity now.
The Nitty Gritty
Gosh, I've not done a music mention in a while.... I can't listen to much with the sander buzzing so loudly but while doing the varnishing on a bright sunny day I was listening to Jack Johnson Inbetween Dreams and chillaxing in a laid-back-hawaii-kind-of-a-way...... ahhhhhhhh!