Colorado Furniture restoration

- T U T O R I A L - Replace Mid Century Chair Webbing

We put together a quick tutorial on how to replace pirelli rubber webbing found on most mid century furniture.

Often you will find these chairs were repaired at some point using burlap, but when possible, we aim to repair using materials originally used in the construction of the items we work on. The pirelli rubber webbing is also much more flexible and comfortable than the burlap.

Stripping Paint From Antiques - 1880's Walnut Closet Faces

Ever wonder what’s underneath those layers of white paint covering our beloved antiques and wooden architectural home moldings? What you find may surprise you.

The result of the paint stripping process can often reveal beautiful grain and highly unique character of the wood beneath, previously sacrificed to decades of shabby chic paint trends. Now don’t get us wrong, there are times when painting furniture is acceptable. Certain lower value vintage items are ripe for a good updated trendy paint job! But keep in mind, if you must paint a furniture item, please avoid most antiques, high end designer pieces, or furniture hand made from solid wood.

And if you’re still intent on painting, consider having a professional do so. We have a shop capable of doing this the proper way to ensure the least damage is done to the wood as possible. We do tend to be picky with the painting projects we accept and can help advise you on the matter.

Now, on to the project below.

A customer from Wyoming brought us these exceptional closet faces circa 1880 he sourced from Philadelphia and aren’t we glad they ended up in our hands! He asked us to strip the paint and prep sand these bad boys.

Check out the before and after transformation below.

As you can see, these closet faces were covered in a variety of different paint colors before we got our hands on them.

As you can see, these closet faces were covered in a variety of different paint colors before we got our hands on them.

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This project was highly labor intensive. It involved chemical stripping in the tank as well as by hand. We also carefully sanded all the nooks and crannies of each crevice and carving by hand.

We no longer have feeling in our fingertips but would you look at what was hiding under all that paint!

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We are happy with the end result. The feeling of satisfaction and joy we receive in seeing projects such as these restored full circle, is what this line of work is all about.

Mid Century Furniture Loop Spring Replacement Tutorial

We put together our first tutorial video on our new Youtube channel.

A customer asked us to replace the loop springs on his Danish mid century matching lounge chairs. These springs are not easy to find and, according to our research, are not made or sold in the US. We ordered the exper spring from a company in the UK and had them shipped to our shop here in Denver for Jake to replace.

You don’t see this loop spring construction very often and when they need to be replaced, there isn’t much help or knowledge out there in how to do it so we decided to make a tutorial ourselves.

Hope it helps!

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