Did I rescue it from a hostage situation?
It certainly –felt like- a high level ransom exchange.
Some people should be banned from selling/buying -ANYthing. E V E R.
Well~ it’s mine now to
shower with LUV!
Until I REsell it to a new good home, that is!
The smell was overwhelming on the drive back, so I off-loaded it to air out and sit in the sun all day. Honestly, it could sit there all week and I’m pretty sure I’m still going to have to take additional measures. Ugh.
Well–as predicted, I started out by stripping the top.
I ♥ WOOD TOPS.
The stain was miserable, there were areas of some very thickly applied -varnish? Over the dirt and bad condition. wth?
Stripping was a sticky, gooey, nasty mess. It was GROSS. But a VAST IMPROVEMENT already.
UNfortunately, something LARGE left a watermark, and someone wrote on something VERY HARSHLY that etched its way through too. B u m m e r.
Especially because I had visions of a waxed, RAW wood top.
Instead, I used a natural oak stain that would be slightly more than a clear-coat.
Stripped, sanded, then RAW.
Finally, in the last dresser top picture~ a light natural oak stain, and with a (just applied and very wet) PROTECTIVE-satin finish-SEAL COAT.
Now, moving on—it’s time to address