Sunday, November 14, 2010
A Before and...uh...During. Heywood Wakefield Cocktail Table M 335G. Status: Getting there.
I bought this little cocktail table from a C-list seller a last weekend. It's finish is...well, finished.
I took one look at it and thought this would be a great piece to mess around with
re-finishing Wakefield pieces. I have a number of these Blonde items that need
some attention but have always been afraid to try anything with them. This will
be my training wheels.
I LOVE Heywood Wakefield modern furniture. If I could find all the right pieces I
would likely abandon all my other furnishings for it. Unfortunately there are
limitations. They never produced a Queen size bed (they do now, I know). So it's a
very hard to find King or a too small Full. Not for me. Also, too much Wakefield can
start to look "Matchy-Matchy". But I still love it.
So I got this out yesterday and did a little experiment. I tried the Antique Finish
Restorer on it that I used on the little Half Moon table wondering if it would darken
the Blonde finish. It didn't and it cleaned up the surface quite nicely! I've only done
one half of the top so far and I liked how it looks so much that I thought I needed
to share with everybody. I stopped so I could get some good Before and After
I'm going to experiment with tinting some type of Satin finish to try to get close to
the original blonde. I'm going to probably have to try it a few times, but I might get