If you follow Embracing Change on Facebook, you may remember me showing you this piece:
I received feedback and most of you said yes, that lifting veneer intimidated you and you would shy away from purchasing a piece with veneer issues.
Some of you showed no fear.
The piece pictured above was for sale for a very reasonable price…I liked the lines and the wood under the veneer was in fabulous condition. Yes, the hardware was ugly and it needed love, but that was the easy part.
The part that scared me a bit was not peeling veneer, but the time it would take to strip off the veneer. When I work on a project, I like to get my project done quickly. The process is fine and dandy, but I am all about the end result.
I want it finished.
That is the part I love.
Thankfully, the veneer peeled off relatively easily in long strips.
There were just a few tricky spots, but with a screwdriver and mallet, it was easily removed.
Veneer was everywhere.
But the end result was worth it.
And after being undecided about my vision (as posted I had posted about), I finally decided what I wanted to do with this piece: