Hidden Lane

While at Goodwill a few weeks ago, I found two endtables that I thought would be great as nightstands in my bedroom.  They will replace the ugly and ineffective Closetmaid shelves that we are currently using.  The plan was to sand them down a bit, prime them, and paint them an espresso color to match my furniture.  Well, they sat in the garage for weeks while I was working on some other projects.  Yesterday I finally got around to the end tables.  After careful inspection, I opted out of sanding and instead decided to strip the paint.  Boy was I surprised when I saw the bottom of the end table. It’s a Lane Furniture piece! Style No. 1667 (not that it matters because it’s not on their website).  After stripping the paint, I could not understand why anyone would have painted them (and not very well either).  Here’s what they look like…painted and stripped.  I will not be painting these bad boys. Oh no. They will get a nice coat (or two) of Minwax Espresso Stain and a Poly Acrylic coating (for all the cups of water I drink before bed and the coffee I drink in the morning). I will share the process and the finished product soon!

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One thought on “Hidden Lane”

  1. So many people have no idea what they have! I’ve also stripped many poor paint jobs to find otherwise gorgeous wood that’s been heavily dented…which is why they painted, I assume. but at least do it well! Good luck with your treasure!

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