This is such an awesome and great thing to do! Brooklyn’s very own “3rd Ward” ( an artist- run space on Morgan Avenue that does everything fantastically interesting from holding parties to exhibitions) is now holding a course on how to refinish and restore old furniture. It is 3 different classes that are 3 hours long and the whole package costs $225! It may seem like a lot at first, but it’s three classes and think of all of the great things you’ll apply the knowledge of this course to afterwards.
Kudos to “3rd Ward” for finding a way for people to restore things. There are so many times I’ve had broken or old furniture and thought “I’d really like to do something with this!”
Fore more info visit http://www.3rdward.com/3rdwardclasses/furniture-refinishing.html
Hearing about this class inspired me to look up some pictures of awesome refinished furniture. Check out photos of furniture that “Chroma Lab” has done.
“Chroma Lab” is based out of Boston and run by Alicia Cornwell and Tony Bevilacqua, two people who love color and recycling old furniture! Here is the description of their furniture from their website:
“At Chroma Lab, we restore and paint promising but neglected pieces of vintage furniture. The greenest piece of furniture is one that already exists, so we focus on adding a shot of contemporary color and design to the pieces we find. We bring each piece as close to new condition as possible, then we apply low VOC Benjamin Moore Aura paints for our finishes, and a special topcoat like polyurethane, varnish, or wax for added lustre and durability. Occasionally we’re able to salvage original vintage hardware, however, we usually replace it during our redesigning process. Each piece of furniture that Chroma Lab finishes is one of a kind; the one you see is the only one there is.”
You can see more of their work at their website http://www.chromalab.net
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