Before & After: A Kent Coffey Rescue Mission

published Oct 7, 2013
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(Image credit: Tracy Wison)

Interior Designer Tracy has a soft spot for mid century furniture, especially those pieces that seem unsalvageable. One day, she spotted this Kent Coffey chest outside her local Salvation Army. The piece had been sitting in the store for so long that they had parked it next to the dumpster. Obviously, she couldn’t pass up a rescue mission like this.

(Image credit: Tracy Wison)

After three rounds with paint stripper and hours of sanding, the true naked (and gorgeous) wood underneath was revealed. After a few minor repairs, she was left with a structurally sound, bare wood piece that was ready for staining.

Says Tracy, “I never expected something so beautiful to be under all of that horrible paint, and I couldn’t be happier with the results.”

Here’s how her costs broke-down:

Desser: $8
Sandpaper: $4
Paint stripper: $6
Wood Stain: $7
Varnish: $7

Thank you Tracy!

(Images: Tracy Wison )