Just a quick follow up on our Coronet Wonderfold project. I'm sure there are some out there that consider me border line nuts for picking up some of these rehab projects. And yes, there are times when I've kicked myself for way underestimating how much time and effort was going to be expended. This particular project was borderline.
Lots of time was spent removing all the old finish but these stained out very nicely and at least I was able to find a way to hang the pieces up which really helped expedite this part.
My wife found some nice neutral tweedy seafoam colored fabric to replace the vinyl. Fortunately it was pretty pliable and anything stiffer would have been really tough to work with. The brackets for the back cleaned up nicely with a fresh coat of Rustoleum hammered gold and I was able to find a way to suspend the frame pieces outside for their new satin lacquer top coat. The backs were the toughest part and required using some spray adhesive and making sure everything is aligned properly the first time.
Time to reassemble!
Was all this trouble worth the effort? Well, looking at it from fiscal standpoint, maybe not so much. But looking at it from a gratification standpoint, I'd have to say definetely! If someone like myself doesn't grab and rehab pieces like this, there's a good chance they will end up in that furniture showroom in the sky aka the "dump". I just can't let that happen on my watch and these are just begging for a new appreciative MCM home.
Looking a whole lot classier than where we started out a few days ago!
So, do you think this was a worthy project? I'd love to hear your feedback!