I heart strippers.
No not those kind. I knew your mind would go there.
No, I like the kind of strippers that take layers of paint off an old piece of furniture.
Last week, I was working on a dresser and nightstand combo for my brother’s bachelor pad. I found this set at the local thrift for $25 dollars for the pair. They’re solid wood ! However, the chipped pistachio green paint job was not the shade we were going for.
So with the help of a chemical stripper, I took them from this:
I picked these pieces because of their modern streamlined design and the pewter hardware. Also because they were inexpensive and the perfect size for his small bedroom space. He rents in San Francisco where large bedrooms are very rare. I thought it a good idea to strip the paint off of the pieces to get right to the wood so we could start over with primer and paint. A chemical stripper was the fastest answer.