Here's a little restoration project I have been working on. The set belongs to my friend Sandie who asked me if I would restore it. It was made by her Grandfather back when her Mother was a little girl. I believe she said it was made around 70 years ago. At first I was a little intimidated because I didn't want to ruin it, but once I got them home and had a good look, I just knew I could fix them.
The set was weathered from being left outside. The goal was to keep as much original as possible. I did need to replace the seat, back and trim portion of the benches with new wood. The table top was salvageable it just needed a good sanding and 8 layers of paint ;)
I kept the original characters on the sides. I glued and clamped and sanded and repainted to restore as close as I could to the originals. I traced the design onto wax paper before I sanded just in case so I didn't lose any of the detail.
I think it turned out well and it was so much fun helping preserve a little piece of history for Sandie and her family.
Aren't they just the cutest. Dontcha just love how the bunny is dancing.