A DIY Caveat: Restoring Furniture Sometimes Best Left To Experts – Hartford Courant

When the time came to replace their old dining and bedroom sets, Dave Golemba and his wife, Doreen, spent a considerable amount of time shopping at furniture stores before coming to the conclusion that what they’d been searching for was already sitting in their Bloomfield home.

“As soon as we went out there, we saw that the quality really wasn’t the same as the furniture we already owned,” Dave says.

So, instead of buying new, he decided to refinish the furniture himself, only to discover that DIY was a lot harder than he thought.

“I went out and spent all kinds of money buying sanders, stains, brushes. But after two days of doing that in my cellar, I threw up my hands and said, ‘We’ve got to do something else.'”


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