The Zibra Blog’s BEFORE AND AFTER Furniture Refinishing Podcast

Do's and Don'ts for Refinishing Mid-Century Modern Furniture.

May 18, 2022 The Zibra Blog Season 4 Episode 13
The Zibra Blog’s BEFORE AND AFTER Furniture Refinishing Podcast
Do's and Don'ts for Refinishing Mid-Century Modern Furniture.
Show Notes

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Danielle and Evan Potter with Potter ReBarn share tips on the "do's and don'ts" in refinishing MCM pieces, plus the chat about their award winning MCM piece in Zibra's International Golden Brush Awards.

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Introduction to Danielle and Evan:

   • Where they lives, their studio and business
   • Chats about prices in her area
   • Share about their venture in redoing a Farmhouse
   • Winner of Best New Artist 2020 in GBAs

Winner of the MCM category in Zibra's International Golden Brush Awards:

   • Describes their MCM piece
   • Shares how they imagined the piece refinished
   • Discuses their design choices
   • Fun in staging and photography this piece

Danielle and Evan share tips and the do's and don'ts when doing MCMs:

   • MCM is in high demand
   • What to expect in pricing for MCM pieces
   • Do not be in a rush to finish
   • Should you paint a MCM piece
   • Repairing wood that is damaged
   • Don't use chippy paint or distress
   • Why they didn't sell piece but kept it

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Refinishing Tip: "Drawers that rub"  Kristi with Chalk It Up!, LLC

Zibra Flip Update: It's underway! Jen Talley with Perfectly Imperfect Furniture

Working on their Ugly Ducklings: 

    •  Melissa with Ship's Furniture Flips
   •  Summer with Pinewood Charm
   •  Nicole with Prairie Vintage Charm
   •  Amy with Weed Patch Studio

Beginner's Bucket: Maggie and Nate from Silo Design answers the question, "How has selecting furniture to refinish changed for experienced refinishers?"