Refinishing Projects

Everything here has been lovingly refinished by Type A, clean-freak, amateur DIYer Saya — items may have signs of age and wear and most definitely have imperfections. Ya know, vintage’y, one of a kind, with character.

Pick up is in Chicago’s Wicker Park, near Damen and Division. To purchase an item, send an email to Saya and let her know which you’re interested in. Prices firm. If something has been sold, it’ll be marked as such. Venmo, Paypal, or Quick Pay/Zelle; you can pay after you see it in person and make sure you do indeed looooove it. All sales final. No refunds or exchanges.

What’s with the names? Due to the involved blood, sweat, tears, curses, and love, these become Saya’s babies and babies need names.

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Some Before & Afters of Saya’s Not for Sale collection —

 


TV Table — “Tony”

  • $32
  • 35 3/8″W x 10 1/4″D x 17 3/4″H (Shelf is 31 1/8″W x 7 1/8″H)
  • Maximum load shelf: 22lb 1oz // maximum load table: 66lb 2oz
  • Particleboard & fiberboard
  • Design is decoupaged and sealed paper
  • Feet are felted for easy moving and floor protection
  • Saya Note: some of the shapes have visible air bubbles (see pic) and though they’re sealed, she recommends that the table not be used for wet items or items that’ll be moved a lot to prevent accidental paper damage
  • Paint: Sherwin Williams, Repose Gray, semi-gloss
  • Stain: Minwax, Honey 272, semi-transparent
  • Sealant: Varathane, clear matte
If using table for a TV, measure the depth and width of your TV-set — the measurements should be less than those of the table — and it’s recommended that the table be secured to the wall with the included wall anchor (see pic).
 
Wall mount (easily removable)
During the refinishing process
What it looked like pre-refinishing

 

 


Side Table — “Victoria”

  • $32
  • 16.5″H x 22″W x 19.5″D
  • Wood
  • Design is decoupaged and sealed paper
  • Saya Note: though the paper is sealed, she recommends that the table not be used for wet items or items that’ll be moved a lot to prevent accidental paper damage
  • Feet are felted for easy moving and floor protection
  • Paint: Valspar – eggshell, “Equestrian Brown”
  • Sealant: Varathane – triplethick polyurethane, clear matte, interior

 


Chest — “Molly”

Fill it with kid toys, pet toys, blankets, clothes, ???!

  • $32
  • 17.7″H x 30.7″W x 19.7″D
  • Wood
  • Feet are felted for easy moving and floor protection
  • Saya Note: due to the sealant used, the white paint has yellowed (see pic below)
  • Stain: Minwax – semi-transparent, Honey 272
  • Paint: Valspar – eggshell, “Equestrian Brown” | Valspar – unknown salmon | Valspar – satin, “Blue skylights” | Folk Art – ultra matte, “Sheepskin”
  • Sealant: Exterior is Varathane – triplethick polyurethane, clear matte | Interior is Varathane – polyurethane, crystal clear matte

Example of yellowed paint

 


Mirrors / Art — “Bobby”

  • $20 (set of 5)
  • Each square is 10″H x 10″W
  • Wood
  • Stain color: Kona
  • Sealant: Matte

 

 

SOLD Step Stool — “Taylor”

I was using as a plant stand pre-refinishing (see example pic). Though sealed, I would be hesitant to use it as an actual step stool or anything that’d cause friction on top to minimize decoupage damage.

  • $22
  • 9″H x 14″W x 9.5″D
  • Design is decoupaged and sealed paper
  • Stain: Varathane, Kona (it’s a deep brown, not black as it can appear in photos)
  • Sealant: Minwax, clear semi-gloss

 

SOLD Side Table — “Agnes”

  • $32
  • 18.5″H x 20″W x 15.5″D
  • 13.5″H interior
  • Design is decoupaged and sealed paper
  • Stain: Minwax, Honey 272, semi-transparent
  • Sealant: Varathane, clear matte

 

SOLD Shelfcase — “Bella”

  • $150
  • 61″H x 16″W x 9″D
  • Shelf height 6″
  • Wood
  • Paint colors
    • Primary – Sherwin Williams, Repose Gray, semi-gloss
    • Secondary – Valspar, unknown pre-mixed color, without a label. Similar to Valspar, Wedding Mint.
  • Stain color: Varathane, Kona (it’s a deep brown, not black as it can appear in photos)
  • Sealant: Minwax, semi-gloss
Bottom is felted for easy moving.
 
 

SOLD Dresser — “Lucia”

  • $325
  • 49″H x 39″W x 19.5″D
  • Wood
  • Paint color: Valspar, semigloss, “Wedding Mint”
  • Sealant: Matte

Updated with new knobs and drawer liners. Feet are felted for easy moving.