Well, with a lot of patience and some effort, such pieces can be restored to their intended beauty. In Wood Refinishing, learn a number of steps to removing the old paint from such a project, then preparing it for a stained and protected finish. You'll put in a lot of work to rescue the project, but in the end, I'm sure you'll feel it was all worth it.
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