Repair Affair

Author:  Autumn

When we moved from our family home in December, I patiently packed every single item in our house, other than the furniture which was left up to the movers.  I want to add that of all the things I wrapped and packed, only one plate broke.  And the items were in storage for over four months.  The moving company?  That’s another story.  We are still waiting for them to send the furniture inspector to assess the damage to four pieces of our furniture.  A desk and a chair were destroyed, as if an 18 wheeler drove over them.  The two other items, which were expensive pieces, were scratched and heavily dented.

But the moving saga is not what I am writing about today.  When packing our new but looks old French wall clock, I taped the hands down so they wouldn’t break off.  When unpacking and removing the tape, I accidently ripped off some of the paint.  Whoops!

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See that bright white spot in the middle?  That is where the tape pulled off the paint finish.

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Here’s a close-up of the damaged goods.

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I didn’t panic.  I decided that at least I should have the smarts to fix it.  After all, it already looked old and distressed.  The first thing I did was to sand the area to rough it up a little.  That wasn’t too smart.  It just made the problem area bigger.

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But I figured it wasn’t such a big deal that my trusty value pack of acrylic paints and a Sharpie couldn’t fix it.

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With my unartistic touch, I filled in the green with the paint and outlined it with the marker.

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Then I gave the entire clock face a coat of Briwax, which helped the repaired area blend in.  After the wax dried, I buffed it.

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And here it is!  It looks almost like it did before.  It is now hanging over the antique icebox in our new pantry, just where it was meant to be.  To see the newly remodeled and decorated pantry, go here.

I hope this inspires you to fix some of your damaged goods.

Take care.

Linking to Transformation Thursday