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Kitchen and table and chairs refinish

Discussion in 'Showcase - show us your work.' started by Michael W, Feb 21, 2021.

  1. Michael W

    Michael W PPS Tradesman

    A kitchen respray from this week, customer was so happy with the colour and finish that she asked us to take the table and 4 chairs away on refit day to make them match the kitchen, the customer was looking at a table and chairs from oak furniture land at a cost of £850, need less to say the colour wouldn't have matched and the furniture quality would have been no better than this 15 year old ikea table and chairs, we sanded everything smooth went as far back on the table top as we could removing as many little dents in the wood as we could, filled the deepest knocks in the top with super glue then clear coated in 25% clearcoat.
    Colour matched to Farrow and Ball old white to match colours in the floor tiles, Renner 25% PU topcoat.
    Customer couldn't believe she has saved £600 on buying new and now has a spanking new table and chairs, all she had to do was buy some new seat covers.
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    Just a shame she insisted on having the plinths siliconed in white when we suggested we added a plinth sealing strip for her
     

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  2. grumpyvandriver

    grumpyvandriver PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    Looks a nice colour that ! A good refresh job done.
    Think £250 for redoing the table and chairs is a bloody good price for your customers. They were quids in and hope you made something on it.


    Totally agree about the darn silicone. Really does detract from a good job, it just draws your eyes down to it as it sticks out like a sore thumb. A coloured option would have been a little better. But as you suggested a sealing strip would have been ideal.
     
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  3. Michael W

    Michael W PPS Tradesman

    Thanks @grumpyvandriver, yes you are 100% right it does detract from a good job and does stick out like a sore thumb, we tried to offer a fairly close colour match on the silicone too but she was adamant on the white which we couldn't understand, but another satisfied customer. We made a little on the table and chairs but not a huge amount, was worth it though to see her face when I returned it yesterday and I feel like I have stopped her being ripped off by oak furniture land.
     
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  4. grumpyvandriver

    grumpyvandriver PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    She should have listened to your advice re silicone, silly woman. But hey ho, she is very happy so good job done.

    It’s so nice when the reaction you get from customers leaves a lasting impression. Makes it all worth it, but also allows them to talk to their friends and colleagues and then you hopefully get more work.
     
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  5. Michael W

    Michael W PPS Tradesman

    Completely agree @grumpyvandriver not a feeling like it, she couldn't wait to take pictures to send to all her friends and she asked for a huge handful of business cards so hopefully even more work will come of it.
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    Here are a few other bits that have gone through this week, wooden shutters from a bay window from grey to white, what a killer making sure all was hit and with no dusty edges and a Contemporary TV stand
     

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