Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A "Weigh" Cool Refurbishment


We had this old scale that was so neat, but in pretty ragged shape.  With many antiques, it takes away the value if they are touched, but we decided that it was worth it to us to redo it and enjoy it. 



It's a REALLY heavy piece! 

We took it out to the garage where my husband started disassembling it.   (At this point, my work was done!)  :)







He took every single piece apart.  There were lots and lots of pieces! (Lots more that didn't make this picture too.)
 


To remove the paint, he sanded, then used Citrastrip and the paint came off pretty easily.
He then filled in any dings with filler since he was going to paint it glossy and the dings would show.



He sanded the filler down and painted it with Automotive paint.





After getting it all painted, he wasn't happy with the finish on one of the pieces, so removed the paint and repainted it.  (He is much more patient than I am!)

He buffed out all of the brass pieces, which turned out so nice and bright.

He brought all of the parts into the basement to dry.  He then reassembled it.



And here it is finished!  I think it's absolutely beautiful and am SO proud of how incredibly talented he is!!




 I will add more pictures when we get the tray and weights added.

Thanks so much for coming by!

Pam

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43 comments:

  1. Wow, you brought this scale back to life! It looks wonderful.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  2. Looks great now Pam! I like it much better red:) Love it!

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  3. What a transformation! Hubby and you did a great job!!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  4. Hello,

    It looks awesome! Love the red....also love your new header.
    Thank you for leaving a comment.
    Take care,
    Claudia

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  5. Wow!!! This re-do is worthy of being shown on an episode of American Restoration!!! Great job!!!

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  6. Wow, what a difference. Your husband is so talented!

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  7. I keep telling you that man is a keeper! I cannot even imagine the patience that he has to be able to do all that. You two are so detail oriented (I am so jealous!). I am wondering where you are going to put it! I know it will look great wherever it is!

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  8. I say, forget about retaining the antique value, that thing is gorgeous!

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  9. Disassembling all those pieces would have scared me to death! Obviously you guess know what you're doing. It looks great. I love the glossy colors!

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  10. Wow Pam, What a beautiful transforamtion! The scale is fabulous now. If I had taken that apart I would have never gotten it back together. Your Hubby did good!
    Thanks for joining my party.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  11. You and the hubby make a great blogging duo :) He did a great job or restoring this scale. Love the red!
    XO,
    ~Michelle

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  12. OMG! You wouldn't even know that was the same scale. An amazing transformation!

    Take care,
    Lisa

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  13. Wow! He did a great job! How patient he must be to tackle that and stick with it. Well worth the time!

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  14. What a difference! I really believe you increased the value in this piece. It's been restored! Nice work!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,
    Amanda

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  15. Wow, beautiful restoration job!... love the finished look.

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  16. I kind of hated to see you were going to refinish it, but, wow, it pops like crazy, now! Your husband did a wonderful job. This is so fun!

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  17. WOW Pam the scale looks amazing!! You have one handy hubby! Martina

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  18. WOW, that looks great! I am thinking the red was a great choice!

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  19. Very cool! Where did you get that anyway?

    Oh and you should stop over to my blog I have a surprise for you!

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  20. I LOVE IT! Amazing transformation!

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  21. That looks amazing Pam! It was definitely worth it to get the look you wanted and you and your hubby did a fabulous job! Thank you so much for linking it up this week to Inspiration Friday! :-)
    Vanessa

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  22. Wow! That is just gorgeous! Definitely worth the work. Tell hubs that we all think he did a great job!

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  23. This looks just beautiful Pam~ what a great project and you did a fantastic job! Love the red- Thanks so much for sharing at FNF ! :)

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  24. That is awesome! Amazing job and results--well worth the work you put into this sweet scale. Have a great weekend. Patty

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  25. WOW!! What an amazing transformation and a real labor of love. I love the color and the polished chrome looks so nice. I'd never remember how to put it back together:) Beautiful job!!

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  26. gorgeous rehab! I especially like how the brass looks brand new. Thanks for sharing this at Transformations and Treasures!

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  27. This is gorgeous! I love the colors you have picked to refinish it with. It is a really beautiful piece! Thanks for linking it up!
    Sherry

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  28. What a transformation. It turned out beautiful. What a great piece.
    ~Heidi

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  29. Im loving the colour and it looks fantastic ,great job !!

    Heidi :-)

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  30. Wow. Awesome! That must have been so satisfying to do..love it

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  31. Wow! That is really impressive! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I am so glad to have found you! I'm a new follower. :-)
    Mandy from Burkett Blessings

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  32. omg- this is amazing! What a find and what talent to be able to refurbish it to this perfection!
    Visiting from BNOTP- Metamorph Monday- stop by and say hi!
    ~http://cookscleansplayswithpaper.blogspot.com/

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  33. whoa! that really is weigh cool (love your super smart wordplay!)

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  34. What a cool scale Pam! Your restoration is awesome!

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  35. Wow! a lot of work, but it looks wonderful! I love the silver trim around the face. Such a shame that nowadays we don't add some beauty to utilitarian things the way we used to.

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  36. Thanks for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower! I've now been enjoying yours. What great ideas you have! I'll be back again often...and now I'm your newest follower!:)

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  37. Beautiful! Such a professional looking refurb!

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

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  38. You just did a very great job in that stuff. You really make it look so new and it you really give its life back. I am sure it will look more amazing on person.

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