Clear the Veneer

Clear the Veneer

Have you ever found a great old item of furniture, then got scared away by the presence of peeling or chipping veneer? (raises hand)  Don’t fret, there is hope! Next time, consider hiding that unsightly raw damage with paintable wallpaper! 

That’s what Sarah from Dumped and Discovered did when sanding and filling the wood underneath the veneer on this piece was simply not going to cut it.  It went from a $5 yard sale find to one of her favorite makeovers ever! 




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  1. August 1, 2011 / 4:31 PM

    That is such a great idea. I am going to put it to use. It turned out great.

  2. August 1, 2011 / 4:46 PM

    I hate veneer so bad! cool “after”, that was a great idea!


  3. August 1, 2011 / 4:56 PM

    I love this! What a lovely idea for damaged veneer.

  4. August 1, 2011 / 6:35 PM

    Oh, SHUT IT! That’s AMAZINGLY Beautiful!

  5. August 1, 2011 / 7:23 PM

    smart thinking.
    theres hope for all those veneer pieces now.

  6. August 1, 2011 / 7:24 PM

    OMG that is a great idea! I just passed up on a dresser for this reason! I will no longer pass those bargins up.. thanks for sharing and this is beautiful!!!!

  7. August 1, 2011 / 9:21 PM

    All’s you need is an Old Iron (I got one at a thrift store just for this) and a 5n1 scraper. 1) Put Iron on Cotton Setting (should be hottest setting)put it on edge of Veneer to be removed and let sit for a couple minutes and then lift Iron 2) put scraper under the edge and scape the veneer right off ( The Heat loosens the glue) 3) repeat steps 1-2 until its all removed 4) Sand any remaining glue and roughness away.

  8. August 1, 2011 / 9:28 PM

    I should say It sounds like a major undertaking to Remove it but YOU WILL BE SO SURPRISED how EASY it is!!!

  9. August 1, 2011 / 11:11 PM

    Ugh! Wish I had seen this before I refinished my son’s dresser! He had a few places where the veneer came off around the edges. I just sanded them down and feathered the edges and decided I’d just have to live with it. AWESOME IDEA!

  10. August 31, 2011 / 12:18 AM

    Looks great!! How did you get that textured look?

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