A gentleman emailed me the other day from the Los Angeles area. He had a question regarding retaining the worn/vintage look of metal outdoor furniture with multiple layers of paint and exposed metal. He said he has seen pieces like this at a few restaurants in Los Angeles being used for their outdoor furniture. He wanted to get my thoughts on the process and practicality of this type of finish and to know if I had gotten any requests for it. Because our mission here at MulberryStreet is restoration and preservation, I have never put a finish over a worn piece of vintage metal furniture, nor has anyone every asked me to, nor would I do it if they did. When we restore a piece of vintage metal porch furniture, we start with disassembly to the extent possible, sandblasting, priming, powder coating and reassembly with new hardware as needed. Our restoration insures rust removal, cosmetic and structural repairs, whatever a piece of furniture needs in order to be functional and safe for many years to come. I realize that some people liked the distressed look in metal furniture, but that is not what our business is about. We respect the history of the piece by restoring it to its original beauty using updated colors, fabrics and coatings. When you buy a piece of furniture from MulberryStreet, you can rest assured that is has been lovingly restored to the best extent possible. We take great pride and pleasure in doing so.
Cover Up? Not at Mulberry Street!
July 27th, 2012