Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Covering an inlay you don't want

Have you ever found a piece that you really like, but not to sure about the inlay?  Don't overlook it!  You can easily cover it up with a few coats of wood filler.

Here is an example a 2 pieces were the clients were looking for a very modern look on a very "girly" design and I knew the inlay was not going to go with the look they were going for.  

 See the inlays, bottom of the dresser drawers and top of the hutch...

I only took a picture of the first coat of wood filler.  You will need at least 2 coats, letting dry and sanding between each coat to completely camoflage the inlay.

Here are the two pieces after being painted.  Not rocket science, but something simple and easily forgotten about.


  1. Hey new follower here. Found ya on Craigslist. Local GR, MI lady here to! I love what you do wow! I was checking out the old vanity you have posted and I now realize there is hope for the vanity I got at GW. The veneer is pretty bad and I didn't know. I got it on the website. But to see how your's turned out makes me excited to give it ago. It's been sitting for 3 months lol! Well welcome to blogging. It's a great way to showcase talent and sell! Take Care, Debbie.

  2. I saw this in my friend's daughter's room when it was completed and it is sooooo cute. The picture doesn't do the vibrant watermelon color justice! The quality of work was beyond her expectation.

  3. Thank you so much for the comment! I am so glad you liked it:)