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Barton Hall Stand Repair

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Barton Hall Stand Repair
I've had this hall stand for a while and three of the 'coat pegs' were missing. I found some brass upholstery tacks of the right size (a tad bigger than the original actually but I'm hoping it's not too noticeable - though I'm tempted to replace the original too so they all look identical). I clipped the pointed end off and popped them in the existing holes but they looked very bright compared to the original. I showed it to the OH and he disappeared off to his railway room and came back with this magic stuff which I painted onto the tacks with a brush and wiped off with a damp cloth when it reached the right colour. Worked a treat!
Posted by Zoe H on December 13, 2015 Slideshow

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9 Comments

Sarah
12:04 PM on December 30, 2015 
Excellent job and a great tip.
Debbie S
7:43 AM on December 14, 2015 
Makes a big difference
chris g
4:38 PM on December 13, 2015 
Excellent Zoe.
jenny
4:01 PM on December 13, 2015 
Excellent, it doesn't look sad any more, the "Super Blue" look is very effective.
Freda Knight
2:13 PM on December 13, 2015 
Now ready for visitors to hang up their coats. Tell our OH I like trains too! No, I haven't got any, but I love travelling on them.
Edel
1:29 PM on December 13, 2015 
Lovely! I like this plain Barton furniture very much
Jan
12:28 PM on December 13, 2015 
Good result.
lallyp
12:24 PM on December 13, 2015 
Excellent job!
Judy C
12:14 PM on December 13, 2015 
Looking good. Great job.

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