Craigslist score or disaster? pics
I bought this bed on CL.(please note this room is seller's, not mine) I LOVE it, and got a great deal, but it has a very shiny, glossy finish. It is maple or birch veneer and the po accidentally screwed the headboard brace thru a small piece of the headboard. It is in an area that would be easily hidden by the bed pillows when made. I looked at the back of the headboard and saw it was oak, so figured I could strip off the shiny finish, sand and repair the flaw, then refinish with a more matte finish.
When we were loading into my truck, I saw another chip in the veneer (money had changed hands at that point) on the bottom of the headboard leg and saw that it is particle board :-( with an oak veneer on the back of the headboard and the maple/birch veneer on the front and both sides of the footboard. I wasn't happy as I realized that likely made the repair I envisioned impossible.
So... would it ruin the veneer to use a product to remove the shiny finish? Could I lightly sand/scuff the gloss and put a matte something over it without removing it?
Should I forget about trying to repair the screw flaw? I was wondering if I could drip carpenter's wood glue into the hole from the back side and maybe use a cloth covered board to pound the flaw a bit to see if it would flatten it more.
Any ideas? Sell it on Craiglist? I'm posting to decorating, too as there seem to be many experts on furniture refinishing there, too.
Thanks for any help/suggestions/ideas you might have for me.