How do I 'strip' off a finish? Laid off and need to save money
We're finally moving up to a king size bed and I've looked at both NEW finished and unfinished headboards and yikes, the cost is way more than I can afford now. Local furniture store has finished king hardwood (maple I think)headboard in scratch and dent section at a reasonable price where the damaged spots are superficial. I need Walnut finish to match the rest of my bedroom set and the headboard is finished in light cherry finish. Is it possible to "strip off" the present finish and re-stain in walnut? If so,what are the exact steps I need to take and products I should use? Headboard style is mission with a lot of slats. I realize this project may be time consuming but I have much more time on my hands now than I have many $$$ for new piece. Is this a project my feminine self can tackle on my own?