Monday, April 29, 2013

A Beauty of a Chest of drawers

 We found this piece on our trip to Nashville as well.

 This is what it looked like before we started

 For some reason the previous owner had taken off the handles and put a knob in each hole of the bottom three drawers.....?  We took all those out filled the holes, sanded the top down it was badly damaged.

I painted it yellow and distressed it then put a dark glaze on it.

I used these knobs from Hobby Lobby they are a bit brown and tan. 

It turned out really pretty  and sold at Treasures Resale Consignment Store Roswell, Ga

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Butcher Block

We started with a huge butcher block top.  It was pretty well used.  Then we found 4 matching legs from the Habitat for Humanity Store in Atlanta.  Well we had all we needed to make an awesome island or two!

It started pretty much like this below.

 Mr. Sensible made the under part of the top with pine boards.  We made the drawer go all the way through so that you could access it from both sides.  You could also store extra long things like the large heavy duty Aluminum foil box.  Anyhow I digress......
The boards for the bottom shelf are from pallets.  Mr. Sensible made metal brackets to hold these in place.

 The next step was to get it to look somewhat like a Restoration Hardware piece.  I had a client that brought me a wonderful grey she had mixed that looked very much like the RH pieces.  I put that on then sanded the pine and the legs everything actually with really rough sandpaper 60 grit.  After that roughing up I put on the dark wax, and let it dry.  Buffed it when it was dry and added Oil Rubbed Bronze hardware to it.  Handles on both sides and hooks on both ends.

 We had so much butcher block that we made another one ;)  This one is bigger and has two drawers.

We also made the legs for this one out of 2x4's.

 Same details at the bottom with the metal brackets and the pallet wood for a shelf.  Same color scheme as well.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Double Bookcase

Here is the after of a double bookcase that I recently painted. It was not very deep making it great for a hallway. 

 Here is the before: I painted it black and then distressed it.

 Great improvement don't you think ;)

Have a great week everyone :)

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