Thursday, April 26, 2012

April 26 - Dresser Update

We are finally getting around to some of the many projects on our list.
I will put some on here in the next little while.

This small chest of drawers had been in my Dad's barn for, oh, at least 40 years or so. 
And before that, I believe it lived for several years in the chicken coop . I assume at one
time that it was actually used as furniture.
I don't know how old it really is but it is solid wood
and very well made. They don't make 'em like they
used to.

The top had obviously been replaced at some point.
Several of the knobs were broken or gone and I am pretty
sure that that is petrified chicken poop on the front.
So, of course, I had to have it.

And here it is now with it's new lease on life.
My husband sanded it down and painted it with
hard wearing porch paint. I found new handles
in the discount bin at Home Depot.

And, just like that - something old is new again.
We are happy with the way it turned out.
What do you think? Did we fix it or wreck it?

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special


Amy Burzese said...

Ah, red! It looks great!

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Lila said...

Oooh, pretty! I love red furniture, it really pops in an otherwise ordinary room.