I showed you the first piece of furniture that Poppy and I revived and today I’ll show you how , once bitten by this refashioning bug, the hobby took on a life of its own!
A trip to the local ‘Tender Centre’ resulted in a huge outlay of $20.00 (yes that is$ 20.00) and the acquisition of two, candy pink, chests of drawers.( Remember too, that this was all before I started ‘blogging’ so I just have to use photos I can find!)
You can see by this first photo that Poppy got a head start before I thought to grab the camera:
We were excited to find such nice timber under all of that paint! It also became obvious that the drawers had once been a part of a larger piece, with large holes that had been filled on the top and one side.
Mmm – thinking,thinking…… “Take the top off and turn it over!!” The problems on the side will disappear when they are placed beside the bed!
While the drawers were in this state, I came up with another idea. ( Poor Poppy!!!) Remember what the bottom of the chest of drawers looked like? This is the side:
and this is the front:
I could ‘see’ that by losing and using the bottom drawer, we could cut out shapes to make the bottoms match and then it was just a simple process of drawing a line on the sides for Poppy to cut along! We were also able to buy the same hardware in 3 different sizes – so the large for the chest of drawers, the middle size for the bedside tables and the small for the mirror boxes – perfect!
We were feeling very chuffed with the results!! ………..and already looking for the next project……
Have you been bitten by this bug? I’d love you to share with us if you have!
Until next time
Mrs. Lucky says
That is smart and well done to you both on your yet another successful project. I haven’t been bitten by the bug yet but if we had the time, I am sure it would be something I (we? not sure there) would enjoy (possibly project managing it and making sure that Hubby does the work as I wish 🙂 ).
Thanks Mrs Lucky! I think you’ve spotted the secret – Nanny is the PM, chief thinker upperer and most appreciative and complimentary off-sider! 😉
Mrs. Lucky says