Saturday, March 24, 2012

Great dresser

This dresser was greatly neglected.  I snagged it hoping to restore the wood finish but it was way too damaged.  There was no way to fix up the outside so the original wood could shine through.  It also could barely stand on it's own and none of the drawers worked, nor did they have supports.  I completely reinforced all the drawers and have them all working great.  I also had to actually paint this project.  (And if you've seen my work, you know I normally take paint OFF wood, not put on.  However, there was no choice this time.)    This piece is for sale for $225.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Another music project

Found another old desk that looked fun to work with.  Wasn't quite sure what I was going to do with it, however.  Once I started sanding off the darker stain, a gorgeous knotty pine was revealed underneath.  I immediately knew I wanted a light stain to accent the beautiful grains and knots of the wood.

After having had so much fun with the old sheet music on the last project, I wanted to see how it would work on a lighter colored piece of furniture.  Though the desk had gorgeous grains on the top and sides, the drawers were not the nicest wood, so they were perfect to cover with the music.  Again, another to add to my favs!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

A little different project

Picked up this little beat up side table/dresser. It was in need of a little TLC. Thought I'd try something different on the drawers.

A few VERY old sheets of music, some mod podge, a little stain and this is what I ended up with!  I must say that this has been added to the list of my fav projects.