Monday, April 19, 2010

How to Build a Chest of Drawers????


Okay, maybe I didn't build this set of chest of drawers, but I did have to put them together.  And I think I did quite well, if I do say so myself!

I found this uber cool piece at a local occasional sale.  Loved all the many drawers it has.  Did I say LOVE?  The only problem with it?  It had been spray painted with a thin coat of silver spray paint.  I didn't mind the silver, just didn't like the spray job.  So here's what I did.

I first sanded (excuse my language) the crap out of it.  I use a Black and Decker Mouse Sander and a medium grade sandpaper.  It allowed some of the original wood to come through.  Then I added a coat of Fiddes & Sons colored wax, this color being Rugger Brown. 


The really fun thing about this piece?  It's a stackable set!! And if for some reason I want it to become shorter, I can!

 

I feel like a kid putting together my building blocks!  I guess you're as young as you feel!


Good thing someone was smart enough to number the drawers!  They only know me too well!


On the top of one of the drawers were these instructions.


And if those weren't clear enough for me, here are some more explicit instructions.  Boy do they know me!



All complete!


I love how all the drawers have different handles.  Much more interesting than them being all the same!


With the addition of a few accessories, it all fits together just . . . perfectly!


To see more of my JUNKMARKET projects, click on the link on the side of my blog. 

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12 comments:

Nancy said...

Very, very cool! I love how it turned out!

Nancy

Embellish-Vintage Home Embellishments said...

That is one fun piece. Anything with drawers and labels I am drawn to. Great find.

Beach House Living said...

I definitely would appreciate the instructions.

littlethings1 said...

What a fabulous piece ! I love love it , so unique ! You did good!
Eunice

Marge said...

I am in awe of your carpentry skills. Great build!!! Fab finish on it, too. Gotta love anything with drawers!

Linda said...

This turned out awesome- just great project!

Gaia said...

What a unique find. Love all those drawers! Isn't Fiddes wax wonderful?

Cindy said...

Wow, that is great, and I love the signs you put on top of it! Hugs, Cindy S

Razmataz said...

Love it! Unusual and cool.

SecondhandKris said...

Awesome!!! So any time you wish to part with them...............

Denise Marie said...

wow, how cool is all that!!

kanishk said...

I love how it turned out!
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