TRICKING THE EYE - map drawer dresser

One thing I've been keeping from you regarding our weekend Thrift Shop Hop
was the excellent deal one of my ladies got.

I spied this black dresser (nothing super amazing) but it had over
$70 worth of reproduction glass knobs on it.
The dresser had a price of $17.50 so I offered to add the dresser to the ever waiting list
of things to re purpose and she could take the knobs.

When I woke the next morning I walked out to see this dresser I had agreed to take on.
So simple, so boring, but it was made of plywood and solid wood, I can work with this.

All I could see was these funny divided drawers ...
I always tell ppl to work with what you got!
So I took a simple boring six drawer dresser and turned it into
a funky vintage looking map drawer chest.

All 6 drawers are completely lined with a heavy sheet music paper.
I added a dozen vintage handles with an antiqued brass finish to make it look like 12 drawers.

This is a super multifunctional piece, excellent height for a buffet,
would look fabulous as a TV console, or of course it would be great for bedroom storage.

I did work heavily on the structure, added a heavy and beautifully curving base molding,
along with a set of aluminum cabriolet legs

The legs I used on this piece are from Richelieu, product # BP560060

Sharing at:
Primitive and Proper

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THRIFT SHOP HOP INVENTORY - photo recap of the day

George came up with the idea of a thrift shop hop several weeks ago
and this past Saturday we all set out on that amaziing first adventure.

We hit a few yard sales, one of which was on a horse farm held for charity
and then on to a thrift store before stopping at a local
Vintage Market being held that day.

Here he is with the 2 ladies that road with him for the day.

Joelle is offering me ideas for something she wants.

Then off to a ReStore

by noon George was whining for lunch so the mandatory Canadian
Tim Horton's Lunch Break was made.

Once everyone was rested, refreshed and rehydrated
it was time for some major thrifting again.

Thrift Store #3

Thrift Store #4

Thrift Store #5 

Our last stop of the day was at our
Favorite Antique Dealer

By now George is goofing off so much I know he needs his nap.
Time to head home.
After 8 hours it is to be expected.

These are some of my finds for the day.

The next Hop has been scheduled for Aug 18th check out the info at:

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VENEER - rebuilding a delftware cabinet

I want to show you how I rebuild a missing area of veneer
on a newly finished antique cabinet top that has just been finished.

This is the second article of the much anticipated VENEER series.
The first article explained how to deal with edge gluing loose veneer

Below is our missing bit of veneer we are going to work on.

Start by sanding any loose bits away.

Make a nice big fat centipede of wood filler.

GENTLEY flatten out the filler, over-filling the area.

Let this harden really good, a whole day would be best.

You need it to be solid because now your going to sand it smooth.

Sand your edges as well.

Paint and you're finished.

And here is the whole cabinet once finished.

Here is a quick look at some of the new hardware available in the Etsy Shop .

There are 1000's of pieces of up-cycled hardware to choose from at 
firstfinds hardware store


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