When I went to pick this little guy up from a CL ad, I didn't think it was quite
this small!! People must have been tiny a century ago! I believe this is an
old commode dresser or something. I thought it would look cute in a baby's room.
Upon closer inspection, the drawers had been quite the meal for some termites.
I was able to salvage all but one of the back panels.
The drawer bottoms were too far gone. I went to the lumber yard (I love walking around there!)
and grabbed a 4X8 sheet of ply-birch to use as the bottoms. Removed the old ones,
traced them on the new sheet and used the jigsaw to cut them out.
Slid the new ones in, re-glued the dovetail joints and put a few nails in the back to hold them. Easy.
It's amazing how much more secure just re-gluing the joints makes the drawers. This was the one
back piece that I had to replace.
I also replaced the the bottom piece to the cubby. All the wood inside got a good sanding.
I use the same method that I use on the boards on my beachy subway art. Everything was sanded and distressed before I started the wording. I couldn't find the right orange, so I used a combo of what I had.
I drew the letters in pencil, after measuring and getting everything even, and then went back over them in the paint.
I had already painted this cubby before I decided to use the quote. This was
"inspiration as you work"!
Is this the cutest fabric?????!!! I love these colors! Already had this material. It goes perfectly!
I only had two of the milk blue glass knobs. I used rub n buff in silver leaf for the others I found in my stash!
There was a gap in back so I added this back piece. I'm assuming there used to be a mirror that I obviously didn't get.
Maybe this can also double as a changing spot????
So Kathryn over at Kat's Kalamities suggested I use the broken door to make a hanger or sign.
What a cool idea!!! Thats what I did. I repaired the broken part, took the same fabric I used
in the drawers and mod podged to the middle section. Used the same paint. I have to reapply the hinges. I thought I would string a pretty ribbon or rope through the hinge holes so it can
hang on the wall!!!