Thursday, January 30, 2014

Damaged * Discarded * Salvaged * Refined

 

Bring it on!!

The bigger the challenge the better!

And this guy is going to be a challenge for sure!

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He has been sitting outside in a barn for who knows how many years.

Never fear!

Steve & Meg are here!

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We are talking some serious damage!

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We stripped it.

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We sanded it.

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We repaired the door.

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We also had to replace all of the drawer guides.

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And repair a few of the drawers.

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To repair/cover the damage on the sides we took a couple of oak boards we had on hand and cut them to fit.

Much Better :) 

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We chose a dark stain at first.

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But decided to lighten it up a bit so we wiped it down with some mineral spirits and applied a coat of Danish Oil.

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We also cut a piece of chalkboard for the inside of the door and trimmed it out.

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And purchased a new lock set.

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All of the original knobs were present and accounted for.

All we had to do was clean them up a little.

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And 3 weeks later………

BAM!

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Happy Thursday :)

5 comments:

  1. I'm in awe of the two of you. Seriously.

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  2. Great rescue and a testament to your patience & perseverance!

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  3. Too cool for words. I'm impressed. What a cool piece for a small bedroom or a space with no closet: a closet and dresser in one!

    Janeane
    www.designwithj9.wordpress.com

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  4. That is an amazing piece! You guys totally saved it! Just gorgeous!

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  5. In a world that is full of taking things down, and destroying, it's nice to see some rebuilding and restoration going on. I think a lot of people take for granted what they are buying when they buy a piece like this. They are paying for all the work put it to build it, as well as all the work put in to restore it. The labor hours on pieces like this must extensive. Great work!

    Jim Tracy | http://thenewoaktree.com

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