Those of you who follow this blog will know that I am fond of saving wooden furniture from ending up in landfill ...... Look what I found in the garage of my parents-in-law when we had the dubious task of clearing the house and garage prior to sale.
As usual... I forgot to take a complete "before photo" - this photo shows the top and sides beginning to be sanded.
I hate sanding - lucky for me my husband did the "lion share" this time.
Everyone looked at me as if I had bought the ticket to the "funny farm" when I put my hand up and said "I'll have it!!" Even my husband. He said that this cupboard was always in the back of the garage - holding tools, paints and poisons.... he cannot remember it even being in the house first!
To be honest - I noticed the beautiful drawer handles first..... and then I was in love. I am particularly fond of ornate handles and such.
You could tell it has been exposed to many years of cold winters and hot summers.... the wood had split in a number of areas and needed filling.
Sanded and cleaned ready for stain and varnish. We gave up on the split and wobbly top - and my husband replaced the top entirely.
I love the invention of a combined stain and varnish!!
We deliberately did not sand off everything - I like the look of some background left behind ....
YAY!! All finished and in situ in my office.
I gotta say - I am so in love with this piece.
And I love that I have somewhere to put my mosaic supplies and my sewing machine and toolbox!