It was one of those swell days where someone sends you a furniture photo with a "you want this? come and get it" message. Not being one to turn down free furniture - especially a french provincial set no matter it's condition - I jumped in my F150 and met up with big bearded man Nate Drumhiller and his Dad who nicely loaded it all into the truck for me. I was already envisioning it with it's new gray outfit and white jewelry.
I would worry about the busted drawer when the time came....
But that drawer. It had been put in backwards, and someone had once attempted to glue the face of it back on but it looked like it was hot glue (thanks for pointing that out, Brandon!) No, hot glue doesn't hold wood on wood real well. I decided in order to make the defunct drawer to be "refunct" I was going to have to try to pick all that glue out of the dove tails and ain't nobody got time fer dat.
Since another drawer had a broken handle, I decided the two drawers would just go bye-bye and I'd turn the top into a shelf (or cubbies, whatever). I removed the middle wood piece and painted it all gray to match the outside. The using a darker shade of gray, I pulled out my well worn rabat design stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils.
I added the freshly white spray painted handles and had the finished product. I'm so happy to have finally gotten to make over a french provincial dresser of my own after drooling over them on other people's blogs for years. Thanks Nate, for thinking of me when you had a storage unit full of potential instead of tossing it in the back dumpster!!:)
Don't trash it, rescue it! :) Pin this image for later:
Stay tuned, because there were three more pieces besides this dresser!!
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