I curbed this little thing almost two years ago. It had drawers but I used them for this modular shelving unit.
So the poor little thing has been treated like dirt the whole time she’s been hanging out in the garage. She’s been used as a shelf, table and a work bench.
She did not get abused by my hands! Oh no, this is exactly what she looked like when I snatched rescued her from the curb.
After all she IS older than ME!
She had good bones!
Her top and sides are actually made up of old tongue and groove boards.
I thought she could use some bling! Oops, this doesn’t fit.
Or does it?! After a little chopping on the compound miter saw, it’s a perfect fit.
I fell in love with this chair the moment I saw it in Joey’s booth (a LONG time ago). I used the chair back to make a doggie bed. But, I kept the seat and the legs, because . . . oh my gosh! Look how cute they are!
I trimmed them down with the compound miter saw.
This is a “dry fit” to make sure the piece is going to sit right.
I know, there are two giant holes in the front. (from where the dowels/rungs fit before) I tried turning the legs around, and they just looked goofy! You’ll have to take my word for it, because I didn’t take a picture.
The back legs are also part of the chair seat. (the skirt)
I pre-drilled some pilot holes and used drywall screws to attach all four legs.
To fill the holes, left from where the dowels once were, I cut the end pieces off each of the dowels that used to be there. I put the little pieces in the holes, and filled the edges in with spackling.
The inside back was bumpy pressed board. I had a long narrow piece of bead board in my stash that I cut and used two pieces of it to cover the back.
So, I made sure when I ripped them on the table saw that they matched up. I used wood glue and some paint cans to adhere the bead board.
Then, I sanded the blue paint off. You can see I added a screw to steady up the bottom cross piece. It was a little shaky.
The bead board was not “sticking” to suit me. I removed it and used liquid nails (in a caulk tube).
Weighted it down with MORE paint cans.
I painted the picture frame trim white. Dry fitted it again, mostly to see if I was going to like the way it looks.
Here she is with a couple coats of primer. Did you notice I took out the bottom cross piece? (above where the bottom drawer used to be)
I had to use several coats because some of her ugliness was showing through.
After several coats of free Glidden paint. Last fall when they offered free quarts, I got paint from a lot of friends and family. This is Heather Grey. (Thanks Jamie)
Here’s my recent find from Joey’s booth at the Peddler’s Mall.
When I tried to attach the picture frame molding with my 18 gauge nail gun, the nails kept ricocheting out! It was scary!
After a couple of failed attempts, I put the nail gun down, and went for the trusty, never fail, gorilla glue!
Here she is! Isn’t she gorgeous? She’s perfect for a bathroom, or a guest room. I removed the handle from the basket spray painted it white. This picture is with the flash. The spot I put this is so dark, no natural light at all.
See how dark it is without the flash? 🙁
Look! There are my pretty peonies!
You like? Isn’t it a huge improvement? I wonder why I walked around her and put it off for so long!
Not sure what I'll work on next. The weather has not been cooperating, too much rain! Hopefully I will be able to get something done today.
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