Thursday, October 7, 2010


This piece was a fairly straightforward makeover.  I loved it the minute I saw it, but those darn double-knobs (rather than a handle) drove me nuts from the get-go.  Does that bug anyone else?!

I had intended to stain the top and paint the bottom, but after sanding the top I discovered that the wood veneer was a mess.  So I ended up patching the veneer with wood putty and painting the whole thing.

A peek...

But here is how this piece started...
See what I mean about the double knobs?  So instead of having 8 pulls, this piece had 16 knobs.  Makes no sense to me.
I used the drawers to hold down the corners of the plastic.  It was windy this morning.  And PS ~ after I finished with this plastic, I went out & bought two 9 X 12 sturdy canvas drop cloths.  Happiness!
Primed & ready.  And yes, it is still a little dark outside at this point.
Love the color- Nutmeg by Rustoleum.  This picture really doesn't capture the true color.  It is much less mustardy in real life.
As I said, I had the whole piece done and sanded the top, only to find junk underneath the layers of finish.  So I filled in the wood, primed & painted.
It was hard to get a good picture, since this piece is still in my garage.  I'll post a good shot when I have one.  In the meantime, please feel free to drool over this fabulous hardware.

Next Up...
A table...
4 of these chairs (I know, the arm is missing).  
And 3 of these.

Eeeeewwwwww.... have I mentioned my paranoia about bed bugs?  ALL of this will be replaced.

Don't forget about the giveaway coming up when the blog reaches 200 followers (only 16 more to go)!  I've gotten some good suggestions about what to give away, so keep them coming!  All you have to do to enter is become a follower of the blog.

Thanks for coming by!  Happy Thursday!

Linking to...
Primitive & Proper's Piece of Work Wednesday
Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Feature Friday


  1. Love the hardware. Double knobs are awful, in my opinion! Can't wait to see the rest!

  2. I agree about the double knobs! But the new hardware you picked is fabulous! And I just love the curves and shape of the whole piece!

  3. I love the dining chairs. I need like 10 of those right now!

  4. kathie... great minds think alike! i did a post a while back about my pet peeve of the double knobs! what really gets me is when i see people like you and me who do it for business doing the double knobs! love the hardware and the color on this piece- it's very farmhouse chic!

  5. Great piece - love the colour!!!! And .... LOVE that hardware! Good luck on reaching 200!

  6. Those pulls are just gorgeous! Nice job!


  7. I seen your work on miss mustard seed there and had to see what you were about! i agree with you on the handles - this piece is lovely! tina

  8. What a bear of a project but I LOVE what you've done! I wig out over bugs in cushions, so I feel your pain there.

  9. beautiful color and treatment! wonderful job!

  10. Kathie! You've been busy. Bedbugs! I'm concerned too!
    thanks for linking up to catch-as-catch-can!

  11. I have chairs just like those in a storage unit. I'm going to go get them if yours turn out as good as I think they will. Thanks for sharing your great ideas.