The leg was broken off and the top drawer was missing. The top had really deep scratches in it, in fact I finally had to use wood filler on them because I didn't want to go any deeper with the sander. I did sand the top though and it wasn't a pretty wood grain finish so I opted to paint it. I had to wood fill just about every where though. I love my Elmer's wood filler, it has just the right consistency so you can work with it for awhile and yet it also drys pretty fast too
After sanding all the places that I filled and knew it would paint up really nice, it was time to paint. I had decided on a two tone grey pallet. So I headed to Lowe's to get two of the sample size can's, just the right size for my project. I knew I wanted different knobs on it, some that were a little less decorative. I didn't want to spend much on them though, because after all this is my "1st Curbside Find". So I went to the restore and found these three, for fifty cents each. They were a shiny brass color but I sanded them and sprayed them with Rustoleum bronzed spray. This is the first time I used it (the bronzed spray) and I love it.
This has become my favorite piece that I've done so far. And I'm sure it's because no one wanted it and I saved it and turned it into something that I'm sure I will be able to find a good home for. What do you think?
Simple but elegant handles, they fit the piece so well.
I sure had fun with this one and hope I find more curb side finds. For some reason it's so gratifying to restore something that has been given up on.