The Perfect Pair

Standard

When I was moving into my new home, I needed a new bedroom set.  I didn’t want to spend a lot of money, so I figured I would use my sorcery to bring old pieces back to life.  I don’t usually do pieces for my own home, but I was excited to start…

I had done work for a client, and she had a dresser she was looking to pass on.  I absolutely took it with me!  The problem was…I needed end tables to go with it.  Some were too short, to wide, or just ugly.  I’m not goldilocks, but I wanted them to be perfect nonetheless.  One day, on the hunt, I found two (in rough shape) matching end tables. What made it even better was the engraving that had a design similar to the dresser!  I didn’t care how ugly they were, I had to have them!

Here is the set BEFORE it had been renewed and reloved:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

You’re probably wondering- “uuummmm I am sure she could have found something better than THAT!…”  Well just you wait and see friends!  It started with sanding, it took quite some time to get the finish off, especially the end tables.  You can see how glossy the end tables were from the picture above.  Sanded and washed, I decided to engrave the wood a little more around the design that was barely peeking through.  I chose two colors- one for the base, and the other for the decorative design.  I was very satisfied with the result:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAimage-4

The dresser’s knobs were all there, but different, which is usually a problem (when you want to keep it authentic).  The bottom ones needed to be adjusted, so there were different knobs on it, but luckily the original pieces were in the drawer!  Really simple fixes- they look like door knockers and the knocker piece fell out of the holder.  Pliers and some strength fixed that real easy! Here was the final outcome! I love it, and I love how I got two separate pieces to match and become the perfect pair!

 

By: Renewed Reloved

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s