. . . and eventually a coffee table too! (out of the top by adding some legs)
I don’t have a picture of the WHOLE desk; pre dis-assembly. It was a desk with matching drawer units on both sides. I brought it home and needed Michael’s help to get it out of my car.
Had to do a little ‘patching’ on the inner facing part of each side where the center drawer was connecting the two sides. (something I will have to remember to watch for in the future. Prior to this one, I had only done this to a desk with drawers on ONE side). We had to cut new tops for both of the night stand too.
Desk top that has been set aside for now. Have to find ‘just the right legs’ to make it into a table later on.
The hunt for replacement pulls is always a challenge. Old furniture and NEW pulls are not always ‘sized the same distance’ between screw holes. The ‘cup shaped’ handles are SO popular right now, AND they fit the existing holes! But I only had four of them. I could have used the four I had on one of the stands and something different on the other, but felt that I should ‘match them’ so that they might sell as a set.
You CAN fill the old holes and drill new ones, but it you are replacing a two hole pull with a one hole pull, your previous holes will still show a bit when you distress the piece. I found some gold knobs and a can of spray paint and put two knobs on two of the drawers.
Not the BEST look, but not the worst either. I COULD go out and buy all new matching knobs/pulls for the pieces I re-do, but that would really add up when determining the selling price. I feel it’s better to ‘make-do’ and sell it for a more reasonable price. The purchaser can then buy new knobs/pulls to suit their decor if needed.
All done! And ready to go to a new home from my booth at Curiosities in Beaverton. $82.00 each.