Tall Boy in Black

I picked this up at an auction for a mere $15,and knew it would be an easy job.
I didn't get you guys any during pics,so will just walk you through it.
I began by getting some 80 grit sandpaper to remove all the varnish,then followed it up with some 120 for a nice smooth finish.
2 of the handles were broken,which was a shame,so I took off the ones I could salvage,and have them set aside for future use.
I sanded all the drawers the same as the cabinet,and everything got 3 coats of black paint,except the top,it was too pretty so I stained it using some of my redwood stain.
I painted the insides of the drawers in a baby blue enamel,and it has a really good contrast all round.
Since the handles were no good,I went through Dave's scrap pile and found something that would fit the bill,and measured it off in 4 inch sections,then cut it using his bandsaw.
I smoothed them all off on his belt driven sander,then stained them in the redwood the same as the top.
The overall ending affect is beautiful,I couldn't be more proud of this one.
I have had a lot of positive feed back on my craft page on Face Book as well as on the local buy sell pages.


I hope this one moves quickly as I need to get onto many more projects.
Interior drawers
Not a very good photo
Here you can see the top and handles and how well they stand out from the black.
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  • Hannah V Hannah V on May 25, 2016
    Very nice!

  • Toni Hunton Toni Hunton on Jul 04, 2016
    An added note here..........the lady that bought this has also ordered 2 matching bedsides. They are almost finished now,so when they are,I will post them by themselves.

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