Old furniture from new

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Old furniture from new

Post: # 116432Post Graye
Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:42 pm

When we moved into this house last November the previous owners left us a stack of furniture they couldn't pack up in their van to take back to the UK. Being loathe to throw it out but not really liking any of it we have busily been trying to turn it into items we can live with.

Here's OH's latest attempt. This was an Ikea modern pine chest which is now (assisted by some pine from a tired old bunk bed set, some cheap metal hinges, knobs and a lot of wax) something I really like. It's now a lovely little dresser, complete with extra distressing to the right hand door which was a result of things not quite going as planned and being given an almightly slam which split the wood. All now repaired, planed off and well waxed. Now he is working on making a strange little oak gateleg table into a coffee table, a base for another little table and a spare pairs of legs for goodness knows what at some point. He is quite determined nothing will be wasted and so far we've almost completely renovated and redecorated the whole house for about €150.
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Re: Old furniture from new

Post: # 116452Post barefootlinzi
Fri Jul 25, 2008 8:08 am

that is amazing, wish i had the carpentry skills to make something like that
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Post: # 116472Post contadina
Fri Jul 25, 2008 10:31 am

Give that man a pat on the back - it's got so much more character now. I especially like the hinges - they work really well.

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Post: # 116629Post LBR
Sat Jul 26, 2008 10:30 pm

I'm impressed. Talent, skill, creativity and it's super. Congratulations.

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Post: # 116634Post pumpy
Sat Jul 26, 2008 10:42 pm

Quality!...(love the bean slicer!!)
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Post: # 116688Post Ratty
Sun Jul 27, 2008 12:14 pm

Wow! What a brilliant transformation. Love it :mrgreen:
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Post: # 116701Post CaundleMama
Sun Jul 27, 2008 1:21 pm

thats stunning! well done to your OH!

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Sun Jul 27, 2008 3:59 pm

that's incredible, really pretty.
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Post: # 117065Post Thomzo
Tue Jul 29, 2008 9:14 pm

Wow - what a brilliant transformation.

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Post: # 117215Post mrsflibble
Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:38 pm

muchly impressed with the piece, and also the mincer you've got.
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Post: # 117264Post the.fee.fairy
Thu Jul 31, 2008 12:13 am

That's really attractive! I'm not a dresser person myself, but i can appreciate the work and effort that went into it!

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