5 drawer stand "Cherry Mash"

July 8th, 2010 in member junk     
BillyJo BillyJo, member
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Finally it is completed and ready for the sale next weekend.  If it doesnt sell I wont be hurt.  Cherry Mash is my favorite candy bar and I need drawers for the shop too!
To sell it on the auction block they had to use masking tape to keep it together.  It was in sad shape indeed.
Notice te sides were thin plywood.   They were loose and exposing the skeleton for the drawers,  The whole thing was light enough that a 5 year old could carry! 
The knobs were replaced I think and really were over powering for a small piece.  The top was in 3 pieces. 
They are right! You can never have enough clamps.  I may buy some more.  I used every type clamp I had.  Was really like a wood hospital for a week with all the glue up projects.
Finally it is completed and ready for the sale next weekend.  If it doesnt sell I wont be hurt.  Cherry Mash is my favorite candy bar and I need drawers for the shop too!

Finally it is completed and ready for the sale next weekend.  If it doesnt sell I wont be hurt.  Cherry Mash is my favorite candy bar and I need drawers for the shop too!


IT's Alive!!  Do yo remember this one on a previous post.  I bought for $4.00 on an auction mainly because it had drawers. The whole thing was a disaster but it had hope.  Just short of hooking it up to electricity to bring it back to life, it finally is done!  I Glued, Glued and Glued.  I replaced pieces of wood that were missing and downsized the knobs.  The sides were made of a very thin panel barely thicker than a coffee can lid.  The backs of 2 drawers were missing.  I desided it needed a happy  eye popping color so I painted it red and with brown accents.  I call it "Cherry Mash".


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, wood, cottage, furniture, organizer, country, porch, chic, brown, sunroom, red, game room

Comments (13)

byabpryor writes: Great piece BillyJo! Posted: 11:53 pm on August 13th
RustyDiva writes: LOVE the color choice! Awesome transformation! Your hard work shows. Posted: 12:07 pm on July 12th
JunkArchitect writes: I can’t believe it went from being held together with masking tape to a beautiful piece of furniture…amazing job! Great paint technique too.

Jim
Posted: 9:14 am on July 12th
BillyJo writes: I glued the sides into one piece. It has thin plywood (the plywood layers per heavy paper thin)and the layers were coming apart). Then at the base I put in 3.5 in. wood braces on the sideds that connected the front with back. I replaced a piece of the skeleton that was missing in the front. The whole piece gained weight like a preemie and now can stand on it's own to the big ones. LOL. It's getting comments already on my website. I hope that helps and saves a heart broken piece out there! Posted: 10:40 pm on July 11th
BillyJo writes: I pick up my paints 2nd hand.
I got the brown at Habitat for humanity Restore 1 Gal for $5.00
But what it says on the label it is mixed: Pratt & Lambert- Red Seal Porcelaine- interior Flat, Acrylic latex wall coating: a-5y40 E-38 h 1y44 m-1y16 Fedora (2-19). I needed a brown and it looked good!
The red was a mix for TJMAXX the label is gone. It is a Benjamin moore paint they created in 1999 and it was made in 2005. We were disposing of paint. It is a bright red that is toned down with stains or the brown paints.
I also here that our town has a paint dump site. They also give away recycled paint too. I need to go someday! Check it out. Sorry I couldnt help much Posted: 10:31 pm on July 11th
junkermidge writes: Alive -- and Kicking!! Love it! Great Color! But the best part is the transformation from what it was to what it is --Amazing! Great Work.
Midge Posted: 5:07 pm on July 11th
CottageElements writes: Great transformation. Amazing what a little paint and TLC will do!

Lani Posted: 12:19 pm on July 11th
MakinItHappen writes: Wow, very nice! What did you reinforce the sides with? Love that color! Posted: 11:11 am on July 10th
Prior writes: What a save, gorgeous color...
Those clamps do make it look like it is about to be shocked back to life!

Lezlee Posted: 3:13 pm on July 9th
oldnews writes: You are a plastic surgeon for wood! Wow! Marie Posted: 2:42 pm on July 9th
bensonstreet writes: I love this! What brand/color paint did you use? Posted: 9:36 am on July 9th
artteachergirl writes: That is a wonderful piece! The color suits it perfectly...wish you were in GA, it might have to come live at my house. Just beautiful!! Posted: 11:39 pm on July 8th
chippingcharm writes: Wow...what a transformation! Your hard work paid of...thanks for sharing! Laurel Posted: 11:04 pm on July 8th
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