Overhauled Long Drawer Dresser with Vintage Yardsticks and Original 1930s Coca-Cola Factory Blueprints

June 17th, 2015 in member junk     
gadgetsponge Brian Carlisle, contributor
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I was dying to make another blueprint themed piece of furniture.  My grandmother had this piece for a while and I always knew it would be perfect for this theme.  I didn't dare tell her because, as grandmothers do, she would've had me take it home right then instead of continuing to enjoy it herself.  She passed away at the first of the year and an estate sale is very soon so I decided to breathe new life into the piece of furniture.  

I used original 1930s Coca-Cola factory blueprints on top along with some vintage yardsticks that I routed out a home for on top so there would be a completely flat surface on top.  I ran some original old stock metal furniture trim around the top perimeter.  The rest is some TLC in the paint and distressing department along with replacing the handles for a more streamlined appearance.


Pattern or design used: My own design - Brian of GadgetSponge.com
posted in: member junk, vintage, wood, furniture, industrial, blue, paint, architectural, distressed, blueprints, prints, shutters

Comments (5)

CreepinJen writes: Very sorry about the loss of your Grandmother. I'm sure she would have been very impressed with the transformation of this piece. The metal trim and hardware add to the industrial vibe. Beautiful work.
Posted: 2:08 pm on June 23rd
CountryDesignStyle writes: A very cherished piece! Posted: 1:42 pm on June 20th
linda_choate writes: This is absolutely gorgeous! Posted: 6:45 am on June 20th
MakinItHappen writes: This is so clever and original. I love the blueprints and the inlaid yardsticks, too. Fabo! Posted: 8:55 pm on June 17th
Junkernier writes: Beautiful piece! Color's gorgeous and the blueprints really "top" it off! And I absolutely love the inlaid yard sticks. I think I have to try that myself! Posted: 5:00 pm on June 17th
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