How to Build a Chest of Drawers?

June 24th, 2017 in member junk     
CottageElements Lanette Lorsung, editor
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I found this uber cool piece at a local occasional sale.  Love all the many drawers it has.  Did I say LOVE?
The extra, extra cool part of this piece is its made up of stackable drawers.
I felt like a kid with building blocks, stacking one section at a time. 
Good thing someone was smart enough to number them for me!  I need all the help I can get!
And it even has instructions to show me how to do it.  I guess they really know me, now dont they!
And it those directions werent clear enough, how about some more explicit directions.  They are gonna make sure I do it correctly.
I loved the silver color, but didnt like how poorly it was painted.  I chose to sand it down to show some bare wood, and then sealed it with a brown colored furniture wax .  The brand I used is called Fiddes & Sons, the color Rugger Brown.
With the addition of a few accessories, it all fits together...perfectly!
I found this uber cool piece at a local occasional sale.  Love all the many drawers it has.  Did I say LOVE?

I found this uber cool piece at a local occasional sale.  Love all the many drawers it has.  Did I say LOVE?

Okay, maybe I didn't build this set of chest of drawers, but I did have to put them together.  And I think I did quite well, if I do say so myself!

Pattern or design used: My own design - Lanette of Cottage Elements
posted in: member junk, vintage, metal, wood, eclectic, furniture, industrial, funky, whimsical, fun, family room, table, contemporary, silver-metallic, paint, wax

Comments (20)

EdwardThirlwall writes: Wow, this is amazing! Now it looks so unique in terms of its vintage outlook and its design which was carefully assembled together to produce a single majestic furniture piece. For me, I would personally put together more drawers to make it higher and increase storage solutions in my living room. Posted: 11:51 pm on July 11th
gadgetsponge writes: Killer piece. So functional with all those drawers for great storage. The distressing is darn near perfect. Posted: 4:38 pm on October 26th
Funky_Junk_Donna writes: Totally drool worthy! Those authentic instructions are pretty cool too.
Posted: 3:36 am on June 27th
shabbychick writes: Lani,

Fantastic find, and it looks wonderful in your home. And, who doesn't love cabinets, chests, boxes and drawers??? One can never have too many places to "hide" one's junk! (sounding like a bit of a "hoarder"...yikes!) ha ha!

Thanks for sharing. See ya soon!

Kathy Posted: 11:20 am on April 20th
MimiToria writes: What an awesome find Lani. Love the way you sanded it down and than the final treatment totally adds to the overall appeal. Great job!
Gretchen Posted: 9:30 pm on April 19th
racers7 writes: Super Nice! I love the weathered look and the street signs look cool. Melody Posted: 4:18 pm on April 19th
MakinItHappen writes: Awesome, I must say! Posted: 12:20 pm on April 19th
JunkArchitect writes: Lani, everything about this piece is fantastic! WHAT AN INCREDIBLE FINISH!

Posted: 10:50 am on April 19th
RustyDiva writes: Yup you scored big!!! I love the patina and just the entire look! It truly took my breath away when I opened the picture. Great find! Posted: 10:29 am on April 19th
chippingcharm writes: Amazing find the new finish! I still want to come shop at your house...he-he :) Laurel Posted: 8:17 am on April 19th
CocoRae writes: I gotta agree with ya on this one hon... Uber Cool!!....Laurie
Posted: 6:56 pm on April 18th
shamrockerin writes: love the drawers paired with the old street signs- looks awesome! Posted: 2:43 pm on April 18th
Cynyth writes: Beautiful as a stand-alone; stunning with the accessories! Absolutely love it! Posted: 12:28 pm on April 18th
fellowjunker writes: Hi Lani,
What a great piece! Would so love to have this one in my craft room!
xojanis Posted: 11:49 am on April 18th
oldnews writes: How did you manage to contain yourself when you found these?? The final product is absolutely beautiful! What a score!! Your home must be an amazing place to be! Marie Posted: 11:38 am on April 18th
byabpryor writes: one word: Wow!

. Posted: 11:29 am on April 18th
OnEaglesWings writes: Lanette, how cool is this? I am crazy over can never have enough! I would love to have found this too...Ya Hoo
Susie Posted: 11:05 am on April 18th
alicemom writes: Lani,
What a lucky find and you it proud!!!!!!!
smiles, alice Posted: 10:59 am on April 18th
vanj writes: this is truley one of the coolest chests i have ever seen. hope you dont mind, i will try the wax on one i have.
thanks for all your wonderful ideas.
vanessa Posted: 10:53 am on April 18th
grannijo writes: Lanette...AWESOME!..AWESOME!....AWESOME!...what else can I say! it!...sharon Posted: 10:48 am on April 18th
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