In a previous post I admitted to my possible on-line estate sale addiction
and revealed the truck load of stuff I got for $35!
Even though it was in rough shape, the one item I loved with the Mid-Century Modern 2-drawer cabinet. I picked it up for $1.50.
Well actually it was 50 cents but since I gave the other two items in the lot away for lack of space in my car, I will say it was $1.50.
Regardless, I believed she had potential and what did I have to lose?
Besides the missing veneer on the drawer, the top was very rough and the varnish was blistery.
I started to sand but decided to strip using a chemical stripper and I was very happy I did.
The walnut veneer was beautiful!
Rather than add a piece of new veneer, I used wood filler. I was planning on painting the drawers.
Once everything was prepped, I applied Walnut stain I have used for so many other projects. I just love the rich colour of walnut!
The fronts of the drawers received TWO coats of Zinsser Stain block.
I picked up two quart cans of the stuff last summer at the Habitat for Humanity store for $5 each.
They were tinted a very pale yellow. An OOPS! I suppose. The colour is so pale, even white covers it.
To give the cabinet a clean uniform look, I also painted the sides of the drawers.
Finally, all the wood surfaces received 3 coats of Varathane and the drawers received two coats of paint and one coat of varathane for some added protection.
LOOK AT THE WOOD GRAIN!
I thought of painting the pulls a darker colour but they match the cute little legs.
Now to recap the cost of this lovely piece…
I already had the primer, stain, varathane, paints and the wood filler!
Being a real Vintage piece, I think she is