Monday, October 26, 2009

Extreme Makeover

Hi's it going?

I have to admit I love second hand furniture, always have. In fact a lot of our furniture here at Number 10 is "pre-loved". Over the years I've searched high and low through old second hand furniture shops and op-shops to see what they had. I've bought cabinets, dressers, cupboards and drawers and given them a new life.

Well this weekend, I didn't have to look any further than my own street.
Our neighbours across the road have been having a big renovation done and have also been having a clean out of old bits and pieces they no longer want or need.
On Saturday afternoon, I noticed they'd left this chest of drawers and an old wardrobe on the nature I snaffled them up, with some help from the kids next door.
As you can see, the chest of drawers are in need of some major TLC. They're very heavy and sturdy so I plan to give them a good clean and a sand and paint them in a lovely "off-white" colour, then put some nice new knobs on them.

The old wardrobe, which is a bit hard to see here lying on its side, will also be given a clean and a good sand. It also needs the legs to be reinforced because they're a bit wobbly.

I can't wait to get stuck into them, but have to wait till MONT gets home this afternoon because they're a bit heavy and awkward for me to move at the moment.


  1. Nice finds. A little TLC and I can see new life a coming on. I am all about the recycling.

  2. Great finds, can't wait to see the "after" shots :)

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  4. Thankyou JW, Rose and Cyma. I plan to get started on the drawers this weekend....and I hope I don't find any nasties in the woodwork like little borers.

    I'll keep you updated.


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