Hey, hey friends--this is my first post in my new house with my own Internet, yahoo! I realize having no internet for 6 weeks is a first world program, but goodness, what an inconvenience!
So...expect to hear more from me!
Do you ever just get an idea and can't wait to complete it? That is how it was with this little chest of drawers.
I have owned it for several years and have used it in my craft room, looking all sad with a broken drawer front:
Our new home came with two trash cans full of lath that was removed from the walls when our 1932 schoolhouse was made into a home. I love it because it is not too thick, sands up beautifully,and has lots of potential.
I knew it would be perfect for the drawer fronts on this piece.
After cutting the pieces the right length, I glued them onto the drawer fronts, clamping and weighing them down overnight. I did sand the drawer fronts a bit first because the paint that was on them is glossy and I wanted the glue to have something with a little more grip to adhere to.
When the glue was dry, I used the brad nail gun and put two nails in each lath piece to further secure them. I then sanded them.
I decided to leave the original paint color, but sanded it to make it a little more rustic.
I then stained all of it.
What makes it industrial? These chunky, metal handles that I added.
The reclaimed wood, the chippy paint, the metal handles...these are things that make me smile.