Anyway, I found this monstrosity of a wardrobe cabinet at ReStore for $35.00 to solve all my problems (wardrobe related ones that is). I was thrilled with my find, and brought it home, super impressed with myself, not only for the "bargain" I got, but also with the fact that I got it to fit in my car. My husband hated it. I decided that he didn't get a say in it though, because he's not the one who had to go streaking through the house every morning to put an outfit together.
The cabinet was in seriously rough shape though. Structurally it was solid as a rock, but cosmetically, it was a train wreck.
|Good, solid drawer construction with strong dove-tail joints and real wood...none of that particle board crap. The veneer was in majorly rough shape though.|
|I glued down any floppy pieces of the veneer with wood glue and used a |
|Scratches, dents, and dings all patched up|
|Drawers all patched up.|
|I used a sanding block to smooth out the dried wood filler, and wiped the dust away with a microfiber cloth so the primer would get a really good grip.|
|It came out this cool, retro-ish teal. The drawers in this cabinet are massive. So the top one is currently being used for extra shoe storage (the future plan is for them to move under the bed, but this works for now).|
|Ta-da! I purposefully didn't paint the inside of the door. It's the most amazingly beautiful wood, and it was the only piece in the entire cabinet that was still perfectly intact. I couldn't bring myself to slap paint on it.|
By the way, my husband still hates the cabinet... I think it may have something to do with the cease-streaking that took place when the finished cabinet appeared...
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