*I was really eager to get back to Brody’s dresser, so I worked on it much of the day. It’s taking great shape and I’m pretty happy with the outcome–considering it’s a “plastic” dresser.
What a long way to spend New Year’s Eve day.
I had spray painted the dresser black, & gave it the night to totally set up.
So today, I started with figuring out some “new hardware,” the white knobs just weren’t doin’ it for me. I found the 6 drawer pulls on a trip to the ReStore –I’m still trying out knobs for those top 2 drawers.
Next, I moved on to creating a new top from a thrift store side table–that I bought for the legs. *But held onto the top–just incase.
After figuring out the placement, I marked and cut off the excess on the chop saw.
–I’ll be using that part too–you’ll see!
The side table originally had a glass top, so I ripped a piece of ¼” plywood to fill the void.
and attached it from the bottom side of the new top.
You can also see that I glued a band of oak around the original top’s edge, just under the new top to visually tie the two together.
- I cut a frieze board, and the remaining table top to form a valance,
- added a large profile crown-cove molding,
- and clamped one of my own flea market antlers to see how the form was taking shape. Brody’s new daddy will be providing one of his own larger “trophies” for a personal touch!
I was planning on using live-edged wood for the shelves. I thought someone had secured some for me, but the bark edges were cleaned.
Is it still considered “live-edged” if the bark is gone but the edges are not properly milled–??
The boards were cut thick, which I LUV! I cut them to length, sanded them, and used two stains for some variation. I also stained parts of the rest of the hutch.