Monday, August 17, 2009

Drawers makover, before and after


I found this old teak chest of drawers for nothing at my local flea market this summer. I really don't like painting over teak wood, as I love the color of it, but this one had so much surface damage that painting was the only remedy. The top plate was replaced by some nasty chip wood, so that needed covering. I was initially going to cover it with a special oil cloth, but tried out this self-adhesive fake rosewood instead. So, what you see here might not be the end result, but it will do for now.

8 comments:

Francesca said...

oh yes yes yes! very special.

John said...

Wow! I love this so much, the red and white looks spectacular!

Biba said...

It looks stunning! The top works really well and i love it against the red and white. So cool, i'm inspired!

Otelie said...

The colours really works together! I love it!

Eden Rose said...

Looks amazing!!! I hope to do something really special with my sideboard when i get some time, yours looks great so i cant wait. x

Conversation Pieces said...

Oh fab! What a great transformation! Very jealous ;)

The Cottage Cheese said...

Very cool makeover! I think the top looks cool. Very 60's. Great piece!

My grandfather was an amazing carpenter and made the most beautiful modern furniture pieces in the 1950's (from maple) and 1960's (from walnut). He put faux wood tops on the buffets to protect them from heat and moisture. They look really cool like this, very 60's.

Dee Beale said...

Never have much luck myself finding furniture, but this is gorgeous! lucky you.