Friday, 27 July 2018

The Curved Tall Boy Make Over



On one of our road trips we picked up this tall boy with an interesting curved side feature and loads of drawers. It was a fairly new piece of furniture - definitely not vintage, which meant it had the advantage of metal drawer runners and with all those drawers that was a positive! It still had good construction though for a newer piece, dove tailed drawers and despite it's slightly feminine delicate look it was solidly built.





Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Filing Cabinet Conversion

When we moved into our new farmhouse the office was not finished, so I just needed some quick storage solutions.

I found a 3 drawer wooden filing cabinet online locally for $30. Although it was supposedly in good order, when it arrived home after my husband collected it from the seller it was not at all what I would call in good order. It looked acceptable and I liked the hardware on it, but it was a bit rickety, the draws didn't run properly as the runners were mostly broken, and it had from the look of the construction been a flat pack assembly joined together with less than optimal methods.

It was part wood, part chipboard and part wishful thinking!