Drawer Fronts Before and After
My mom and I stopped at a yard sale recently and it turned out to be a kind of estate sale. The people had brought a lot of things from "the farm" to sell. I saw some old drawers full of scrap lumber stacked up on the side of the garage and the man said they were free if I would take it all. I wasn't even sure what I was looking at in the beginning. There were cobwebs and muddy raccoon footprints on the drawers, and I was thinking that my mom would have a fit if I put that stuff in her car. But I did. I kept the drawer fronts and threw the rest of the scrap wood away when I got home. Believe me, it was scrap wood, not worth saving.
A little research revealed that the drawers were probably from a dresser, walnut, built between the 1860's and the 1880's. Just the hand carved drawer pulls sell for $29.00 each. Yikes! This is an example of what I found online:
Walnut Victorian chest of drawersFancy Carved pulls
42" w x 44" tall ~ ca. 1885
Here are my three drawer fronts before:
I wanted to paint at least one white, but I just couldn't do it to all the drawers.
It seems odd there was a lock for each drawer, not just a small jewelry drawer.
This white one is going to my daughter's house to hang above her white french doors on yellow walls.
The second drawer I did in a walnut stain.
I am joining