Posted 5 years ago
I found this on a local market site and jumped on it. Look at all those delightful little drawers. I could put all kinds of little things in those drawers, rocks, coins. I fell under the spell. I could see it under that white paint. I learned the history of the piece from the day it left the American Cabinet Company. I even know what dentist and where. I had to bring it back. I had no idea how.
I watched You tube videos and learned from watching the masters, not the quick or cheap method by any means. I didn't have their tools but I had a gentler hand and the ability to figure it out. I had to build a foot and fix the split top. I had a chemical burn in the one cabinet and 2 layers of paint on top of shellac or varnish to remove. I did the drawers and rebuilt the few missing dividers with matching wood and restored it without removing the character and history. It is still all the original parts but for the foot and a few dividers and a corner of the trim. I video taped the entire experience. It was all worth it.