When I began working on console I realized that the top board would not sand down and stain up the way I wanted it to, so I put an antique barn board top on it. Can we talk about how much I love working with barn board??? It NEVER disappoints! I painted the case my favorite soft white (cotton whisper), and used two 19th century brass drawer pulls that I salvaged from some dresser drawers that were beyond repair. I wish I had better 'after' pictures, but I didn't get a chance before it sold.
also pictured is the 19th century chest that we'll be using in our bedroom soon. I've added feet so it's got much better height and a finished look.
|before- and with nothing wrong with it, it just needed a new fresh look.|
|with the antique brasses and barn board top. It gives it so much more 'oomph'|
|right, so I know this looks rough, but trust me- it's sooooo pretty now with the new feet, and in person the surface is soft and worn and interesting. It's one of my favorite pieces I've gotten in a while.|
|and I should mention, I have all the drawer pulls re-attached, so it's fully functional.|