See this poor little piece of furniture below? I think it used to be called a "Highboy" before the legs were removed. Boy, it's seen a lot of living in it's day. It once had beautiful handles, drawer pulls, decorative appliques, etc.
This beautiful photo, below, was taken by Heather Bullard and represents something very similar to what my piece used to look like.
See this small latch, below? I have endless memories of squeezing it to unlatch the square doors.
They don't make cool furniture like this anymore.
Below, resin appliques I've ordered from Bella Cottage, online, for doors and drawers. I have another set of the long thin ones.
And then, I was thrilled when my sister, June, found the original pulls recently. I cleaned up the first two just a bit because I was so anxious to see how they would look.
These, below, are just some reproduction ones I hope will work after I play with them.
The reason I'm all jazzed about this project again, is because of my sweet brother, Steve. One night last week his flight arrived in town extremely late due to weather delays in Texas. So he stayed the night with us before heading home, up north. Because we don't own a router, he offered to go to Home Depot with me to pick out a piece of wood for the new top, take it home and get it all sized and routered for me. What an angel! It's a good thing you don't have to dress up for Home Depot...I look like a slob. : )
Uh Oh!!! How did this (below) get in there??? My dad took this just before we headed out to be in a Dance Festival (about two hundred years ago). I promise, we didn't dress alike any other time. Hee-hee! Looks like we were goin' for the 'Karen and Richard Carpenter look'. For you "youngins" out there......never mind. :-D Steve, you're not going to change your mind about helping, are you? I didn't think so. : )
Guess who's been playing with her scrapbooking supplies??? I'm making one for us and one for the Shoppe.
So much fun!! : ) Hope you're having a good weekend.
Christmas home tour 2017
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