But I do when it is a handmade, homemade chest of drawers.
Notice that each drawer is a different width and the wood spacers between the drawers are different.
Each leg is slightly different.
This is how she looked.
I loved the quirkiness at first sight.
I thought I would paint it.
The old pull handles are different sizes.
I thought I would paint them.
There were at least a gajillion spider egg cases.
I swept them off into the side yard.
Chucks wanted to know why I release them into the wild instead of bundling them into the trash can.
OOPS! I may end up regretting that decision.
Luckily I like spiders.
After cleaning came the sanding.
And I thought why in the world would I ever, ever consider painting this beauty in the rough.
The top had a super thick coat of black over silver paint.
The body was tan, black, silver, and blue.
The handles were sanded to reveal pure patina.
A thorough waxing and basking in the sun.
No repairs needed.
The side after waxing.
The top after waxing.
My primitive chest - what a beauty.
Does not fit anywhere in my house.
Three neighbors measured it for their houses.
So reluctantly I took her to my booth where I hope she finds a new home to love her as she is.
I do not want to know if you paint her.
I will cry.
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