Well we did it again. Yep, bought another wardrobe, This one we found on Craigslist in a near by town last fall.
When we went to take it apart we discovered the drawers were already numbered. I love their numbering system.
The blacksmith had to do some gluing.
I believe we had it in 14 pieces. After using denatured alcohol to clean it, we sealed all the wood, inside and out with polyurethane, 3 coats!
Look at those chunky feet! I love those.
See the knobs? Yep same ones; just a little steel wool and a buffing wheel brought the brass back to life.
Now #8 is finished. Will there be more? Not until I find more room for one. Or one I just can't live without. I blogged about the others before, but I'll review them briefly again.
#1 We got this in 1993 from a local church convent. It holds my collection of Noah's ark collectibles. We never refinished it. It is made mostly of pine. When the blacksmith was in school, the nuns sold candy from it during recess.
#3 I bought this one in Fulton, Missouri October 2009. It is dated October 1918 on the back!
#2 We drove a long way to Cape Girardeau, Missouri for this one. We bought it in pieces and it was black. The blacksmith made the bonnet for it. It was a real complete makeover.
#5 This one I bought locally, and brought it home just in this condition. Beautiful oak with a written history card included!
#6 This one lived just about 3 miles down the road from us. We knew the owner and bought it at her estate sale. This is the before shot.
This is the after shot.
#7 This one is beautiful oak again! Love that wood and those massive feet too! It came from nearby our house, maybe 10 miles away. It was another Craigslist buy. Since this picture, I found a mirror that looks probably identical to what was originally on it. A resell it shop find for $10. We also replaced the drawer pulls and door pull with white ceramic knobs.
Well that's all 8 of our wardrobes. Until next time . . .