"Betty" was found on the curb of the highway...a local storage center just off the road. True prairie dove style. Storage centers are hot spots for pickin'. People always end up throwing away what they put in there anyway.
Well, Betty had some damaged corners (which Dan repaired in this photo already with wood putty and filler). She also was lined with very ugly avacado and black FLOCKED contact paper. But, she boasted beautiful hardware and a '1948' stamp on her back. Forties' furniture--- cool!
She received a good sanding, a coat of Ace primer, and several coats of paint. Then, she got her spa treatment with the orbital sander for distressing. We also had to replace the two glass knobs on the bottom cabinets. We still thought she was rather stuffy, so Dan replaced the front panel with chicken wire. He built a frame of slender wood and then stapled the wire directly to it. The frame was then inserted into the panel door and carefully nailed in.
Now she is more airy, and I honestly feel like she can breathe.
When the contact paper was peeled away she was so excited because it had stifled her for decades. She was trashed on the roadside and then she was found. This old gal has life in her, yet!!