Momma Hen

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A blast from the past

May 21, 2012 by momm7540
I was updating my “furniture” tab and realized a few pieces were missing from my blog. When I switched from WordPress back to Blogger I ended up losing a lot of my posts.
A couple years back While I was searching through Craigslist I saw this:
“old metal dresser” and it  intrigued my interest . The only place I’ve seen metal furniture is in Anthropology.
or Restoration Hardware
Which, I CAN NOT afford!
I clicked on the listing , immediately called the seller and marked it sold! 

I wish I could find the before picture to show you what it looked like! 

Here is a photo I found online that sort of shows what it looked like before. 

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Except mine was faux painted to look like wood grain. Anyone actually know why dressers were made from metal and made to look like wood? I would love to know! I have heard they were made in the 40′s . But, that’s all I know.

I wanted an industrial look . So, I begged and pleaded my husband to remove every square inch of paint with his grinder and he even gave it a good clear coat.
I added some glass knobs to make sure it wasn’t too masculine .
These are all old pictures and doesn’t really show how amazing this piece is.

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One Response to “A blast from the past”

  1. kristiB says:

    I think this looks better than anything from Restoration Hardware or Anthro,simply because it is vintage and you can't reproduce that. Another beautiful idea!

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