Monday, November 22, 2010

Rough to Rustic

This little dresser was the perfect fit for a small spot in my kitchen. I felt things needed a little shaking up in my cream to beige world. And it's November and it's dull outside most days so I picked Sun-dried tomato from Sico. It might be a bit more just-ripe tomato than sun-dried but I like it! There's a rosy glow coming off the dresser and it certainly has the desired effect on the kitchen. :) 
 The rough part...


and the rustic part ...


 I haven't spruced up the wooden knobs that were on it yet. Anxious to get it ready to use I improvised with branch and twig scraps I had and I kinda like the rustic finish. It will look great for the holidays and I can change them later.

The knobs were really easy to make. Chopped the slices of birch (at a slight angle) and alder twigs on my chop saw but a pair of pruning shears and a hand saw would work. Drilled a pilot hole all the way through the twig and just to start a hole in the birch. Please use a pair of vise grips or a bench vise to hold the twigs while drilling if you try this! Slide a screw through the back of the drawer and attach the two pieces of wood to the dresser with it. If I decide to leave them on I'll do some sanding and put a coat of varnish on them so I can wipe them easily.

3 comments:

Needleit said...

Love this! Great color and the knobs have to stay they're terrific.

branch manager said...

thanks, it sure cheered the room up!

Lisa at Lil Fish Studios said...

The red is fantastic! I'm digging the knobs too. Great idea.