Chess Piece Armoire – Tuesday’s Treasures

Hi All!

How are you? I hope you had a great weekend! We had a busy one thanks to all of you! Troy’s 13th River Festival was this past Saturday and the store was packed! We had a great time seeing customers and friends – new and old. Thanks to all of you who stopped by.

John and I were able to get away one a quick day trip to the 1,000 islands area of New York and we toured Boltd Castle on Heart Island. I’ve wanted to go to 1,000 islands for so long! I can see why everyone loves it so much. The water was so blue and bright, the mountains so high, the trees so green, the houses so stunning; you get the idea. Here are some pictures of our time at Botld Castle! 13502132_10154264930567152_2675805934397925714_n 13507036_10154264930657152_3252903265865097211_n 13435574_10154264930922152_1968737067282049932_n 13445646_10154264930857152_7242812862987919833_n 13501827_10154264931372152_7298320773671412388_nStunning, right??

On to furniture we go! I wanted to show you a fun makeover because it incorporates a little different style than I normally do. Usually I paint the outside of a piece of furniture and sometimes stain the drawer fronts. In this case, I wanted to mix it up a bit and paint the drawers and stain the outside.

Here’s a picture of it before: (I forgot to take one before I started prepping it – sorry)
27758884386_f0733e19f8_oThe drawer fronts and door fronts were painted with Benjamin Moore’s color Soft chinchilla 2135-50. If you’d like to see how we paint furniture, check out our How to Paint Furniture post. We filled some of the hardware holes so we could use a single knob for each drawer and door. My mom stopped by with old chess pieces from my dad. It was missing some to the set so he didn’t want it any more. I decided to make it into hardware. Here’s what you’ll need to make the hardware:
IMG_4440-1You’ll also need super glue, a drill and pliers. I drilled about 2/3 of the way through the chess piece with a drill bit that was just a tiny bit smaller than the screws so it held tightly. Then dripped super glue into the holes and screwed the hanger bolts into the holes using pliers.

The outside of the cabinet was stained a bit darker than it’s original finish.
Here are the after pictures for you:
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This piece is for sale right now and you can check out all the new furniture for sale on our website here! If you’d like to purchase it, please use our Contact Us form or stop by our store at 272 River Street, Troy, NY. I also added quite a few other new pieces to the store!

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Happy FunCycling Friends,
Sarah ;)

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