Vintage oak 40-drawer cabinet: AFTER

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    Oak 40-drawer cabinet after sanding off the green paint, using steel wool on the drawer fronts, and oiling the oak. The brass labels read: "FILES Auditor for the Post Office Dept." The drawers are 24 inches deep and have that open strip down the center where a file card holder went. Next tasks are putting a new piece of oak over the broken foot and getting the dirt and paint off the remaining pulls without removing the old patina... What I thought was an oxidized verdigris finish on the label holder pulls was light green paint and a LOT of grime!

    Dreams ☆, mundotutifruti, Vorvolaka, and 23 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. katieddidd 65 months ago | reply

      WOW, did that ever make a huge difference!


    2. B-Kay 65 months ago | reply

      Patty's husband did the transformation! Didn't he do an awesome job?!

    3. the vanity table 65 months ago | reply

      This is just perfect!! Amazing work on this wonderful piece!

    4. Marie's Shots 65 months ago | reply

      great job - love the letters

    5. C-Kay 64 months ago | reply

      I was wondering when you had the time to sand. LOL.
      It's gorgeous!!!

    6. jollypollypickins 64 months ago | reply

      I am completely in love with this piece. What a beautiful find and you did a stellar job on refreshing it.

    7. Laura Lea 64 months ago | reply

      Swoon! So many drawers! What a lot of work and love went into this!

    8. Heathermade 64 months ago | reply

      Love love love!!!

    9. shelly stamps 61 months ago | reply

      This is so dang cool! You have the BEST stuff!

    10. beancounter 61 months ago | reply

      Beautiful work. Love the complementary mirror!

    11. B-Kay 61 months ago | reply

      Thank you! I already had the mirror m(another flea market find!) Knew immediately that I would have to move it when I got the drawers!

    12. auslorri 60 months ago | reply

      Oh I LOVE this, love love love it :)

    13. southernNewfiegirl 59 months ago | reply

      Great job!! I love seeing what a gem lies underneath something quite grotty with old paint etc.. Then people wish they never got rid of it once youve refinished it!

    14. littlebeachdesigns 59 months ago | reply

      Nothing cooler than these old files.....great job!!!

    15. Anne-Miek Bibbe 49 months ago | reply

      A wonderful drawer, and a lot of hard work.

    16. lizardsally 37 months ago | reply

      Where is the before photo for this please?

    17. B-Kay 37 months ago | reply

      The before photo is just to the right of this photo (the previous picture in my photostream).

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