Georgie’s Dresser

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July 31, 2014 by Terry

DSCN1721I know at first glance this little 3 drawer dresser looks like wood but it’s not, it’s made entirely of metal!  Sweet!  I never knew that dressers were ever made of metal.

A tiny back story about the history of this dresser…

We have a friend named George.  George is almost 90! He is a retired pilot who flew his entire life…oh the stories he has told!!!!  George never married, he was a bachelor his whole life.  In his retirement years he worked for a company called Buffalo Airways. (as seen in the reality show Ice Pilots)   He became a fixture in the company..a permanent employee if you will and everyone absolutely loves Georgie.

Well to make a long story shorter, the day came when Georgie was no longer able to work or take care of himself and the decision was made to move him to a nursing home.  This was a sad day for everyone, but Georgie is better off having moved.  He moved to a home where he already had friends living there :0)

After his move, the room he used at the company’s housing was cleaned out and this little dresser was taken to the local dumping grounds!!!  What??? Everyone thought it was junk and threw it out!  Everyone also thought it was made of wood until they actually touched it… off to the trash it went! After hearing this had happened I asked if it could please be picked out of the trash and brought home to me.  How neat is it that it is made entirely of metal!

The current status of Georgie’s dresser…

After taking off the hardware, scrubbing the whole thing down, sanding out the rusty spots, painting the whole unit and changing the color of the knobs… this is how it looks now…

IMG_2675Looking nice and fresh in Aqua and white!  I saved the manufacturer’s logo and date on the back…  1962!!!

IMG_2674I think it is funny how the logo has the word “lite” in it as this little cutie is super heavy!  I can’t believe it was almost left to rust in the dump!  I didn’t get a chance to stage it nicely … sorry!

IMG_2673IMG_2677I thought I might paint up a vintage suitcase to match when I ran out of paint…the bottom is still white in this photo… Oh well, it would’ve been cute…

IMG_2676It is no longer this color as I couldn’t get the matching paint color again to finish it off…sold out of Aqua!!!  You’ll see it in another post in it’s new color!

Loving the new look! This little dresser went from old and tired to fresh and energized!

metal dresser

Hope you have a great day!




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Thank you so much Larissa @prodigalpieces for tagging me in today's #trashure fun!  I don't know that this French chair was trash to begin with but it certainly did make its way into being a treasure indeed! This is my most recent makeover!💕#makeover #beautiful #statementpiece #upholstery #frenchchair There are 2 sides to everything and in this makeover too!  Velvety glam on the front and a modern statement in peacock feathers hugging the back!  Soooo pretty! 💕💕#thecuratorscollection #obsessed #sofine #soglam #feathers #velvet #statementpiece #beautiful #makeover #upholstery I am obsessed!! These (there are 2!) might just be the most luxurious chairs I have ever re upholstered! Gorgeous metallics mixed with luxurious fine velvets!  Wait till you see the backside of these chairs!  They will be delivered to their home tomorrow morning!  Can't wait!! #luxury #glamglow #makeover #upholstered #stunning #thecuratorscollection #soglam #sofine #obsessed Okay... here's a peek at the "during" of these two sweet chairs. They were  my client's Nana's chairs and it is my hope that Nana would be pleased with this makeover. #nanaschair #thecuratorscollection #makeover #upholstered #velvet #newlook #soglam #metallic So this is what has been keeping me busy these days... actually there are 2 of them! Without giving away what they look like now I thought I would share what the choices for fabric were first. My client chose the print for the backside and the velvet for the front side with exquisite soft pink velvet for the welting and the arms. I also gave the orange looking wood a glamorous look with some warm silver metallic paint. I hope to share with you soon! I don't want to share the reveal before the owner has had a chance to see them :). #thecuratorscollection #upholstered #makeover #velvet #soglam #mynanas Soooooo this is my current situation.... I'm on sewing machine number three in 2 days and a deadline nearing the end in 4 days! 😬 I SWEAR ITS NOT ME! Lol... hubby is trying to fix mine after bringing me home one from one of his co-worker's wife's ... how sweet is he? 💕huge shout out of gratitude to Mrs. Schafer for helping me in a pinch! 😘🌷#stressfulday #sewing #upholstery #deadlines #sweetpeople #thankyou #gratitude

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