I have had this little hospital metal bedside table for a year. I purchased it last year with a lot of furniture at a yard sale. It had contact paper on the top that had been spray painted a few times. Needless to say it stayed. The interior was dirty and rusty in places and the knobs were wooden ones that have see much better days. I will not lie to you I put this cabinet off because wow what a lot of work to undo all that was done to it. Then it hit me I am going to try to undo all of this so that I can work twice as hard to distress it again.
The contact paper was not going any where it was stuck and sealed with two coats or more of spray paint. The knobs came off, I have been stashing a set with it to replace them, and the rubber feet were pried off. I had a set of round caps that fit in the holes of each foot problem solved. I resorted to Annie Sloan Chalk paint Coca. I needed adhesion and this paint delivers. Every time I purchase that pricey stuff I remind myself it is worth with a project like this. The interior was also an easy fix. I had some vintage sheet music and Modge Podge.
I Love the results! Nope this is not a perfect cabinet.....
However what charm! It has stood the test of time. It has been moved from storage building to storage building and luckily was not Discarded.
Mental note on the knobs....
These were purchased from Pier One . They have wonderful designs in hardware however I am not impressed with the mounting screw. It is long and hard to keep tight and runs through the ceramic knob itself.
Once I had the nut on the back of the screw close to the cabinet I applied some E6000 Glue and snugged it up. Not too tight that screw runs through the knob and too tight may break the ceramic. I then took the dremel with cutting disk and cut the excess off after the glue set overnight. I have found with the cutting disk on the dremel the cut is smooth. You can use the disk to remove any burrs. So if you accidentally run your arm across the screw reaching in it will not cut you.
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