Sunday, June 3, 2012

Before & After

So sadly, there was no need to celebrate all weekend, although faltering at the semi- finals is not to be ashamed of, ensuring we'll have a high ranking next year!

Our first winter weekend was another lovely quiet one. I spent 3 hours cleaning, sorting & tidying the loft storage space.

Yesterday afternoon we tackled something we'd been putting off for 3 months. Pulling apart and reassembling the myrtle wardrobe. It has sat accusingly in the breezeway. While we got up the bravery to do it. The guy at lifestyle furniture doubted it could be done. He said it would be glued. It would crack if we tried to pull it apart. He recommended a furniture maker tackle it.
But I couldn't sell it. Or even give it away. We debated it. But neither of us were very enthusiastic. Until yesterday. We started unscrewing. Removed the doors. Then pulled the boards off the back. Then prised the frame off the bottom then sliced through the glue holding the top on. We actually cut through several dowels before we realized so then went more carefully. We removed the top (not without a few what are we doing moments). We then tried to move the U shaped frame in. But nope. Then I accidentally flexed my end the wrong way and it came off cleanly with all the dowels in tact. A miracle. So we took the other end off. It took us just over 4 hours to pull it apart.
This morning we put it back together in the spare room, in just a little over 2 hours. It looks magnificent. We do feel a little guilty for ruining the original workmanship, but I desperately wanted to keep it. The spare room looks very posh now. Best of all the breezeway has returned to it's original spartan state. A good weekend after all.

5 comments:

Edwina said...

I've been enjoying the progress on Instagram. Good work, it's a beautiful wardrobe.

Jo said...

good job, it looks great in its new home

My Secret Rooms said...

It is an amazing piece of furniture - so well done, of the two of you! :-D

Rowantree Design said...

Great craftmanship on the wardrobe, sadly you missed first and the food......oh hum, next year! Xx. Check out Bill Graingers root vege soup, yum! X

Allana said...

Just reading the posts I've missed and spotted this - yay!! So glad it worked out so well, and it does look amazing in it's proper place! Well done for having a go :)

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