New additions

I love vintage and antique items…especially if they are a little different then an everyday find.  I was lucky to have one of those days today.  First I took a look on the UsedOttawa site and saw this great cedar chest.

34537087_614The chest is a * WATERFALL Red Cedar GEORGIAN CHEST (Trunk) by NABCO *
NABCO or otherwise known as The North American Bent Chair Co. LTD. from Owen Sound Ontario was established in 1891 and produced this nice Red Cedar Georgian Chest. Also called a Waterfall Chest or Cedar Trunk.

I know it looks a little rough but for me it was perfect!  It meant that I could re-do it and not have any guilt.  The veneer is peeling away on the top and also on the bottom front and bottom sides.  No worries, I will just peel the rest of it off.  This will not be easy.

34537094_934The inside of this is in pristine condition so thankfully I won’t have to do anything to it.

I am going to research to try and find an easy way to remove the veneer but in the meantime if anyone has a trick please let me know.


Then I received an email from an antique dealer that I have purchased from before.  He had a few pieces that he thought I might be interested in.  I picked these 4 pieces and they get delivered tomorrow.

This is an antique mahogany gramophone.  I am really anxious to get this piece…my mind is just going in circles thinking of the different ideas I have for it.

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This next piece is an antique radio cabinet.  The two doors on the front actually open and there is no back on it so the possibilities are endless.


009Next is a vintage telephone table. I like the lines on this as it will fit in any decor.

And last but not least is this antique pine table.  I am not sure the exact size of it but I do know that I don’t want to do it in Duck Egg Blue.


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2 Responses to New additions

  1. Interesting pieces. Veneer is a pain to remove. I wouldn’t recommend removing more than you have to. You need an old iron and a wet cloth, as you heat it up the veneer will start to lift and you can push, scrape etc with a putty knife. Do it outside if you can because the shellac gives off fumes. The piece will look great painted.
    Cathy Haley

    • I had another piece I was working on and ended up sanding it. Oh my gosh that took forever and a ton of sandpaper. I had tried just a wet cloth and that didn’t do it, I will try the wet cloth and old iron on this on. The veneer on the front drawer is in good shape so I might keep that as is and remove all the rest. Thanks so much for the hint.

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