The left door is broken, as you can see. It actually looks like it has been fixed before, but the side panel of wood has separated from the rest of the door. My plan is to strip everything first and then see what I'm really up against later before I figure out how to fix it.
Now all I need to do is strip the LAYERS of paint! You really can't tell from most of these pictures, but the paint is really.... gunky? You know that look when someone has painted a piece of furniture... and painted it.... and painted it! I am interested to see what I come up with once the paint is removed!
First things first! Take it apart and remove all the hardware! The drawer pulls and door knobs came off no problem! The hinges.... well... first, who puts hinges on with nails??? Who?? (screws people, screws.)
Second, who's idea was the two and half inch nail????? Seriously? I tell ya, I've pulled a few nails out of wood in my day, but this was almost more than I could manage. The nature of the project and the size/surface area I had to work with mad pulling these buggers out nearly impossible!
More to come! Any ideas on how to paint it/finish it when I'm done? Comment below!