Remember the dresser that fell apart? I’m fondly calling it Humpty Dumpty. Well, it didn’t take all the king’s horses or all of the king’s men … although I think some horses of a different kind were involved … it just took handyman Ken and his clever know-how to put Humpty together again.
Yep, he’s already got it done!
As a reminder, here is how it started out. In a pile on the floor.
Somehow Ken managed to sort all the pieces and start putting them back together again.
This time it didn’t fall off the horses.
These photos of the repair process were all taken by Ken in his workshop, which is far tidier than mine.
And now, Humpty Dumpty looks like this!
This is now one solid, well functioning dresser, thanks to Ken!
Next up, a new paint job. I’m trying to decide what to do about the handles. These are obviously new replacement handles designed to look old. Should I keep them? Or replace them?
All three of the keyhole escutcheons are missing. Should I find replacements? Or leave them as is?
Should I strip and wax the top, and just paint the rest? Or paint it all?
What do you think?