We picked up four sets of these metal drawers at auction recently. They were full of all kinds of screws, washers and bits of milking machines!
They’d obviously been living in a barn or shed and developed a nice coat of rust, but we knew that there was a vintage industrial gem waiting to be uncovered.
Justin set about them with fine wire wool – a very laborious, fiddly task. Each set of drawers took about 4 hours.
After the wire wool, waxing and buffing followed.
All the effort was worthwhile as they’ve come up a treat.
As you can see from the detailing, they’re actually beautifully made with folded corners and metal drawer knobs.
They’ve got a great look – and we love the finished patina & colour.
They’re very useful too, of course – perfect for all kinds of bits & pieces in a a craft room or workshop. Thinking a bit more laterally, they’ve got a very masculine look, so would be ideal for men’s jewellery or accessories – cufflinks or watches maybe.