Feb 24, 2018

Bean me up Scotty

A big thank you for your help!  The black votes won and with more Bondo and a grinder, I am happy to say the bean has landed.  I thought about black knobs, but I put a lot of work into these wood ones, staining, painting, aging, chipping, sealing, so decided against that.  Using black handles on all the drawers would be too much.  Especially with the size of this handle, not the typical 4" but 7".  I wanted it larger to balance the 24" width and also to be able to hang a towel or cloth through it.  So with grinder in hand, Mark reduced the big bean to smaller beans and we are both feeling this is a much better look.  Baby bean.
 
The holes of the larger beans had to be filled and with a skinny dowel, glue, and Bondo, a fresh coat of paint covered those screw holes nicely. Even after sanding there will be some red Bondo left and I don't know if a stain will blend it.  Since we paint most all wood it's not a problem for us.
Doesn't look as bulky now does it?  And it still matches the bean towel holder.  I bought it so many years ago, probably at a shop in Volant, and haven't found another one even close. 
 
Found out that the last remaining antique market we had closed at the end of 2017.  There is nothing left around here.
 

And with the a few coats of matte polyurethane, I don't have to worry about the black finish wearing off or the iron rusting with a damp towel. 
 
DONE!  Except for the legs but with continual rain, it's hard to  do any cutting outside.  Sorry I've bored you with the bean saga but I've been using it as an excuse to not stitch and felt documenting that justified it.  Did it work?
 
Have a great weekend!!
 
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17 comments:

Robin in Virginia said...

I thought the bean sage was interesting. I like the looks of your cabinetry, Marly. Enjoy your weekend!

Heritage Hall said...

Your resolve paid off....it all looks great...

carolyn said...

Perfect!

Karen Budnick said...

Great job!

Barb said...

I really like the smaller bean. Looks great!

Janet said...

Everything looks really good..I'm sure you're happy with the results of all your hard work 😊

PatTofDE said...

And the "big bean" reduced to the "smaller bean" made all the difference. Love it! And, I was one who initially was for the painted handle. You and your hubby are a great pair. What's your trick to motivating him to do as you wish? Do you have a magic wand that works on him?

Annmarie said...

Looks GREAT - you chose correctly. LOVE IT - now time to enjoy

Truus said...

Looking good and all your hard work makes a great kitchen.
Have a great weekend
Greetings Truus from Holland

Vickie said...

Looks super! Who needs professionals anyhow?!

Frances N said...

Looks great! I would never have thought to change the shape of them! Good choice!

CathieJ said...

This looks great! Ingenuity wins.

Maggee said...

I know how much you labor at it, but you really do wonderful work, either stitching or decorating your prim house in prim furnishings. Congrats on the next great thing, to you both! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Marly, That handle looks fabulous! I never tire looking at your beautiful prim home. It's just so beautiful, you've got great taste! Cheryl

Rugs and Pugs said...

It worked just fine :)

debbie haggard said...

Love your solution! You are Brilliant !!

diamondc said...

Looking good Marly.

Blessings
Catherine

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