Remember when I redecorated Snuggle Bunny's room here? His room was missing a key piece of furniture. He didn't have a bedside table. Well today, I braved the snow to go pick up this little guy today. For $5.
He's a bit dusty and has all the markers of being well used, but he's incredibly well built. All wood construction. Dovetailed joinery. The drawer front is rabbeted, then dovetailed to the drawer box, not applied to a separate box.
I found this stamp on the inside of the drawer.
A quick google search shows other Kroehler MCM sidetables and nightstands going for $150-$400, but those are in mint condition and I'm not looking to make money off this little nightstand. I'm looking for a place for SB to put his "good night drink" (glass of water.)
So I have plans to give this little table a good sanding, then prime and paint it. Normally when I bring home a treasure, I immediately start in on it. This table has me a bit stymied, though. I'm not sure what to do about the handle. I originally planned to buy some new hardware or make a new handle(I was thinking maybe taking one of those little toy skateboards and epoxying it onto a flat handle,) but the drawer has one of those recessed handles that's routed into the door. What do you think I should do? Keep the handle and paint over it? Or try to remove it, fill the void with a wood patch, then paint and put a new handle on?