If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now, you know that I am hither and yon when it comes to projects. One day, I’m working on my kitchen remodel, the next day I’m spray painting chairs or lamps, the next day I’m painting signs.
Some days, I spend the entire day catching up on email. (Which I did Monday, but am totally behind again!)
I rarely plan my day or my next project. I just wing it.
This week, I finally got back to doing what I like best, which is painting furniture.
I finished this dresser last night. I’m in love! So in love that Mr. Wonderful asked if I was keeping it. The answer is “no”. I can’t keep everything!
This is my only picture of the before. I wish I had gotten a closeup because it was truly beaten up. See that wonky drawer? Fixed it!
And the mis-matched handles and knobs?
Well, they’re still not exact matches, but they’re close enough!
I gave her a good coat of ..what else? …ASCP Old White and then lightly layered on a coat of Paris Grey with a roller, so it wouldn’t get into the grooves.
And then I gave it the lightest distressing I think I have ever given a piece of furniture.
I also had to drill two new holes for the bottom handles to fit. Fortunately, the details of the handle cover the holes from the outside. Whew!
I snapped a picture of her last night as soon as a I finished….messy office and all.
See that light fixture on the top of the dresser? I bought that at the Restore for $8.00, painted it and THEN realized it’s missing the switch on the front that turns it on and off. Ugh!
I have been searching high and low for a two-arm light fixture with a mouth wide enough to hold the aqua jars so I can finally “finish” my guest bedroom. The search continues!
Back to the dresser! The cherry red spray paint I used on the handles really mask the fact that they don’t match perfectly. Right? Please say ‘yes’!
I’m really pretty happy with the way she came out…even though her drawers don’t close perfectly, I think she’s a winner!
Bye from the bungalow,