The weather has been so beautiful here lately so in between running around getting my girl ready for her trip, I decided to work on some projects.
Last week when I got the call that told me I sold the vanity, I panicked a little because I didn’t have anything ready to go. So, I did what I do when I need furniture in a hurry. I turned to craigslist and found a cute dresser for a good price in my town. Of course, what I thought would be a little sanding and a some different hardware, turned out to be a little bit more of a project.
I forgot to take a before picture, but here’s the gist. Picture black shiny paint on the top and drawer fronts. Khaki paint on the frame. Different hardware on each drawer. Oh, and the best part, 80’s butterfly and ivy leaves that were not only stuck on the top and drawer fronts, they were varnished on. Oops!
So after several hours with chemical paint stripper and my sander and a little tinted wax, here is the end result.
Tell me what you think. The look I was going for was “rustic chic.” First I thought I would paint the whole thing white, but I thought this is kinda cool. I know this look isn’t for everyone, but I like the bits and layers of paint showing.
I will be taking it to my Stars & Splendid booth soon and maybe to Farm Chicks in June if is still hasn’t sold by then.
I have a whole pile of furniture in the garage that I need to get busy working on and hopefully the weather will cooperate a while longer so I can do just that. What projects will you be working on this weekend?