To be sure, I intend to keep them. I am a hopeless optimist that way.
But I let life get in the way of pursuing the things that set my soul to singing.
I shall try - again - to carve out time. I can write a little in the mornings. Right? Less social media, more
And because I am undiagnosed OCD, I shall jump right back in with a schedule that satisfies my compulsions.
I'm thinking, Makeover Monday: for furniture-refinishing frivolity.
Wordless Wednesday: just for pretty pictures. Cute stuff. Puppies.
And to round out the alliteration fun, perhaps a "Smalls Saturday": up-cycled and re-purposed and prettified small stuff. Mason jars. Wine bottles. Barnwood galore.
So with that in mind, I shall post a couple of (very poor) pictures of a wardrobe-type thingy I picked up at a yardsale. Really cute little piece.
I didn't do much repair. I left chipped veneer as it was for the most part. I cleaned it up, gave it a coat of shellac (because it looked to be mahogany and I didn't want bleed-through), and painted it. I did a custom color of Annie Sloan Antibes Green, Graphite, and Old White to get a celery-seed kind of color. I painted the upper drawer fronts in a black chalkboard paint so that the drawers could be labelled. I used adhesive spray to cover the interior of the doors with some burlap. Lastly I added some new drawer pulls. I totally cheaped out with them and got some 99 cent knobs I found at Home Depot. They're actually really cute little black metal knobs with a simple raised pattern. Finally, I distressed and waxed with AS clear wax.
I think it's just darling. Very old-timey. What do you think?
This piece is for sale at Consign-it Furniture in Kennet Square, PA.
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