Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Meet Blondie, the dresser

Meet Blondie.

Blondie had enough of the years showing and decided it was time for a tune up.

Now she is proud to show up to the weekly ham and bean dinner at the local Elks club.  She shows off her newly painted hardware to anyone who will listen.

Blondie had a lot going for her, with 11 drawers, an enclosed jewelry keeper, and wheels to make moving much easier.  She just needed a little refreshing.  After sanding it down, I added a very diluted paint to the drawers and top, then wiped them off, creating a "blonde" look to the wood.

I would have loved to use all the hardware, but there was some missing and replacements were no where to be found.  So I decided to make some rope pulls for the bottom drawers, adding some beachy quality to my Blondie.

She is for sale at Robin's Egg in Milford, NH if you have room for her in your home.

Thanks for reading,

Monday, April 7, 2014

Meet Sunny, the dresser

Meet Sunny.

She has a beautiful design, but began to show her true colors as I went to move her into the garage.

And I had some damaged veneer that I had to take care of.

But she wanted to shine.  Like the sun.

Sunny tackles life.  She wakes in the morning to half an hour of meditation, enjoys fresh fruit and cottage cheese before her daily yoga class.

She reads every book that her book club prescribes and has the full discography of Peter, Paul & Mary.  She is just a ray of sunshine in your otherwise rainy day.

This piece was picked up by a customer and I was given the opportunity to brighten her up.  I stripped and stained the top and all doors, as well as the side wood panels.  The customer really wanted to keep the wood top, and since I wasn't sure what I would get under the veneer, I just added some wood filler and stained it along with the top (forgot to take a photo of the repair).

I made my own chalk paint and distressed lightly so the super cool trim could pop.  I also painted the hardware using this technique.

Sunny is going to be used in a nursery . . . . the perfect spot to brighten your day.

Thanks for reading and may your day be sunny,