A Labor of Love!

First of all, let me tell you that my man loves me with all his heart and shows it on a daily basis – the feeling is quite mutual I assure you!  Occasionally, though, I have to work hard to convince him that he can do what it is I need him to do and that it won’t be terribly overwhelming because I have confidence in him and his many abilities!

(And no, I am not sucking up – much!)

Enter this project…after much convincing (and maybe just a little pouting) this came home with us and we maneuvered her onto the patio out of the rain we knew was coming.  Yes, there were repairs to be made but he did them speedily as I knew he could.

before - the drawer is beside it

before – the drawer is beside it

some repairs done

some repairs done – the upright piece for the lost doors removed

(He also told me a bit later that I was right and my vision saw the potential he had missed.)  He repaired, replaced, sanded and scrubbed (I was at the shop) and then we began to paint on Saturday morning.

first coat of paint

first coat of paint

This is fabulous paint that magically appeared in my garage because I do not remember buying it – love the vintage green color!  And it was fairly old but it went on beautifully and I adore the coverage.

recycled old tongue and groove wood for shelves

recycled old tongue and groove wood for shelves

Now for the shelves!  We located some old tongue and groove he had rescued from the neighbor’s burn pile a few years ago, scrubbed, cut to fit and cleated for stability – and I said “Please don’t paint it!”

Getting it into the shop was tricky and one of the old-too-small wheels shattered so all four were replaced after a trip to the hardware store  Again, not on his list of to-dos today but he always comes thru for me.  New wheels make it actually so easy to maneuver!

And here she is in place and chock full of goodies!

done!

done!

Sharing with :  Knick of Time’s Vintage Inspiration Party #199

Elizabeth & Co’s Be Inspired Party

Anastasia Vintage’s Friday’s Furniture Fix

Beyond the picket Fence’s Reclaimed Wood Projects

Funky Junk Interiors’ Upcycled Link Party

 

Waiting for the paint to dry

took almost no time but painting this little nightstand was only slightly less quick!  After a light cleaning and a light scuff sanding, two coats of General Finishes’ Millstone were applied for a fresh new look.  The old bat-wing handle was removed, the holes filled and a much nicer knob substituted.  Great size for beside your bed with plenty of room for all those things we need to make it through the night!

~SOLD!~

Last second before picture-cleaned, scuffed, handle holes filled (and laying on her back)

Last second before picture-cleaned, scuffed, handle holes filled (and laying on her back)

After two coats of General Finishes' Millstone

After two coats of General Finishes’ Millstone

Ready for a new home!

Ready for a new home!

I love quick and easy projects – especially on hotter days.  We are still experiencing unusual temperatures for the Pacific Northwest and yes, I am still complaining-lol!

Snow White (but not the Seven Dwarfs)

This is the coolest little dresser I have found in a while!  It is Canadian in origin from Wiarton, Ontario and has lovely trim that doubles as handles.  Four deeper drawers for lots of storage and it is now painted in Snow White with the top stained with Java gel stain – both from General Finishes.

No before pictures but it was dull and brown and the detail on the handles disappeared in the brownness.

~SOLD~

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closeup of the detail on the drawer

closeup of the detail on the drawer

Fresh, clean and waiting for a new home!  Happy July, everyone!!