From Ordinary to Absolutely Terrific!

Three weeks ago, hubby and I took a quick trip to Southern Oregon and we found this in Roseburg!  Loved that it was solid wood and that the trim details were pretty much intact.  All the knobs – lovely!!!

Before:

Brown and ordinaryCleaned her up, repaired a break and hubby started painting when I took a break:

Yep, our workshop-lol!

Yep, our workshop-lol!

After two coats of Annie Sloan’s Florence and some dark wax, voila!

In all her beauty!

In all her beauty!

Florence still makes my heart sing!

She languished in the garage… ~SOLD~

for more than 5 and 1/2 years in pieces, no less!   (I took the auctioneer’s word for it that everything was in the pile!)  I could never get all the pieces together in one spot and eventually they were buried in the middle of the garage surrounded by many larger things.   Here she is today, assembled and painted in Florence chalk paint:

IMG_8855 IMG_8856 IMG_8859Turns out there was a piece of chain and one of the drawer runners missing.  And my beloved hubby can rest at night knowing I will not be reminding him of this project again!

(And those cords have got to hide!)

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Lovely Florence!

I meant to get this posted earlier but one set of pictures was at home and the furniture was in the shop and the two didn’t meet very quickly.  We went a different direction with the little cabinet so are only talking about the desk and bookcase  in this post from the Before Pictures.

 Hubby was NOT impressed with the color and it took a long while to grow on him but that didn’t stop him from pitching in and painting.  (He had faith in me!)  Here are the After Pictures and you’ll notice we did a chalkboard and chair to match.

The desk, chair and chalkboard

The bookcase

 Closeups of the desk:

He changed his tune after the dark wax!

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