Pink has turned to lavender…

…and another dresser remake has been made and sold. This time it is lavender (or purple… I guess it depends on the shades). This one also went in a day once it was posted for sale and this time I had five people contact me about it. Unfortunately, this piece, although I love the way it turned out looking, the “bones” weren’t as nice as the first one and so I sold for less. I have learned a valuable lesson from this: never start a project with less than great quality. No matter how much effort, work, planning and care you put into it, it will never be as good as you hoped if it didn’t start out as a quality product.

So, here it is in all of its violet goodness:

I love the “ombre” style that is going on right now, and think that I could like it for a while. Don’t know how long the world will embrace this fad, but I am going to do as much of it as I can while I am enjoying it. So far, I’ve done pink, this one in lavender/violet/purple. I am debating over the next one being shades of yellow, orange, turquoise or blue. I am heavily leaning towards blue, as I think that blue would sell quickly (think baby boy’s nursery) and I love blue anyway. I also thought that black might be fun… or rather, sophisticated. Or something. Ha.

I am also working on another fun project that I am pretty sure that I am going to keep for myself. I got the idea from a Pinterest pin – I like to give credit where credit is due. It’s a dresser made to look like a stack of suitcases and immediately piqued my interest. I knew I would have to do this next.

So, I have the dresser – six drawers instead of four, so the individual “suitcases” might be thinner. But I have the fabrics and most of the hardware picked out. It is coming along nicely.

I’ve also acquired a couple of round wooden tables and some chairs, looking for something awesome to do with these. One, I am sure, will become black lacquer, I’ve always wanted to do that.

The other thing that has been on the back of my mind is doing something for someone else. One of the people that contacted me about the dresser was a woman who had a steady job but was making only a little above minimum wage and was hoping that we could work out something. I’m keeping her name and phone number and at some point, I want to make a dresser (per her request) for her step-daughter. Paying it forward, so to speak.

Anyway, thanks for stopping by and keep coming back. Expect updates on the projects. Oh and remind me to tell you about the antique sofa and side chair that I picked up. Going to try my hand at reupholstering the pieces for my master bedroom makeover. The pieces have such potential and character and the best ‘bones’ ever!

Happy Crafting Y’All!

About MacCupcake

Obviously, a big Mac fan (my first Mac was the first Mac) and mother to the most awesome kid in the world. A techno-junkie and self-proclaimed geek... I love anything and everything relating to computers. Addicted to collecting Pyrex! Also love making things and figuring out how to make or adapt existing stuff into something new! Always ready to try something new!

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