Having time off from work allows me to really indulge in my favorite activities. Sometimes to the point of saturation. I haven’t gotten there just yet, but I am getting close. I think you can tell by how the next few projects will turn out… trying some new ideas.
In the meantime, I have finished another makeover of a found piece. I absolutely love the care and design that went into furniture… you know that these pieces are churned out in a factory in China. There is care and pride in the craftsmanship of the final products.
Much as this piece. It is solid and has the beautiful ‘bump’ in the fronts of each drawer. An extra detail on the corners of the lower section. Even the hardware has a mock lock on the second drawer. Oh, and the bottom drawer’s sides and bottom was made of cedar for those winter sweaters. A nice touch.
This piece had seen better days though. I had to repair the leg and there was much sanding on the top and on various parts of the drawers. In general, the piece was cared for and it showed.
Much as the last dresser that I restored, this one too, was painted with an antique white semi-gloss paint. I just love the way it turned out. This was another piece that when done, I would love to keep myself. Makes it difficult to part with when it comes time to sell it. But then again, I wouldn’t mind keeping it, so I am hesitant to reduce the price. But the quality speaks for itself and people recognize it. Here is a before and after shot:
I had lunch today with good friends to celebrate a birthday. I made the cake, or more accurately the cupcake cake. 🙂 I went through a phase sometime ago with baking – mostly cookies and cakes – and have quite a collection of cake pans and cookie cutters. I will have to write a post soon that showcased all the cakes I made for my son’s birthdays. I think I have photos of them all.
But for Jessica, she was the recipient of a giant cupcake! The waitress at the restaurant was a good natured participant and I think we really caught the birthday girl off guard! I think she enjoyed it!
A quick post, as I have tons to still do today. But I am so thankful that you’ve stopped by!
Happy Crafting Y’All!