News flash! I have gone back to work and am officially off the rosters of the unemployed. Yay! But boo, that means I have less time for making beautiful things 😦
I spent last weekend trying to get everything finished up that had been started and I got a big dent in the list. I now have five pieces listed for sale and have decided that with the money I earn from their sales is going to be used for something extravagant for me. To celebrate. That, or for a new air conditioning unit for the house. Which one do you think will win out? It can’t stay cold and snowy like this forever!
Just a quick show of the “before & after”s of what I finished over the weekend. Here is one of the pink dressers on the kitchen island “during”:
And this is the other one (and some of the other’s drawers) in the entry way:
And here are the results:
To shake things up a bit (a very teeny bit), I also finished a dresser in yellows:
I particularly like this one for some reason, it just seems so light-hearted and fun, like it won’t ever take itself too seriously.
The Kid, who has been helping me all along, decided to give the ombré a shot on his own. I did help and guide him through the process, but in the end, he did most of the work. I am seriously impressed with the results. We started with what I was calling “the really ugly dresser”, so to see the results is really astonishing.
Here is the before:
The person who owned it had tried to do something with it, taking off the mock plastic pieces of trim and gluing on what appeared to be wallpaper onto two drawers. We actually had to make a second trip back to get the fifth drawer, it looked much like the top two drawers. But the cabinet was in decent shape, so it was just a matter of removing everything, adding a new front to each drawer and after much sanding, wood fill and glue, we had a pretty awesome piece of furniture. He then gave it the standard black and four shades of gray to the drawers, our favorite Deep Space black to the cabinet. The crowning touch was some beautiful black onyx drawer pulls. And viola!:
A little side-by-side comparison:
Wow! What a difference, huh?
I also finished this little gem… it had been almost done for a while, just waiting to put the final touches and handles and get it ready:
You might notice that I have two of the drawers out of order…. I didn’t notice that until I had the photos taken and the pictures uploaded. So you will have to use your imagination to see them in the correct order.
Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it) I couldn’t resist and picked up two more pieces to re-do. I guess I just can’t quit cold turkey! So, even though my days are now filled with a steady nine-to-five, I will have things waiting for my weekend. Yay!
Thanks for dropping by as always, stick around, one or two more posts and I hit my 100 milestone! Must do something really big!
And remember to keep making beautiful things!