I spotted this little beauty while junk shopping a couple weeks ago. When I see something like this, my silly mind just starts making up stories for them. I think maybe this one might have had the same owner her whole life until she was adopted by me. Little does she know, I'm going to give her a little makeover.
I was a little sad when I first saw her because she had beautiful hardware but some of it was missing. I almost walked away. What the heck was I thinking?!?
Look at that cute little lock cover.
Luckily my friend opened the drawer and found most of the missing pieces.
Time to get to work.
I don't know what kind of wood she is made out of but she has a really coarse grain and her varnish was pealing so she really needed a good sanding.
I started with my little guy but he couldn't quit cut it.....
so it was time to bring out the big guy. I only use him when I need to do some damage.
Seriously, look at all that sawdust. I promise I did not sweep that into a pile.
She's an oldy and had quit a few cracks that I filled.
Check out this horrible battle wound.
I used wood glue and applied pressure all night. Then filled it with wood filler and sanded it down.
You can't even tell it was ever there now.......unless you look underneath
After I cleaned all the dust off I stained her with my favorite MINWAX stain. I stained her before I painted because I wanted the dark wood look under the white paint. I use to stain over my white paint but now I think it just makes it look dirty.
I gave her a couple coats of white paint.
I need to tell you about my favorite paint but that's a whole story in itself.
Then I gave her a quick sand to make her look her age
and sealed her up with Polyurethane.
I painted her hardware a blue gray color.
Then I sanded them with 220 grit sandpaper
I drenched them with the same MINWAX stain
And then wiped most of the stain off and let them dry over night.
I put her all back together and fell in LoVE. She was supposed to be for sale but I am going to find a place for her in my home.
Want a closer look?
I know this is a long post but I just have one more thing.
*This GiVEaWaY is now closed*
I have 100 followers!
I want you all to know that I appreciate you checking out my blog and I ReaLLy appreciate that you want to follow my blog. I am so excited that I decided to do a GiVEaWaY! I tried to think of something that I would really really want and this is what I came up with.
It's a $30.00 Home Depot Card
for whatever cute project you are working on.
Here’s how to enter:
1. All my followers as of now (4/3/2011- 10pm)- 2 entries (No need to enter and ThaNk YoU so much!)
2.Become a new follower- 1 entry
3. Blog about the giveaway on your blog or post this giveaway link for me- 1 entry
4. Post this giveaway on your Facebook page- 1 entry
And because I am trying to get more followers,
5. Refer a friend, they have to become a follower and then have them leave me a comment at the bottom of this post telling me that you referred them- 2 entries for both of you
You have to leave a comment on this post with your first name (or nickname). Also you need to tell me all the ways you entered so I know how many times to put you name in the drawing (just one comment per follower please). As soon as I hit the 150 follower mark, I will do the drawing at random.org.
Good Luck and EnJoY!
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