I’m 16 weeks pregnant today! I can safely say that I am done with the “morning” sickness now. Hooray!! And I’m back with my first official project since I went down for the count around Christmas time! (Thanks to Cara for holding down the fort in my absence.)
For my first project back in the saddle, I chose to tackles this great dresser I picked up for $15 (I know!) back in December. (I’ve had lots of time to think about what I wanted to do with it with all that laying around and moaning on the couch.)
I decided to do something I’ve been wanting to for a while now… chevrons!! Chevron is the new quatrefoil didn’t you know? Or was that the new damask? I can’t keep up. All you have to know is that chevron is in the NOW people. :) Taping off the pattern was extremely tedious. It probably took me two hours of taping, no kidding.
Then, after I was all done, I check the TL facebook page and my friend NataLee from Designed to the Nines told me that she did a chevron pattern and made a cardboard template and it saved her tons of time. Now you tell me?!?!?! ;) But, really, that sounds like a killer tip, so if you attempt this kind of chevron pattern yourself, I’d give the cardboard template thing a try.
I painted it “Thistle Blue” from Martha Stewart and painted the chevrons and stripe with a hand mixed gray. The top is stained my good ol’ fave, Minwax Dark Walnut. It’s difficult to tell in the pictures, but I added some beadboard paintable wallpaper to the side panels to cover up some less-than-wonderful veneer. Since it was missing one of the original pulls, I used some knobs from my (large) stash on the top drawer, and used the original pulls on the bottom three drawers. I sprayed all the pulls with some Oil Rubbed Bronze from Krylon.
Here it is! I LOVE it!!
This pic is a better representation of the stain on the top:
So I’m feeling pretty good about my first project back in the game. Not too rusty. :) And I picked up three fantasticly french chairs the other for $15 (yes, for all 3!!!), and although upholstery usually gives me panic attacks, I’m actually pretty excited to tackle them. I have some great ideas and already bought some fabrics.
Those on top of the wardrobe/armoire, fancy desk, LARGE dresser that I have big plans for, and I’m going to be a busy, busy woman for the next few weeks. I’m going to be participating in the Junrestore Vintage Market again the first weekend of April! And this time, we are bringing the wares to Scottsdale’s Simple Farm. I’m so excited about it!! If you’re in the valley, make sure to mark your calendars and tell everyone you know. ;)
That’s it for now! Thanks for hangin’ in there while I was a sickie. :)
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