Monday, August 23, 2010
Racing to Goodwill
I have been working like a crazy woman trying to get some of my projects finished. I desperately need to make more space for new treasures just waiting out there for me to discover them.
One of the projects that I just finished is a "french" inspired dresser. I have seen tons of these type of dressers all over the place lately. Magazines, blog land, TV, etc...so I had to HAVE one (and two others) when I found them at Goodwill's 1/2 day.
I am terribly embarrassed to admit that I actually raced to Goodwill to get in line before 9:00am. You'd be surprised how CRAZY that place gets on 1/2 off day. I even took my son with me so that he could run into the store and lay claim to the dressers before anyone else could (literally..lay on them if needed)
I know, I know it's sad...but a girls got to do, what a girls got to do!! But I was glad to see some friends of mine doing the same thing. Luckily we were not going for the same thing or else there could have been blood shed. She had her husband with her to do the "dirty work" for her....
We both got what we went there for and left with all of our hair and nails intact!
OK, back to the dressers...I bought three of them that day. But, so far I have only finished one. I started out by wiping down and sanding it. Then I looked through my stash of "Oops" paint. If you are not familiar with "Oops" paint, it is paint that has either been mixed wrong or returned and they mark it down. I ALWAYS check the Oops paint section of any store, before I pick out "real" paint. It is super duper cheap. $5.00 for a gallon and usually $10 for a 5 gallon bucket. I have painted almost my entire house with Oops paint. Maybe that is a good idea for a future post. Hmmm...I'll have to remember that one. Anyway, I picked out this great blue color and got to work on painting....
After the paint was dry, I glazed it. I love this technique! Then got out the sander...well you know the rest.
Here it is all finished. It is missing one drawer hardware and I need to go to the salvage yard and pick one up, I'll add that to my To-Do list...I have moved it into the house for right now, and it may stay or it may go onto Craig's List or maybe I'll sell it at my Garage/Boutique Sale who knows, but for right now I am enjoying seeing it in my entry way!
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