I Can’t Keep Up!

So we all know I am terrible at keeping up with what I do, vs posting it on the blog, right? Today was a total example of how behind I am, we sold a vanity dresser on craigslist that I refinished for Emmie’s room last summer, and I still have as of yet to post about it here……. what the heck me? cathgrace, this is your memo to get your booty in gear! I even used the pictures I took of the dresser last year to put it on craigslist, so there isn’t even a photo shoot excuse. We have sold the turquoise dresser that I did for her room, and now the purple vanity dresser, because they were too big and low, with not enough storage, and I have refinished a tall boy style dresser for her that has a smaller footprint than both pieces, but with much more storage – the motto of the day being think up in the new apartment, not out!

Anyway, I’m going to add it now, even though I don’t own it anymore, so there lazy self, you got it up at some point anyway!

Here are the before pictures, we got this piece at an estate sale for $45, It was really old, probably early 1900s?

After sanding, and spray painting the whole thing purple, I sanded back all the edges, added gold paint to some details, and then wiped stain over everything.

sorry about the weird corners cut of this picture, you could see both of our cars’ licence  plates in the background of this one!

The insides of the drawers were pretty yucky, so I cleaned them out, stained the outsides of the drawers, and then sprayed the insides with a fresh lemon sherbet color so they felt fresh and clean.

So anyway, there it is! Hopefully the new owners will like it now that we don’t have it anymore!!!

Maybe I’ll manage to share Emmie’s new ORANGE dresser before we get rid of it down the road (no plans in the immediate future to get rid of it, but you never know how long it will take me! I have photo’s of it already taken, but apparently that doesn’t mean anything!)

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  4 comments for “I Can’t Keep Up!

  1. Mr.CG
    May 1, 2012 at 1:41 am

    I like the post, but would hardly call it lazy that you didn’t post because you are so busy moving on to the next project you don’t slow down to blog about the finished ones–you don’t even slow down long enough to take pictures on most of the stuff. Like always, great work Cath.

  2. May 5, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    I know there are people out there that would be horrified by this color, but I like it! I love color. don’t understand why some are afraid to use it. It’s just paint! Anyhoo, I really like the color. Pretty sure no one else in the country has an antique dresser in this color! Good choice on the gold on the hardware. Perfect combo!

    • May 7, 2012 at 12:28 am

      I’ve never understood a fear of color either! I wouldn’t put this in a living room, but she is a 9 year-old girl and I can see her loving the bright colors from now until well into her early college years!

  3. May 8, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Gotta love a girl who uses color!

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