Thursday, September 10, 2009

Something Old, Something New ... Again!

This past weekend, I spent much of my time refinishing an old chest of drawers that my mother-in-law was giving away. Now, those who know me know that I am not a do-it-yourself kind-of-gal. But good deal coupled with a new challenge is irresistible to me.











Not bad, if I d say so myself. Redo-ing this dresser gave the kids and me a chance to redecorate their room.


Still needs a little work (two of the drawer pulls have broken off already), but I'm quite proud of my effort in giving an old piece of furniture new life.



One less object in a landfill.





6 comments:

Kay said...

I'm very impressed! It looks lovely.

Marita Siddal said...

Bravo! Always nice to see people being simultaneously thrifty and environmentally friendly . . . Something tells me, too, that a poem might be held within this experience. The layers of labor, the smooth white paint, the drawer pulls losing their hold . . .

Catherine said...

Good for you! I'm afraid that I've been rather put off attempting DYI projects because my husband is so good at it that nothing I do will meet his standards (not that he actually finishes anything, he doesn't seem to find the time...)

Kells said...

Beauty! Good work and good for you!

Writer Bug said...

Beautiful! What a nice rebirth for that dresser. :)

Jessie Carty said...

wow! i could see a side business in your future :) i tried to stain some unfinished wood furniture before and it looked AWFUL! so i'm afraid to try anything new...

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