It's getting cooler here.
Fall is definitely here and I am trying to get through
all of my painting projects before the weather
turns too cold and painting
The first project was a FREE
dresser that two of my sisters picked up for me while on a walk.
Someone was giving it away.....
there might have been a reason for that.
This dresser was almost all particle board and
smelled like cat pee!!!!
The top was a scratched mess.
The metal knobs were rusting.
The drawers were super sticky
and did I mention
the cat pee?
The only good thing was the little scroll at the bottom.
(I'm really trying to see the good here.)
The smell was so bad that I bought a stain blocker and painted every inch of the drawer and body of the dresser.
I still didn't feel like that was enough so
I bought a mistint (a light grey blue)
at the store and painted it again.
Then I painted IT AGIAN in a darker grey.
I also let the whole thing bake in the sun for half a day to get rid of the kitty smell.
To get rid of the sticky drawers...
Rub that on the sliders and they were so smooth to open.
For being a piece of crap,
(sorry I have to call a spade a spade)
I think it turned out looking great.
I really wanted to do a fake bone inlay pattern
on the flat drawer fronts,
but every time I went to do it I kept hearing the words,
"lipstick on a PIG"
So I didn't.
The sweet couple who bought this loved it, and really with three coats of paint
and the cleansing power of the sun,
there was no longer any smell and I felt good
about saving this dresser from the dump.
On a little side note we finally finished our back entry.
Took out all the old lino and put down a beautiful porcelain tile and finally installed my Christmas presents.
nothing says I love you more than a front load washer and dryer.
My hubby's quite the romantic.
(and my father)
THE 70's FIREPLACE.
Don't be jealous she's quite the beauty.