I stopped in one of our offices today at my "day" job (I work in healthcare marketing, if you didn't already know!) and one of my very sweet co-workers said I didn't seem like a "sawdust in the hair" kind of girl.
I realized some people know me as the girl in the impractically high heeled shoes with the designer bag she scored at Marshall's and a perfect pedicure...
...and others only know me as the girl with paint streaks randomly about her limbs, and antiquing stain in my hair~
I purchased this GINORMOUS mirror... it's hideous, and I would never have dreamed of keeping it UNTIL... I put an Old White base coat on it... Suddenly it was speaking to me.
"Wouldn't I look great in place of that tired old mirror in the living room?" it said.
Why yes, I think it just might... It's over five feet long, however... which means finding a new home for the PB iron candle holders... and possibly a new furniture item below... this is getting more involved by the minute! (did I mention I hate the paint color on the walls?? I used to love it...)
(please forgive the NON-BLOG WORTHY photo, as I'm not a blogger prone to posting gorgeous staged photos of my house... what you see is what you get, unless I'm super motivated)
I somehow convinced my sweet husband to take over painting duties on the now stripped naked table top... And I get to work on a new project...not a custom, not a repair... but a piece I can paint to my heart's desire
The handles on this White Furniture dresser are HUGE I obviously didn't have enough sanding fun today, because I chose to strip and sand the lacquer off the top of THIS piece, too...
Check out those curves! The sides are even curvy, like a Bombe style piece
The details at the bottom are carved wood...yum
and a big ol' stack of ginormous drawers...all curvy, too So what's the dilema? I want to paint it pale blue Blue sells well for me on Etsy But sits for ever at the store... hmmm...what to do... What color would YOU paint it??
I had one of "those" days today... actually, one of "those" weeks, now that I ponder it!
I'm a glass half full kind of girl so I am choosing to see it like this:
Our shipper moved up the pick up date on a custom order It was due for pick up ten days from TODAY He decided he needed to get it this week Forced us to work hard (lots of 4am nights) But now it's done
We had to drive to Sarasota to meet the freight truck so another order could make it on this month's run up north It was an hour's drive, and loading, driving, and unloading it took up our entire Saturday But we got to go to Yoder's for pie
A piece that we drove to Sarasota to deliver was damaged in transit But it's better that it happened BEFORE the customer received it
It rained all the way home But at least the furniture was dry
See, when I write it all down, it doesn't seem like anything at all!
Next week will be a better week, right? I have a lovely desk, French Bombe dresser, and Bergere chair just waiting for paint!
Why, oh why, don't my photos post in the order they were uploaded?
It's very annoying.
Remember the Million Dollar (ok, $800) desk? She's had a bit of a facelift...
I struggled with this desk...not sure why. Usually, I know exactly what I want to do with a piece. First, it was going to be red. Then white. Then aqua. No distressing. A little distressing. A LOT of distressing....ah, much better! Wax? Clear only? Dark wax?
In case you forgot, here's the "before" photo op... in typical make-over fashion, the "before" shot features an ugly background and poor lighting...
I decided to let her just "be"...and I think she's lovely.
She's still a bit rough around the edges, but that shabbiness makes her so wonderful. Wouldn't this desk be fabulous in a little beachside cottage, with lots of white, and an ocean view?
How about just an ocean view and we forget about the desk?