Saturday, 28 July 2012
Busy week in our house
What a fantastic week here in Ontario :) We've had wonderful weather which included a hum dinger of a thunderstorm, which we badly needed.
And with weather like this, I've managed to finish some projects, one for our own home (for now).
Lets get right to it shall we?
I finally finished up a wash stand I started almost a month ago. The initial sanding down and painting was done, but I needed just the right hardware.
This is my "before" picture. It isn't really, but it's without hardware and the bar is missing. I took this at the cottage where I picked it up and worked on it.
How it has sweet "old" hardware
The bar is on :)
I obviously distressed it. This came out soooooo smooth. Like butter. I love that.
And of course...sweetly curved legs with original casters.
I had also picked up a sweet dresser. (yes, still doing tons of dressers )
The body was bla...but I LOVED and still love the top curves.
See what I mean? Very plain...but on casters (I'm a huge fan of casters)
Check out that top...isn't it just so pretty?
It didn't take long to pretty up..but finding the right hardware was a pain, nothing seemed to suit it.
But I prevailed and finally found something I thought was just right. Maybe not perfect...but right. :)
I started with stripping it down, then added a layer of white chalk paint as a base. I wanted that to show through along with the wood.
The top was stripped and stained. (sanded it of course)
Those key hole covers are original and the locks work. I love that...love working locks :)
Ahhhh those curves get me every time.
She came out just perfect!