Monday 20 May 2013
MIA, Sorry about that.
Wow how time flies.
I've been MIA for the last couple of weeks, and I'm really sorry about that. Does it help to tell you I've been swamped here getting the cottage open, the house spring cleaned and projects going out the door weekly?
I know I know...no excuse.
I promise to make it up to all of you.
To try to make it up allow me to share something I love...my tall boy dresser.
My husband loves it too...so much so that we discussed selling it, but decided to keep this beauty.
It's a bow front dresser. Probably from the 1920's But look at how it's been abused.
Not as bad as some I've worked on...but scratches all over the place!
And dirty. OMG...dirty. It was hard to touch that without wanting to wash my hands and use bleach!
I removed the hardware which was in GREAT shape. Soaked it all in vinegar then scrubbed it all to within an inch of it's life.
I stripped the whole thing down and just didn't have the heart to paint it. So I stained it and sealed it to allow it's natural beauty shine through.
I hope you agree.
I have no clue what this wood is. But it's all hard wood (can totally tell when sanding it)
Isn't it majestic? I LOVE IT! and I'm so happy I didn't paint it. It's just perfect the way it is.