Friday 26 June 2015

My roadside find...almost finished.

Last week I went to a town wide sale. (gotta love those town wides) 

But shortly after leaving and grabbing my coffee I saw this sad sad dresser on the side of the road with a big ole sign that said FREE!

Of course I had to stop! 

The Veneer was lifting on the top and one side, it was totally missing on the other side. The front and top had been painted, and part of the far side. 
BUT it was solid. So I removed the drawers and started dragging it towards my truck. 
I'm pretty good at hauling stuff, but this sucker was heavy! And I was struggling. 
Thankfully a really nice man drove by, turned around and helped me out. Apparently he's used to it, since he father was a picker! How cool is that? 
It took up so much room and since I was closer to home than to the town wide, I decided to drop it off first. 
Hubby took one look at it and just shook his head. 
Silly man, he needs to stop that, he knows I can do "something" with it. 
And I did. 
Took all the veneer off, stripped what was left of the paint, tightened the top and sides, sanded it to within an inch of it's life then stained it. 
I wanted something unusual. 
So I took the drawers, laid them close together and laid an old lace table cloth over it. 
I've done this before and had a harsh time keeping the lace in place, so I wrapped tape around the table cloth and on the drawers. Then gently sprayed it directly from the top. 

I then painted the dresser body. Sanded it...and put a coat of stain over the whole thing again. 
She is one sweet piece now. 
Will update once I get home again (at the cottage now) There is some very sweet detailing between the legs. (that sounds bad doesn't it?) 

Super happy with how it is turning out. :) 

What have you found lately? 

Miss Mustard Seed 


  1. Gorgeous makeover Titia - love the effect of spray painting over lace. Very pretty!

  2. Great to finally find another fellow Canadian! You do beautiful work! Please come and share! I would love it if you would join in on my Making Broken Beautiful party! It starts 6:00pm (MST) this Thursday September 10 and I would love to have you join up each week!
    Smiles for a great week!

  3. Hey there! I'm a fairly regular follower, but it's been quite a while since this last post...I hope all is well...? I'm a big fan of your work, too, but as it's been a while I can't help but be curious - sorry for being nosy! :)

    1. Hi, Thank you for being so concerned. I swear I'm ok, I've been very busy and I promised myself that I would get back to blogging. You are not the only one to say something...and since it's winter, I think I will bite the bullet and just do it! Today is the day, now to pick the right project to highlight...I have soooooooo many I've done. Thank you again for reaching out :)