My husband however, has had plenty of projects that are keeping him busy. He seems to enjoy having a 'to-do' list and since some of his to-do's are things for me in the garden - I am a very lucky woman.
Earlier this week, he finished a project that he has been working on a long time for me.
These drawers come from a dresser that was made by my great-great grandfather, in the 1800's. He was not a furniture maker - he was a doctor in Missouri.
Now, I don't know what the original color was of the dresser, but my mother painted it orange back in the 1970's.
The dresser has seen better days and needed some wood repair and thankfully, my husband is very good at woodworking.
You can tell that my great-great grandfather wasn't a master furniture maker by looking at the simple dovetails above.
But, that makes this piece of furniture even more special to me. Because he made this dresser for his daughter (my great-grandmother) even though he didn't excel at woodworking.
Well, I am not a fan of orange and it is no longer 1970, so I couldn't wait for my husband to fix the dresser so that we could paint it.
Finally, it was time to paint. Although I had dreams of painting it a pale green or robin's egg blue - we decided on painting it a light cream color that will stand the test of time and its color trends.
|I wish that my camera had a 'skinny' button. BUT, I do have photo editing software, which allows me to crop off any parts of me that stick out too far in pictures - like my rear end ;-)|
It felt so good to cover up that bright orange paint ;-)
I could almost picture it finished at this point.
I love how it turned out.
You can see the little finials at the top of each edge and the keyholes in each drawer.
I'm not sure where its final place will be in my house, but for right now - in front of the dining room window works okay.
Do you have any old pieces of furniture?
Have you renovated it?
is it waiting for a little attention?