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Dream Dresser

You know that really sad TV commercial with all the stray and lost animals looking so distraught and hopeless, while Sara McLachlan sings in the background "In the arms of an Angel..." and then a sad tear runs down your cheek? Well, that's exactly how this dressser looked at me when we first met! It said, "I know I'm missing a drawer, and have been forgotten and abused, but I still have so much love to offer!" or something like that anyway.

So I figured, a media cabinet? Then my amazing uncle offered to MAKE me a drawer! These babies are curved! He did an AMAZING job!

 And  a piece of wood was missing in between the doors so because I'm so lazy smart I measured it and realized the measuring stick was just the right width.  Ha ha. A true carpenter, I am not!

And here she is all finished!

I always paint in my garage and get quite a few people who stop and ask what I'm doing, if I sell my stuff, advice, etc.  Well, when I finished this dresser I left it on the driveway to finish drying while I worked on something else.  A lady stopped and asked what I was doing and asked some advice on selling to consignment shops and stuff.  Then, she tells me how pretty this dresser is and asked me what color I was going to paint it.  OUCH!!! I had just spent 5 hours glazing this baby!  It's always good to be humbled I guess!  I like it anyway!

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  1. Some people have no sense. The dresser is beautiful!!!

  2. are you kidding me? it is so amazing! i love that white with dark glaze look.

    about three years ago i got a sewing table thingy and i have been thinking about painting it, but i don't know what color. i think this color combo is it! the red chair i bought from you is what i use to sit and sew, so that would go together, right?

    or maybe i will hire you to paint it...:)

  3. What a gorgeous piece! You did a beautiful job. Some people just don't "get" it, like your well meaning neighbor! How awesome you were able to replace the missing drawer!

  4. Funny story! I can't believe your uncle made a new drawer! Did you really use your measuring stick??? It turned out so beautiful! Some people (lady driving by) just don't know true beauty when they see it! :)

  5. You did an amazing job!

    *become one of my newest followers to enter the giveaway for the GC to WestElm!

  6. does your uncle need another niece???? that is freaking amazing! and it turned out just beautifully!

  7. this dresser turned out beautiful... love the color.