The thing is it's hard to be a genius - really hard.
Trust me, I know.
Remember last week when I showed you how to add back plates to handles for a little pizazz?
Genius, right? Even if you don't want to say it out loud - I know all of you think I'm a genius - as in a furniture painter with a huge I.Q. - or is it E.G.O. ? I get them mixed up sometimes
Then I showed you a snippet of the dresser ( as it looked then )
Well I don't know if I've ever admitted this here - but I'm lousy at covering pre-existing holes up with filler.
L.O.U.S.Y. - ( it's definitely not something someone who redoes furniture should go around admitting on her blog either ) but even Geniuses have their Achilles heel, right?
This dresser was missing a handle - and it's a very specific size as you can see ( look how close the holes are together )
So I had another genius idea - I would cover those holes up with appliques - and create holes on either side of the drawers ( mimicking the top drawer )
I painted them to go with the back plates - found some antique knobs in my stash and ended up with this look
I know, I know, you're screaming - NO - YOU ARE A GENIUS right about now !
Now on to drilling new holes in the bottom 3 drawers
I used a piece of painter's tape as a template - this may not be fully genius but you have to admit it's borderline, without a doubt.
Dancing around with a drill in my hand,
Suzan says - What does it feel like to live with a genius?
John says - immersed in his Sodoku - I wouldn't know
Poor guy - It's a hard thing to admit you live with a genius - I know that - because he's never said it - not once and we all know how many genius ideas I've had !
But sometimes the negativity affects my mojo - that's the only reason I can explain why I put the tape in the wrong place on the last drawer
And because my mind was on Quantum physics and trying to solve world peace instead of on what I was doing - I actually drilled the holes in it before I noticed.
( hey - Einstein would have done the same thing if he did furniture on the side )
Leaving this genius without a finished dresser to show you - because I'm busy doing this
Genius is a talent for producing something for which no
determinate rule can be given,
Told ya - that's me !!!
working on a dresser - hand in hand with baking a chocolate loaf for dessert - I'm not sure what
you'd call it - but it falls under the same category to say the least
Especially getting it to crack while removing it from the pan and then getting the bag to slip at just the right moment to allow an abundance of icing sugar to land on it
Have a wonderful day everyone - we're in the last stretch of February
I'm still waiting for the necklace and earrings to arrive ( from Australia ) so the giveaway can't be announced yet - so much for a Valentine's day giveaway - hope it doesn't turn into an Easter one LOL
Sorry about this - I should have ordered it much earlier than I did !
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Oh and I still think the backplates were genius
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