I painted a chalkboard blotter on this piece for quick notes......................
but the coolest part of this is that it's like a smaller version of a bankers desk - because you can have it
facing the entrance way of a room................so I decided to put some of the stencilling there too -
If you notice in the first photo - they had glittery rope handles - I really did want to seal the holes up and drill just one center hole - BUT - it's too freaking hot to take out any kind of tool at all - so I picked up back plates from Home Depot - 1.99 each - and handles - all were in a coppery bronze color which was quickly changed with a few sweeps of Rustoleum Metallic Silver - and instead of one large handle - I put one in each hole - not sure if it works but it's staying!
and a close up
I actually use these back plates on a lot of furniture makeovers - especially if the furniture is plain because it gives it a little bit of character..............and my all important bling - they look beautiful with glass knobs too!
God it's so hot all my keys are sticking - very difficult post to type -
Than I bought this sorry little book shelf - actually it didn't look so bad on the listing but when John brought it home I was extremely disappointed - it was a piece that had obviously been connected to other pieces because there were holes all up and down the sides -
Anyways - here it is..............
I'd already started painting it - but you get the gist of it, right?
Holes everywhere - dowels sticking out that I absolutely could not get out ( John sawed them off and I sanded them )
It looks bad in the photos? It was 10 times worse...................
I had to put wood trim on the top to hide the awfulness of the edges.................
And here it is with a lot of tlc -
Wait till you see the back - lol - just wait till you see this
Used Goo Gone to get rid of the paperwork - and then knew that just paint would not do for the back - I had to cover up all those lines of screws and holes - so again the wood trim came out -
I painted the back in Chalkboard Paint - and the wood trim white - so that even the back is now presentable
( I never paint the backs of antique furniture - because I feel I have to leave something to prove ( and honor ) it's authenticity - but this piece was a whole different ball game.
Paint colors are: French Linen - Pure White - and Provence for the stencilling - All ASCP.
John picked it up on friday - and here's a story to put my faith back into humanity - this is a set - it comes with a ladies dresser as well - and I had promised the lady who was selling them that I would pick up both pieces by friday - well friday came and we were only able to pick up the one piece - she lives far and it would have taken 2 trips and it's hot like hell - and .......................
So I regretfully sent her an email apologizing and explaining the situation - and told her she could place it back on Craigs list.
No, Suzanne - that dresser is yours - it belongs to you - so I will keep it until you are able to pick it up.
I was almost moved to tears.......................
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I should be mopping the floor
My 1929 Charmer
Homemaker on a dime
Under the table and dreaming
Making the world cuter
The Dedicated House
Our Delightful Home
Kathe with a E
Knick of Time
Not just a Housewife
The Ironstone Nest
Shades of Amber
Debbie Does Creations
The DIY Dreamer
Clean & Scentsible
In the old road
The life of Jennifer Dawn
Adorned from above
No Minimalist Here
The Shabby Creek Cottage
Primitive & Proper
The 36th Avenue
2 8 0 5
French Country Cottage
At the Picket Fence
The Charm of Home
Shabby Art Boutique
Days of chalk and chococate
My Turn for us
My Romantic Home
Chase the Star
The Shabby Nest
One More Time
Addicted to Decorating
Knick of Time