Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Reclaimed Dresser

Went to an auction and bought a bunch of stuff......went back and picked the "Free" pile. You know I am not above dumpster diving or free piles!  This dresser was sitting all cute and just begging for someone to love it.  I was missing the top drawer but I didn't let that stop me from stuffing into the back of my Rendezvous!

As you can see in the picture I tipped it over on its side and took my hand held jig saw to it.  I drew a line all the way around the three sides and cut it down leaving it a two drawer dresser.  I then re-attached the top with some glue and screws, all ready to prime and paint.

I decided on using a old looking grayish blue paint I had and then added a Union Jack to the top.

So if ever you see a dresser that is missing a drawer this is one alternative you may consider.

My Happy Place

I am so blessed, it seems that I am always being given things to paint and restore.  This church bench is one of those free blessings.  The owner had it in the shop for 2 years and wasn't able to sell it.  It needed some work, the legs needed extra support added and the finished was very dated.
I added some supports and some screws and then patched up my work.  Next I primed it with some bonding primer and sent it to the design team for painting. (Did I mention that is my department too).

I decided to paint the bench white and found this saying on Pinterest.  I added the birds because my happy place always has birds and trees. 
These old church benches are getting harder to find. So many were burned or discarded years past so when you are lucky or in my case blessed enough to find one you have to make the most of them.  Even though this bench was cut up, wobbly, and missing parts it still has a lot of charm left in it!   If you haven't seen my other 2 benches that I painted be sure and check those out too!