Thanks for your encouraging and understanding words yesterday~it’s amazing what a good night’s sleep can do for the soul! And thank goodness not every day is like that, right?? It’s hard to know the right balance of whining and complaining on the blog, but trying to keep it real, so thank you.
Let’s move more into my comfort zone: dressers!
I found this one at the thrift store and loved it, but it was $150. Oh c’mon, you know I can’t stomach paying that for a thrift store dresser! I asked the cashier if they had any 50% off furniture days coming up and she thought maybe the next Friday. Oh please, please, please let it be here when I come back…
It was! Believe me, there are plenty of pieces I would have loved that didn’t make it to the 50% day, but this one was mean to be.
Probably because it was super scratched on top? It was made by Dixie furniture and has beautiful, solid dove-tailed drawers, it was just too….orange sunset for me.
I sanded the top down, cleaned it up, primed it, and then sprayed a couple of coats of heirloom white. (from rustoleum at home depot) You can see all of the junk that I’m using to put the room together on the side.! And I would *love* to find a pretty new alarm clock. I’ve had that one since I was in middle school. Is there such thing as a pretty digital alarm clock? Have you seen any?
Oh, and I have to tell you! The drawers had kind of a musty, old smell and I saw this tip on Pinterest where she suggested filling the bottom of the drawers with kitty litter, closing them, then leaving them for a week. It totally worked and absorbed most of the odor.
Master bedroom is coming along, but there have been plenty of snags. *sigh* there always are. At least in this house.