Saturday, August 28, 2010

Look what I can do Mommy!

I've been chomping at the bit to re-finish some pieces of furniture that we have that were my grandparents. They all need some love but I started with this dresser that my dad inherited. My intention was to paint this a soft buttery color but when I sanded it down, I couldn't bring myself to cover the beautiful wood. So I went with a classic 'bring it back to it's original state' look. high-gloss and all.

Thankfully I was able to get those darn stickers off the top drawer and fix some other wood problems it had...
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I like to stain wood with a piece of cloth or a sock, which ever one I have around. This go-around I used one of Cony's socks, and even had latex gloves on underneath so that this wouldn't happen... attractive uh?
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Tah-dah!
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Another project I tackled this week...dots! I thought this would be a great way to soften the edges in our apartment and add some warmth & color. I'm tickled with how it turned out and it cost less than $20. Plus I have lots of fabric left over for another project!
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Close up. I just got a bunch of embroidery rings and had some clearance fabric cut and put it together with some fabric I already had.
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9 comments:

Tunes & Spoons said...

Meg, that is simply adorable! You are so creative! Looks great!

JustMe said...

love the dresser and your "dots" - you're so talented! I'm guessing that you probably get it from your "adoptive mom" ;-)

Love you!

Chance said...

wow! Great job!

ann said...

You are so talented, Megan!
I would just like to have one of your talents.... I mean just to share one....

Sara said...

Cute! I love those prints! I sometimes think about hanging fabric or paper that has an interesting pattern, but I've just never done it! It looks really good, though!

Jennifer said...

Love the dots! Kudos, Meg!

Tara said...

Megan, it looks great. I am totally impressed with your dresser. That kind of project takes a lot of patience!

Ashley Terry said...

Wow, that looks amazing!!! You are so talented!! The dresser is gorgeous, and I LOVE the dots!! What a great project idea :)

You're so good!!

Sara said...

very cute your so crafty!