For those of you who have “known” me for a while know that my business started out as a decorative painting/mural business. That eventually evolved into my true passion – antiques and refurbished furniture….well…and my blog and freelance writing and photography and sewing and designing… Do you know what a nightmare it is to try to classify my business? Anyway, I wanted to get out of the decorative painting only business, because I felt like everything had to have painted embellishments on it and some things just didn’t need that. I don’t know why I felt that way, but I did. I hardly even think about what extra painted detail I can add to a piece now.
For some reason…I just decided to do it on this one. I added some very simple white cherry blossom branches to just the drawers of this dresser. The pattern is subtle and casual, so the piece is still fairly neutral, but will definitely make a statement in the right room.
This piece is really old and had awesome original hardware and key hole covers.
I refinished and waxed the top, showing off the pretty oak.
…and here it is in my space at Lucketts. I’m going to start holding onto pieces for the Antique Market in May, but my space was looking a little sparce, so I brought it in. Well, it still looks a little sparce, but it will until after the fair. It’s full…just not stuffed.
Also, I had to share that the June issue of Cottages & Bungalows has come out (my parents got their copy yesterday and sent me scans) and look who’s named as a contributor. I knew it was going to happen, but it’s thrilling just the same.
You can read my latest article on how to remove rust in the June issue…well, when you want to remove rust! I know Donna will have fits over this one.
In closing, my prayers go out to all of the families devastated by the storms that raged over the last couple of days. We had high winds, tons of rain and our basement workshop flooded, but I know we only got a small taste of what other endured.
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