Well, I am totally whipped. I have actually resorted to giving myself pep talks over the last couple of days. “Ok, Marian. Just paint this dresser. That’s all you need to do right now, then you can focus on the next thing.” I have made everyone promise to force me to get in bed early tonight. The truck is loaded (I can’t believe I filled a 17′ truck!), I’m finished with all of my “workshop” projects and my dad is grilling some hamburgers, so I didn’t have to worry about making dinner. Tomorrow we will drop everything off at Lucketts and I’ll refill my space inside. I have a few more projects left to work on Thursday and Friday…sewing pillows, making some decorations for my booth, last minute shopping, getting change, making sure my bag is packed…stuff like that. I’m hoping also to rest and watch a movie somewhere in there.
So, now it’s time to reveal the next paint color in my milk paint line…
…it is the most wonderful shade of red and I have to say I am totally in love with this color and the dresser.
Here’s the piece before…
I scored it on Craig’s List a couple of days ago. Someone had it listed for an outrageous price for a couple of weeks and then had to get rid of it before he moved. He brought the price down to a basement bargain and I jumped on it. The drawers were wonky, so my dad and husband fixed them up so they function properly.
I purchased the knobs from Hobby Lobby. I wasn’t sure I would love them for this piece when I bought them, but they were the only ones that were large enough AND had eight knobs available. They ended up being perfect.
My hobby horse was just the right accessory.
I really need more red in my house. Anyway, this piece is on the truck to take to Lucketts tomorrow.
I wanted to share one last milk paint related thing. I made an advertising chalkboard to take to the fair this weekend…
Reni’s logo and Laura’s sketched dresser work perfectly together and I’m so excited about the branding for my paint. Although I’ve been testing paints, mixing colors and selecting label and packaging options, seeing it on a chalkboard makes it seem more real. It’s just awesome and I’m so blessed.