Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Primitive Green Dresser

     This is one of my very favorite things in the shop right now.  It started out not so hot but it only takes a few simple changes to make furniture lovable again.
     I had to fix a broken drawer front (easy) first. Then,  I got a little crazy with my sanding block.  I've been blessed with a little space of my own toward the rear of the shop.  Customers can usually find me painting or decorating birdhouses here.  It is not a space to strip furniture or plug in an actual sander so I have do things the hard way sometimes or I don't find time to do it.
     After sanding, I had to go through my pile of mushroom knobs, but wouldn't you know, I have two ice cream buckets full of these wooden knobs, and , of course, none of them worked.  To be fair, most are in various colors and only a few are unpainted.  I had pictured pecan stained knobs to compliment the green color but I had to move on.  I've been hording these crystal knobs for some unseen future project but I am coming to the realization that I have to start living in the now.  There are always going to be projects and I can't be saving something for a what-if? situation that could happen six months from now, or not at all.  So I picked out the crappiest, not because I had parting issues but because I thought the paint spattered ones and the ones with chips would be a more perfect fit. 
     Out on the floor yesterday, sold today.  As I am writing this blog (I haven't even added the pictures yet) I knew it wouldn't last long.  It was the first thing people went to as they came in the door.  Finally, I had the cutest young couple come up all excited saying they had to have it.  These are the times when parting with my favorites makes it OK, when you can see that they love it as much as you do!


  1. love the outcome! Just the right amount of distressing...looks fantastic.

  2. Hi Rusty Bucket, What a cute name. Thanks for your kind words on my blog... Isn't doing what you love fun!!! It makes working that much easier.. Thanks for the before and after. Some people need to see the diamond in the ruff to really see how amazing pieces can turn out. Hugs Chrisy

  3. Love the transformation. It looks great!

  4. your furniture pieces are gorgeous! i have a lot of family in wisconsin and have to stop by next time i'm in town to visit! love your blog!

  5. This is such a handsome piece of furniture with a lot of character! Your pieces are so beautiful!

    Thanks for visiting my site and leaving a comment! Have a great rest of the week!

  6. that is super cute!!

    thanks for stopping by and for your bell pepper suggestions...i never thought about adding olives but i love that idea!

  7. I must have that green dresser. I love lurve looooove it. Now can I make monthly payments of $5.oo? Oh I'm sorry this isn't 1940, lo that it were! Well I'll be dreaming of it and the time when I can buy it. I'm sure it will sell faster than I can save up for it. Bon chance!

  8. Gosh I feel silly, I only saw the dresser and zipped down to comments so I could say I wanted it, not seeing that it already sold, well it's no surprise!


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