Once upon a time there were two very ugly, dark, old, dressers…
As a stay at home mom, I don’t get a lot of free time – go figure, I thought I’d be lounging around all the time!! This is especially true when you are adjusting to living abroad (where do I go to a doctor? Where do I shop for clothes or craft supplies? I’m sick of this park, where is there another one? What, the hot water is out…what do I do?), potty training and trying to clean a bigger house than you’ve ever had before! I mean, three bathrooms? Are you kidding me?
But somehow, I’ve managed to stay somewhat sane (at least to hide the insanity from the general public and my daughter) AND do a few projects in the meantime.
Project numero 1: Chest of drawers. Used to be painted dark brown with blue scriptures written on it. I sanded it by hand here in Okinawa on our porch, painted and distressed it. LOVE it now!!
Project numero 2: Chest of drawers. Used to be stained dark wood (bleh). This was my mom and dad’s old dresser that they gave to us when they upgraded. Little E had it in her room and I started stripping it in Oregon, then we moved and it was still half stripped. I finished stripping it here, hand sanded it again and painted/distressed it. LOVE it now!
Before: see? It’s so dark, you can’t even see it!
And I shall sleep happily ever after next to my dressers!