Sometimes, everything seems to go wrong. That is how the past week went. A huge leak into our kitchen ceiling, the moving guy smashing up my drawer from my dresser, and too much sun as a kid coming back to haunt me as an adult with recurring skin cancer. Talk about paying now for past mistakes. At least my kids have learned from their mom – never sunbathe and always wear sunblock and a hat. Oh, if I could turn back time!
OK, enough of my drama. Back to The Painted Drawer! Or, this past week, The Dropped Painted Drawer. I took my lovely, bow front dresser to On A Whim this past Thursday. TJ was away and so Donna had hired another guy for the day. Um, can you say Clumsy? I was upstairs when he brought up my side table and scratched it in the process. While I was fuming and looking at that, he went back downstairs for my dresser. Big mistake letting him near it. Clumsy then picked up a drawer, carelessly dropped it and then had the nerve to tell me – smiling – that the drawer came apart downstairs. Not mentioning that he DROPPED it! Luckily, Donna (owner of shop) saw what actually happened. Her brother is a carpenter and is mending it. But seriously, when you work really hard on something, it is pretty aggravating when another person treats it so recklessly.
Deep breath, sigh…
I made a sign for my shop with a mirror and chalk paint – fun project! Really easy, too. I took a mirror and a stencil and used the chalk paint to stencil “The Painted Drawer” on it. My seven year old did the stenciling and loved it – told you it’s easy! Another really fun project this week was my little farmhouse table in milk paint. I LOVE milk paint. It is amazing to work with, a lot of fun to mix colors, and fun to add glazes onto. The one I used is the General Finishes brand. It comes pre-mixed in a small tin but it goes a long way. Not too expensive, either. They also make glazes which are a lot of fun to try. I really am so happy with my little farmhouse table. It was such a sweet little find. I am still trying to figure out my style and I think it is “french farmhouse” or something along those lines! I love the curves but also love the more rustic farmhouse look.
Oh, in good news, the curvy cabinet has sold! I really love that piece and am happy its found a new home! I also finished Kathryn’s grandmother’s desk. How gorgeous it turned out to be! I painted it in Duck Egg blue and added new crystal pulls. It absolutely transformed it. Kathryn was visiting her father in NC when I sent her pics. She told me that her father loved it. That meant so much to me because he remembers his mother using that desk to write her correspondence on. I love that! It actually turned my not-so-great week into a smile!