I am working in overdrive this week my friends. Next week I am off to Atlanta for a blogging conference, and I have about a million things to do before I go:
- I have a few furniture projects I hope to reveal later this week and next;
- I have my two “contributor posts” to finish (I have an opportunity to participate, once a month, in writing for a couple of amazing blogs);
- I have several custom pieces with looming deadlines;
- I need to create something called a media kit (a packet of All Things Restoration Redoux to hand potential sponsors I might get to speak with at next week’s conference);
- and most importantly, I have to figure out what I am going to wear while I’m in Atlanta.
Here is one thing I can cross off of my list.
One of my clients has moved into a new home, and she is working on finding some new pieces. She is the owner of the cane back chairs, and one of my all-time favorite projects, the red dresser … and now she is the owner of this black antique dresser!
Here is the before:
This was a mess. The top popped-off when we moved it. It was water stained. It had big chunks of missing paint peeling away. The drawers barely moved. And there were about 20 nail holes from previous owners attempting to secure the top.
I had to sand it down smooth, applied a bunch of wood filler, reattached the top (correctly), and straightened the drawers and sliders.
This is what it looked like after the sanding.
I painted it with four coats of black paint, painted the inside of the drawers mauve, repainted the hardware, and coated it in a clear wax.