Welcome to my new Throwback Thursday series, where we blast to the past and check out some of my favorite projects. Since I have so many new readers, I know a lot of you haven’t seen some of these pieces, so now we can all get caught up.
It’s also pretty interesting (and sometimes entertaining) to go back in time and see what me and my family had going on in our lives.
When this dresser first was posted it was two years ago, the unnamed child was 15, and at times we would butt heads. It still happens today, but at a … less volatile rate, and it’s becoming less frequent.
Anyone who has raised a teenage daughter feels my pain. You love them so much you would lay down your life for them, but through the ages of 12-15, you have to wonder if either of you will survive the journey.
For example: Here was a day that I was trying to make the unnamed child go to the gym
Me: Ready to go to the gym?
The kid: I’m not going.
Me: You have to go
The kid: I just straightened my hair today, and if I sweat I will have to redo it … and I hate working out.
Me: So did I, but if we don’t go we’re going to get fat, have a heart attack, and die. Or even worse … get cellulite
The kid: Fine I’ll go but you can’t force me to sweat.
So apparently this was not going to be a stellar workout day if she wasn’t allowed to get hot.
While there, the child walks up to me and says “That guy over there is checking you out”.
I said no, he’s not. Maybe he just thinks he knows me.
She said “No. That’s not the kind of look he’s giving you, and he needs to stop. It’s creeping me out”.
I said “Why is that creeping you out?” She said “Because you’re a mom, that’s just disgusting.”
I said “Why would he be checking me out? I have on sweats, no makeup and my hair in a bun.”
She said “I know … he must be soooo lonely”.
Nothing like spending time with your teenage daughter to boost your self esteem.
Tomorrow, good hair day or not, we are going to sweat.
Speaking of getting hot, I used a red hot color on this next project.
This was the dresser that you amazing people voted on the color, and you selected a shade I’ve never used before.
So without further ado, let me unveil your selection in this red vintage dresser redoux. I painted it with red DIY chalkpaint, distressed it and sealed it with clear wax and kept the original vintage hardware that I repainted gold. I think it came out great! How fun is this??
If I can get up the nerve this is the color I want to paint my island! I think it is the perfect red! Can you tell me what color it is? I tried reading the paint can lid but couldn’t make it out!!
And in your opinion- my island is 3′ by 9′ – do you think it is too big for a color this, well- colorful? I think I would antique it or use a glaze on it to tone it down a tad, but I sooooooo love red! Thanks and am following and subscribing!