Thursday, June 2, 2011

Latest Project and Funny Story

We are hanging out in Miramar Beach, waiting on our condo to be finished. As with most construction projects, this one has had it's challenges. We have been quite busy and I always hate when I haven't posted in awhile as I get so far behind in what I should be sharing. The latest happening though, and a husband napping, has prompted me to tell a cute thing about the above dresser. This dresser is going to house the sink in the hall bathroom. We picked it up in TN and brought it down to Florida. I, of course, brought all my stash of chalk paint, as well. This past week, on the deck of our condo, I stripped the top and stained it again with Special Walnut stain. I then painted the body of the dresser with Old White Chalk Paint and I used dark wax on top of clear wax. I did discover, when using white paint, I should mix some dark wax with the clear. I like the look better. After a lot of elbow grease I got off enough of the dark wax, where I had applied it on the side, to be to my liking. Then I started sanding to distress the piece. At first I just sanded the edges, but as I sanded, the piece just kept calling to me to sand more. The more I sanded the more I liked it.  Look at the pictures below to see the finished project. I still need to buff the top. My cute little tale is after the last picture.

When we went by the condo yesterday to check on progress, we talked to Tommy, the foreman. We took him outside to look at the piece for the bathroom. He looked at it, then at us ( me inparticular ) and said, " Are you going to paint it or anything?"....Randy and I looked at each other and grinned ear to ear. Of course I told him I had just finished painting it..
I don't think it is to his taste!
He was really cute about it though.
He told me I did a really good job if the goal was to make it look old!
He also tried to talk me into letting him pour on some kind of top...
"No, No, No, I is just how I want it!"
I will take pictures of course when it is installed to share.

Lots more projects are in the works...
Hit the jackpot at Good Will one day last week!
Yesterday I bought LoTs of drop cloths!
Hubby up so off to work some more..
I am linking up with Miss Mustard Seed Furniture Feature Friday!


Dianne said...

CeCe, Just like all your other projects, this one is beautiful. I am sure that forman ran right home and told his wife about that crazy client that painted something to make it look old! And, I'm sure his wife just grinned and didn't say a word! Hope I get to see you on your way back here. Dianne

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

I love your distressed and shabby piece- and bet it will be beautiful in it's new home! Thank you for linking up to Feathered Nest Friday :)