Walking up to the front door of the “Sold” beach house, “down the shore,” (a clue as to where I was), I knew we were too late to buy any good “finds” at the house sale. I was bummed because it was the neatest house, very old, with loads of character and charm. I knew that I had most likely missed many wonderful pieces as I could feel the memories while walking around the nearly empty house.
I walked up the wooden staircase and peered into a bedroom and there it was! A lonely old beat up dresser that wanted a new life.
I thought it might be hard convincing my fiance that this piece of furniture had potential with it’s dirty yellow stained paint and it’s contact paper top, but, I was wrong. We negotiated a price and packed it in the car.
It took several weekends to repair and paint it. I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Duck Egg Blue and Old White. I lightly distressed it and hand-waxed it with clear and dark wax. I replaced the old worn wooden knobs with new glass knobs from Hobby Lobby. I was finally finished.
Even he wants to keep it as his house. Me too!
Some more pics……….
It’s for sale……. in my head. Happy Painting, C