Wednesday, August 5, 2009

A Girl, A Boy, & A Hutch


Between Naps on the Porch

My hubby and I recently celebrated our one month anniversary!

( Insert confetti and clapping!)

To surprise me, my hubby told me about a house down the street that was being cleaned out. The owner of the house had passed away and this man had no family so his belongings were being thrown to the curb. Being the good citizen that I am, I jumped up from my chair and drove down the street. The man cleaning out the house kindly informed me that many items were going to be sold, so if I saw something I like, just ask.

I walked through the house and saw a few things that caught my eye. (More to come about that later.) As I was walking out the door, I saw something phenomenal out of the corner of my eye. I tried to compose myself as I ran across the kitchen and asked, "How much for THAT?" The man said " I guess ten bucks is alright." ALRIGHT?!?!?!? Before my husband could blink, I handed the man ten dollars and was backing in the truck. (All while doing my "spazzy dance") So, without further adieu, here she is.

Now, despite her icky green paint and the horrible smoking habit that she once had, I knew that she had potential. She's solid wood and has her original hardware. After much trial and error (and I mean LOTS of error) this fine lady was transformed. Dear hubby sanded her and applied two coats of red paint. I then decided on the candle wax distressing technique and covered her with a coat of black flat paint and rubbed the top coat off to reveal the red in the areas that were rubbed with wax.

So, I now present to the world, my first creation.

I shall call her Tabatha.

I know that this picture doesn't do her any justice as she was an AWESOME model, but she was working with a mere amateur of a photographer who doesn't do well with full body shots, but did get some good close ups.

All she needs now is a good coat of rub on polyurethane and she will have some major gleam!!

Tabatha may not be perfect, but I think she could give the Pottery Barn models a run for their money!

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