Sunday, May 31, 2015

Love You to the Moon & Back

Believe it or not, I actually refinished this dresser in my head when I was shopping in Home Goods.

I saw this sign, "Love You to the Moon & Back" and I immediately flashed back to memories of reading this story over and over and over to my oldest son when he was little. Such a cute story!

Then I found the rug and decided the dresser would look gorgeous painted in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in French Linen. The dresser doesn't appear to be in bad shape from the front, but.....

It was a mess on the sides! Big chips of missing veneer and scratches galore!

The drawers were really nicked as well, and I had to sand down the entire top for a smooth, paintable surface. So I patched the veneer and sealed it with shellac to prevent potential "bleed through".

And here she is! Repaired, painted and glazed!

Sanding between coats of paint makes such a huge difference in the finished product!

And a couple of hours hunched over the sink scrubbing the original brass hardware so they would shine again!

I lined the drawers with a matching grey and white striped paper:

The funny thing is that when my son came home from school he immediately recognized the saying from the book and stole the sign for his own room!

Love you to the moon and back, C! (This is, of course, assuming he'll read this - odds are he won't!)

My prep partner!

On a side note, I have a ton of new unfinished inventory waiting to be adopted and made over. If you're in Southern California, check it out and see if anything piques your interest. I'd love to customize a piece just for you!

Have a great week!

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  1. Nice job Beth!! Get some BarKeepers Friend. Shines up hardware in a minute w/steel wool! I just discovered it myself.

  2. Absolutely stunning! All your hard work sure paid off!

  3. Another beauty Beth! Featured you at Be Inspired this morning. Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. Such a classic! Sharing this evening on the link party!