**Btw–as I told my sassy nephew about my [satanic] red squirrel issues—5 down, at this latest count!— he went for a drink and came back with THIS. Told ya’ he was sassy!
Anyway, as soon as it got a little warmer out this morning, I headed out to finish the bottom section of my craig’s list dresser project!
Just to recap~~
I cut the dresser into 2 sections and the bottom section is becoming this bench
I cleaned it, repaired it, then primed it–
I needed to neutralize that awful, glossy, chocolatey brown to figure out a direction for this piece. Now, ordinarily, I would agree that—
—but not in a dresser, please!
I primed it white, thought about WHO this bench might be purchased or used for–and decided to go really girly-girl!
I dry-brushed an old muddy pink I concocted for a previous project, then dry-brushed white back over the top so you can see layers of color looking at it. And I didn’t have to distress it to get the layering effect! It reads really soft. I did, at the end, give a light sanding to distress a few edges!
You can also see in the pictures that I built up the sides and back with some plywood since this “dresser” will have to bear weight now as a bench.
Here it is propped together after the muddy pink dry-brushing. Yeah, needs to be more on the “white side.” OH! I forgot to show you that I padded and upholstered the top/seat from an old pillow sham!
And now after some more white dry-brushing.
And the final touches—some lace skirting!
I was still in the sewing spirit!
And, I said I decided to go Girly-Girl!
**But I have to ask—is my project “half” done, or,
because it’s the bottom third of the dresser, is my project only 1/3 done—?? ; D
**Hey, don’t forget that I’ve done this before~~~The Former Dresser!
I’m sharing this re-invention with these FABulous linky parties!