It would seem I’m caught up in “themes.“
This time, it’s found in a Hudson’s Bay blanket
crossed with an Adirondack twist!
First to go—the Asian-styled base/feet and that hardware.
Then I flipped the carcass upside down and added some small Industrial wheels.
Next up—lay out the remains of my split log boards across the drawers. I did need to run a few of the boards through the table saw to get the best fit on the drawer faces. AND~I may have enough leftover end cuts -and 1 whole board- to clad a good side table/night stand!
The boards were super rough and splintery -just like on the REclad bookcase project- so I had to get the sanders out again which ruined the cool look of the raw boards.
I’ll spare you the gory details of how-where-why my initial plans fell apart—I just seemed to be having a B A D day. I waved the white flag and called the long day quits. Annoyed with myself AND project, I headed for bed problem solving instead of to sleep. I’m a problem s o l v e r.
And I came up with a solution!
It all hinged on a fellow vendor’s Hudson’s Bay blanket still being available. Alas, it was sold—but there was “another.” One that had “faded” colors? Or was it a knock-off? I put it on hold to do a little research first.
I don’t think it’s the real thing because it doesn’t have a label, but did you know that Pendleton makes a National Parks blanket look-a-like?
Also 100% wool, also very pricey.
I think that’s what my blanket is—YES, I bought it and am moving forward with my “salvation” plan.
I stripped the nasty-streaky paint off the top to discover a really beautiful wood—why would someone cover such a beautiful top?
Yes, yes—hideous ugly and getting worse with everything I tried! UNTIL NOW!
I mixed up a dingy white and started painting—everything but the top! Then I marked off what colors would go where—after I
played planned it out on the computer.
I customized each color to go with my blanket instead of the true blanket colors (which would have emphasized that it wasn’t actually a HB).
*I think someone may have put this wool blanket in the washer, fading the colors.