Salutations! I’m blogging in today under sunny skies and crisp fall air. After two full days of showers and steady rain, the change is so welcome.
This was my grandma’s dresser that she used in her sewing room to store fabrics and threads, buttons and such. I spent many hours plopped down on her sewing room floor watching her sew and flipping through her encyclopedia Britannica collection. Do you remember those? Now I wish I would’ve payed closer attention to her sewing. I waffled back and forth on painting this. Mostly because I didn’t want to screw it up, but also because I was worried about distressing it in our bedroom. I was not about to lug it out to the garage—it’s so heavy!I decided to go for it. I painted it with Annie Sloan Antoinette and then lightly distressed it with a scraper (I learned about using a scraper or knife instead of sanding over at D.D.’s Cottage and Design.) I topped it off with a coat of white wax. This was such a fun project and I’m totally hooked on using a scraper for distressing. Clean up was a cinch!The color is a soft blush pink and it looks pinker or whiter as the light changes in the room. There was a time when Honey would have protested to pink of any sort in the house, especially our bedroom. He’s so chill about that kind of thing now. I could put up pink floral wallpaper and I wouldn’t hear a peep!In this last photo you can see the ceiling fan. The ceiling fan is not on the list of my most favorite things. A drippy crystal chandelier is on my wishlist for in here I think. But for now I’m just enjoying the new shade of blush pink. Happy Friday!