I know, I know…it’s not a house project. But this is probably the last furniture project I finished in 2012, and it hasn’t been shown off!
As you know, deciding we were moving to Seattle last October threw a real loop in our lives. I still had half a garage (my half) full of projects that I planned to finish for a fall boutique. Cooler heads prevailed, and I backed out of the boutique in order to concentrate on moving, and I sold most of my projects in whatever state they were in.
This little dresser was an exception. You see…it was on casters. I am such a sucker for casters.
I wasn’t really sure what I had in mind for this piece, but after I sanded it down, I decided the beautiful inlaid wood pattern on the drawers was too pretty to cover up with paint.
My biggest problem then was that I was missing a handle, I couldn’t find anything that I remotely liked that could replace it and cover the original holes. So…I didn’t. I filled in the holes as best as I could and called it “good enough.”
Sitting here, right now, I’m thinking, “Why didn’t I make new pulls out of ribbon or something??” They say hindsight’s 20/20, don’t you agree?
I didn’t have time for fancy staging for this one…just pulled it outside of my beautiful workshop (which finally got a concrete pad just a few weeks before we moved) and snapped some pictures on a cold November day.
I sold this piece the day before the movers arrived! Honestly, I wouldn’t have cared if it had had to come with me, though!