Monday, September 21, 2015

A Breath of Fresh Air

I've just had a great long weekend - Thursday to Monday off. Usually when I take time off from work I'm driving, jetting or going somewhere to spend my days off. This time, I elected to spend time off to do a few projects that needed to get accomplished around here.

First on the agenda was repainting a shelf that I've had for a long time. It has morphed through a few colours throughout the years. 

Feels good to finally have this one finished and up on the wall again. The plate on the left was part of my great Grandmother's china pattern and the plate on the right was a gift. I've always like the picture on that plate.

I've also spent time doing up windows, getting my garage door fixed and doing general running around that needed to be done but I'm sure you don't want to hear about that.

The major reason for staying home was to work on my old dresser that needed an update. Our neighbours from a few years back gave me this dresser. At the time it was covered in stickers and had major nicks and carvings in it but I loved it and it definitely had potential.

The hardware was old and dated. It was missing one of the knobs and one was broken so I knew I would have to update those.

They were kind of cool but not the look I was going for.

Here's the drawers once I sanded them down.

First coat of paint.

And finally the finished project and I am tickled.

Drawers and body-
Paint used: Fusion Mineral Paint
Colour: Inglenook Ocean

Top - 
Stain used: Minwax Polycoats
Colours: American Chestnut

Question is: what can I paint next?

Have a great week!!



  1. Nice work!! Feels good to cross all those jobs off of your list!!! Let me see..... I bet I could find a room you could paint at my house!! Enjoy your week you deserve it! Hugs,

  2. How rewarding! Great work upcycling the old dresser - love it :)