Sunday, February 20, 2011

before and after

I have had a few projects that I have been putting off for a long time. This little dresser that you see was one of them.
It was stained and rather in sad shape. It needed a bit of sprucing up. I purchased it from friend a few years ago for $15.00. It is wonderful for the storage but a girl wants things to be pretty, am I right? LOL
So three cans of spray paint and a set of new drawer pulls on clearance for $9.00. Grand total spent for the sprucing was $21.00. Not too shabby. I love it now.

Hubby called the other day while I was in town and asked me for a date. I was shocked and delighted. When I asked him where we were going he was very vague. I think he wanted to surprise me. He took me junking. Oh I delighted in this as it was always so much fun to hunt for treasures. We used to go every couple of weeks and haven't been to our normal haunts in over a year. Sadly our favorite spots are long gone. Only two places left and they aren't the best. I did manage to find a few treasures though. I can only show you one now. It is getting a bit of sprucing as we speak.

Both of these pieces are for storage in the new studio.
I paid 15.00 for this new piece and it will be wonderful for all my cling stamps in CD/DVD cases. Well the overflow of stamps in CD cases anyway. LOL You'll see.

I have a few more projects to complete before I can give you a peek. I thought these smaller projects would have been done 3 weeks ago. Rainy/damp weather has been the hold up. I don't have a garage and so a large box and my back porch is my painting booth. It is covered but rain still gets in most days. I actually had the last drawer on the first piece sprayed and I was most excited to have it done. While drying the rain/wind shifted and rain on wet spray paint makes a lovely crackle. I had to start over. Two days later it was complete. I shouldn't complain though as some of you girls are fighting bitter cold and snow. I have the bitter cold but no snow.
I am off to spray one more coat on this new piece before heading for bed.
Have a wonderful Holiday Monday.


cynthia lee designs said...

Love the pieces that are going in your new studio!!
How fun...junkin'!! Lucky girl...what a wonderful date!!

PEA said...

Thank Cindy. I can't wait to share with you!
yep, love junking. Thanks for popping by.

Tracy said...

Love your drawer, so pretty. I can think of lots of treasures to fill both of your goodies.

So fun to have a date like this with your hubby.

Looking forward to your other treasures.

Meadowbrook Cabin Primitives said...


Sweet pea ! Thank you for your sweet comments on your one post ! And for the award.

I have been under the weather with a sinus thing.

Love your chest of drawers !

Mine is an absolute mess at the moment.

big hugs !


Theanne and Baron said...

Love your pieces of storage furniture you've redone!

PEA said...

Thank you Tracy. I have mine filled with punches. tee hee
was a nice day with hubbers.

PEA said...

you are welcome linda, I hope you feel better soon!

PEA said...

thank you Theanne! Your comments always brighten my day!