I had the bug to create a subway dresser for many moons although this creation by Bliss of Bliss Ranch put me over the edge:
It is easy to see why
I adore this dresser.
Bliss and I were emailing back and forth the other day and she inspired me to try my own version of her most amazing creation.
I found the perfect dresser for my project…remember this find I shared the other day?
I found this amazing antique solid wood beauty
at a yard sale.
I was in hog heaven.
Ana rather liked it, too.
It only needed a few minor repairs.
I decided to keep the knobs as they had charm.
It is a great dresser.
They just don’t make them like they used to.
So…since it was Mother’s Day and I was able to do as I wished (can every day be Mother’s Day? Just sayin’), I chose to work on my dresser in effort to complete it for the show this weekend.
I used stencils to trace garden words onto the drawers.
I used chalk to do this and it worked like a dream.
Here was where I began this morning with my project:
Doesn’t everyone just have dresser drawers laying
around in the kitchen?
Funny thing is Chris never said a word.
He knows me.
Needless to say, this dresser took a great deal time
I L-O-V-E how she came out!
I finished her in the nick of time tonight with just a smidge of daylight remaining…whew!
I couldn’t wait to share with you!
I was gettin’ those pictures.
Say HELLO to Garden Gwen!
I stained each individual knob and
hand-painted every word.
I love her.
I can’t wait to see who else likes her, too when I put
her up for sale this weekend.
Just a few more days…
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