Happy Monday! Are you ready to kick off another week? Me neither…. I would rather go back to bed and wake up on another Saturday morning. I am worn out from tiling my heart out this weekend; but frankly there was not much else to do as it rained and SNOWED all weekend long! And let me tell you, in my head, it was going to be really easy to tile my backsplash. My head was wrong. It was a lot of work, and my arms got a great workout. If it would stop snowing, I would be proud to show them off in a tank top after all my tiling!
And in Cassie fashion I made my fair share of Cassie-isms…. I told Chris “This is so hard. I’m ready to throw the trowel in!” He he. Chris likens me to Leslie Knope of Parks and Rec, and admittedly, I see it. We make lots of cheesy jokes and find ourselves HIL-arious, we enjoy craftiness, and are always on the go, and we have to work very hard at controlling our urges to correct the grammar of those around us. Lately when I make a joke that only I laugh at (it happens often in this house), I tell Chris “My Knope is showing; I better tuck that back in.” And then, of course, I laugh at my own humor, and he stares at me. And frankly, I was feeling a bit like this while I tiled….
Anyhow, how is that for digressing? I have a dresser to share with you! And if you make it through my meandering crazy post today, your reward will be a sneak peek of the backsplash.
Now for the dresser, chest, to-may-toe, to-mah-toe. A few weeks back I shared with you a low and long dresser which received a copper and duck egg makeover…
Well this dresser had a mate! See it hanging out in the back there?
Well, it’s rare that I have a set, and when I do I am often tempted to paint them differently, but I decided to give the chest the same look.
I removed all existing hardware and got to work painting the body (everything but the top) with Duck Egg Chalk Paint. I lightly sanded all of the edges when it was dry, and finished it all with a clear wax. I gave it a good all over buffing with a clean rag. Finally, I replaced all of the hardware with awesome copper hardware from D. Lawless Hardware.
I used these bin pulls to replace the 3″ pulls…
And these knobs to replace the single hole pulls (so there was no new drilling or wood filling involved!)
When all was done, here is a look at it staged and ready to go at Sweet Clover!
I am happy to report that this piece was sold with the low dresser as a set at our last sale! Glad I gave them the same look!
And now, I do believe I owe you a sneak peek? Here’s a little backsplash action for ya! Oh, and if you follow me on instagram, you got to see a lot more! 😉
And now I am off to Sweet Clover to start getting ready for our BIG HUGE EVENT on Saturday!!!! Follow us on facebook for all the details, but I will tell you it involves Denise and her Crafty Camper!!! Have a good one!