Hope you all had a fantastic Easter! Ours was filled with family, friends, and Easter egg hunts! Today was the last day of Spring break here. I have been looking forward to it being over because I have so much to do to get ready for the Lucketts Fair, but I find myself feeling a little sad tonight as well. I love my kids, and love spending time with them. We didn’t do anything major- spent time with friends, family, colored, played games, played outside, and saw “Rio”, but I know I will miss this time I had. They just grow up too darn fast.
Anyhow, I am in full force getting projects done right now! I found this dresser on craigslist a couple weeks ago, and loved its simple shape. I also loved that it was located in my town, and then to top it off, in my neighborhood! If I could have strapped it on my back and carried it up a big hill, I’d have just walked there to get it.
I gave it a light sanding even though I planned on using chalk paint. I have found that the chalk paint adheres better with a light sanding. I used Greek Blue, gave it a light distressing, and then used SC Johnson Paste Wax to finish it off. I wasn’t sure what knobs I was going to use, so I looked through my stash and found a set of 6 vintage brass pulls that gave it a little more glam and grown up appeal. Here it is now!
I like it- I think it’s pretty enough to be used for a girl, and masculine enough to be used by a boy. And it will add a nice pop of blue to any room!
Now onto some thank-yous! A couple weeks ago, Michelle from Shell’s Shabby Shack made a donation to Juliet, my friend’s daughter who has leukemia. As if that wasn’t already so very nice and generous of her, she also threw in a few goodies for me… some lavender, lavender soap, and a sweet little metal heart. I put the heart on a bottle in my bathroom, and am using the soap, so I can honestly say I think of Michelle and smile every day now. Thank you so much, Michelle!
Then today, a packaged arrived from my good pal, Ali from My Third True Love. Ali is one of those people that I have really gotten to know well, and I really wish I could hop from here to California, because I know that I would be hanging out with her ALL the time! We are just that connected. Right, Ali? Say right, because otherwise I will feel silly. 🙂 Anyhow, she sent me these little owls she found and painted white for me. Are they not the cutest pair? Love their size and shape!! Thank you so much, Ali!