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Remember that movie Mighty Ducks? just checking.
It has nothing to do with this post.
Do you also remember when it was popular to wear jean overalls but only fasten one buckle and the other would be tucked into your back pocket? I did that.
I’m probably rambling because I’m tired and hungry. You see, six hours ago I got a reminder email from the Haven people and immediately freaked out. Ten seconds later I started a strict workout and food regime. I would call it a diet but Michelle Obama won’t let me. Apparently cutting out your morning s’mores and eliminating the carton of ice cream that you eat right before bed doesn’t necessarily make it a legit weight loss system. Let’s be honest…I’ll probably be hanging with a certain fun-sized girl who has lady lumps that don’t do the Macarena on their own accord. And I don’t wanna be able to see my cellulite through my jeans (which YES I will probably be wearing jeans even though Atlanta is freakin hot in August)…so good ole fashion workouts and clean eating from now till then. If I get desperate I might consider letting Will start breastfeeding again…you know…just for the extra calorie burn.
Okay…so let’s get to this before FrogTape starts questioning the legitimacy of this post. This was our “mud room”…aka the little hallway from the garage door to the kitchen. It started with this brown dresser I got at the thrift store for six bones.
Eventually it got moved to the other side of the hallway. It was amazing how one little move could change my life forever. (did I mention I get REALLY exaggeratory when I am hungry?!)
But the dresser was in terrible shape. It put the rust in rustic. Put the oooo in oooold. Put the gah in gah-ross.
Apparently Jesus once owned it. And then later Sophia Loren.
The little lock fronts were all missing…but the internal mechanism is still in there. Oh and did I mention this sucker was rustic?
At one time there were different handles. Ask me how I knew.
And my favorite part? The way the drawers were held together. That is called a pin and cove joint and it was popular from 1880 to 1910. Beautiful.
So the first thing I did was sand the sucker down.
With the sandpaper, I removed all the evidence of the scars and mars. I left the back side and the drawer sides alone since they have that cute pale bluey green color.
Then came time for painting. I already had my primer and paint out from the laundry room…so I just grabbed them for this too.
I like to brush the nooks and crannies and then roll all the flat parts.
I also removed the old handles. There were a couple knobs that were broken…so maybe I’ll find a new home for them later. Instead of spending more money on hardware, I just slipped some white cord through each hole and tied off little handles.
But it was really plain and I wanted it to be a little more spazzy. Spazzy like snazzy. Not like me next to a bowl of peanut M&M’s. Oh the sweet taste of chocolate and fat in one…
So I got out the FrogTape and taped off some lines. I just followed the top of the dresser down the front. I eyeballed it…no perfection needed here.
I went with the Martha Stewart’s Kerry Blue. It was that paint I used on the inside of the hutch and I think it’s one of those fun colors that has just enough mutedness in it to make it swallowable.
Here she is after two coats and tape removed…
Jeremy says that it looks like Camaro stripes. I completely agree. Maybe I should glaze it? Rough up the edges and show a little more detail?
Okay…happiest part of this makeover…the color perfectly matches the old cough drop tin on it. UNINTENTIONALLY GLORIOUS.
Like when your chocolate chip cookie accidentally falls into your bowl of ice cream. Oh help me now.
Anyone else out there have a thing for tins? or Camaro’s? or maybe Emilio is more your style? Spill it ducks