Thursday, June 25, 2009


Yes. Another Before shot. Another project. I warned you last time
that I would not be showing you the after picture for a bit... and now
you see why, right? I started the rocker first, but I am waiting on
fabric decisions and I also wanted to start the dresser. The above
photo shows more closely the color of the wood and condition of the
dresser as I found it. Meaning~ wood in dry condition and some
white wash remaining. *Except for the primer I put on the one of the


I was experimenting with primer. Brush on verses spray on. Guess
which one won? yes-serie bob! Spray on. :) Well, let me say this: I
brushed on one coat of primer and then sprayed on remaining coats (2).
Why brush on??? My dear sweet K.C. purchased an enormous, gigantic
bucket of primer a bit ago... for me! He did not realize, well yes he did,
I have been using the small cans which are easy to store and used up
in perfect order. He deemed it prudent and efficient, and rightly so, that
a ginormous bucket of primer is healthy for the budget/cost efficient,
best buy. By brushing on the first coat of primer I saved on the number of
coats of spray primer. And truly this was the best technique. On occasion
the brush on primer will have some yellowing of the white primer~ old stain
leaking through as was with this very old dresser. The spray on primer seals all of that up for me.

The second photo shows off the pretty curves of this piece. The two bottom spots
are cabinets. Caitlin took the photos for me during a time crunch. Thank you Caitlin :)
As you can see the insides are in need of a Fairy godmother. I have a trick up
my sleeve, but I am not the only one to think of this "Oh So Pretty" and Practical Idea!!!
hehehe, you will have to stay tuned to see who, or guess:) :) :)



Sugar Bear said...

What lovely bones this piece has! What kind of sprayer do you use for the primer?

Merci-Notes said...

Hi Karla,
I just use spray cans. I am sorry to say that I am not even sure that they are the newer more environment kind type.
My Brother in New York has recommended I use a REAL sprayer like he has. Loved to have that !!!


creative breathing said...

Mary, What a brave talent you have to create such beautiful pieces from cast aways. I can't wait to see what you do with your rocker. Oh, you commented on my ND story as I am in the process of writing. How funny! I don 't know how that happens! I do love my town. Well, back to writing! E

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Mary,

Love your new cabinet and rocker and look forward to seeing the new look.

Have a lovely weekend

tales from an oc cottage said...

Oh my gosh! Is that ever the cutest shape! I cannot wait to see the end result!!!

m ^..^

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decorators fabricche said...

Can’t wait to see the output of this project, I’ll be in touch.