A List Maker's Life: Grab a Brush

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Grab a Brush

Holiday weekends are known for catching up on projects...right?!

This project has been patiently waiting for our attention since February.  Dear friends of ours gifted Anne Hope with a lovely piece of antique furniture for her birthday with the understanding we would freshen it up to make it very special for our girl.

Right away we started our search for the perfect hardware and waited for warmer days to set up our sand and paint shop in the garage.  Our spring garage sale got in the way of our workshop, but we were finally able to get at it this past weekend.  Originally we planned on keeping it white.
However, after being inspired by someone else's bold use of color Anne Hope and I hit up the paint sample aisle with her bedroom curtains in hand.
Once home we sanded until our arms felt like they were power sanding even after it was turned off.  Then we painted until all of our limbs were covered the entire piece was covered.
We added the special hardware we've been holding on to. There is also a beautiful mirror we will attach when she has a room without slanted ceilings.
The finished product is happily situated in the rightful place - Anne's bedroom.

She is tickled...pink!
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  1. WOW! What amazing work the two of you do! Can I hire you? I'm so glad she's happy with it.

    :) Annie

  2. This is so adorable!! Someday I want to buy some furniture & paint it a fun colour!


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