It'll have to wait for now. I have much bigger fish to fry.
As I posted here, my sweet grandmother went to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 3rd. We are still sad at our loss, but so excited for her. She is no longer in pain...and is with my "Daddy K", for the first time in 20 years.
So here is where I get my title for this post:A blessing:
My grandmother was kind enough to leave some furniture for us grandchildren. I received a dresser, with mirror....2 nightstands...and a queen sized bed, with head and footboards. This is heavy, hard wood furniture, built solid....you know, the way they used to make furniture.
It's so not our personal style. But never fear....sandpaper and a paint brush are near!
The blessing of a challenge:
I just think it's so like God to not only bless our family with new (to us) good quality furniture...that's FREE to us...and has sentimental value. The same God who gave me this strong desire to create, repurpose and make old things new again, gave me a new project (a big one!) to sustain my creative urges in this difficult time for our family. I think that's sweet! And I'm excited. I look forward to sharing the end result with you...hopefully soon.
Here are some pictures of what I'm up against.
Here is one of the nightstands.
It's a little banged up. But hey, that's okay...we like distressed furniture around here. Most likely I'll beat it up some more.
It has some cool detailing.
The hardware isn't bad....kinda cool actually. But I may change it, who knows.
Here is the dresser.
And the mirror. I'm trying not to show the mess on my bed in the mirror. The mess is everything I pulled out of the old dresser and nightstands and threw onto the bed.
I'll probably remove the detailing on the mirror...but you never know.
What suggestions do you have as far as color? My head is just a spinnin' with ideas!