So. I sold a dresser over the weekend. I was going to say that I can’t describe the feeling I have when I can turn my own hard work into some bit of money…but then I realized that many of you will already know that feeling. You’ll know exactly how it feels to be able to labor at something that you absolutely adore – something that you itch to do, even when you’re not actually doing it. I almost can’t believe that I’m making a little money rehabbing unloved furniture. No, it’s not a ton of money but I’ve already been able to pay a few bills and it feels…well, it feels good. That will have to do for a description. It feels good.
Here’s the piece that I sold Sunday. (photo bomb courtesy of my Aussie, Keeper)
It went off to Connecticut to be the dresser for a little baby boy to be born in December. A first baby. The expecting parents came to pick it up yesterday afternoon and I was rushed back to the months before my own first baby was born – they were truly some of the very best, and most content months of my life.
I refinished the top on this piece and stained it with Dark Walnut… the body is painted in lovely Boxwood Green.
This is the first time I’ve seen the grain on a dresser top go from front to back instead of side to side – it really grew on me after a while!
I did some light distressing and let some of the dark wood show from underneath.
I don’t think the hardware is original – I felt like it was just a tiny bit undersized for the piece – but it was so pretty that I just polished it up with a little Hemp Oil and put it right back on.
This piece was in great structural shape – the drawers worked perfectly and it was all very clean inside – so not much to do there. I just love the fact that a dresser that is probably close to 100 years old is going to go on and have a whole new life for a new little baby boy!
Good luck and many blessings to that new little family – I already know they have great taste in furniture!
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