Did you guys miss me on Wednesday? I skipped right over having a post because … well … I gave at the office this week. In other words, I spent all of my energy at the day job. I’ve been putting in a little overtime of late because this is crunch time for me at my ‘real job’. I’m not going to lie, it’s been a bit stressful. I just haven’t had any energy left at the end of a long day to work on blog projects.
In addition, I can’t share the dresser that I finished last weekend yet because it’s part of a collaboration that I’m working on. The reveal date isn’t until February 10.
But … you know what … how about if I give you a sneak peek at my piece …
Shhhh, don’t tell anyone that I showed you that 😉
Anyway, my point is, I have very little to share this week (and possibly next as well). I’m going to spend some time this weekend working on my next piece(s) of furniture, but don’t know that I’ll get any of them done in time for a photo shoot before the sun goes down on Sunday.
In the meantime, I have one little project that I can share today. This is one that I wasn’t even sure I would blog about because it’s not terribly exciting. However, since I’m desperate for content, I’m just going to go with it.
Remember the Cosmic Roses dresser?
When I purchased that piece the seller asked me if I wanted the mirror frame that went with it, even though it didn’t have the mirror glass or the harp for attaching it anymore and the trim was broken off.
Of course I said yes.
Although I’m fairly sure this frame never went with that dresser. It’s not the right size, and had a totally different wood finish. I knew I could do something with it though.
My handyman Ken made quick work of gluing the trim piece back on the top and cutting a piece of hardboard to fit. I just had to paint the hardboard with some chalkboard paint (I used the Rustoleum black chalkboard paint on this one), and then paint the frame.
For the frame I went with Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Farmhouse White.
I haven’t been using as much milk paint these days, but this piece reminded me how much I love it when it gets perfectly chippy.
I really love taking something that was destined for the dumpster and giving it a new life.
Not only have I been too busy to create things for the blog, I’ve also been too busy to get my stuff in to Reclaiming Beautiful. Hopefully I’ll make it in there next week, and this chalkboard will go with me. I want to get it there before Valentine’s Day has come and gone!
Thank you to Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint for providing the milk paint I used on the chalkboard frame.