I think all the best stories start with “once upon a time” and end with “happily ever after, and I have a good one for you!
First, let’s meet the damsel in distress…
I found this small dresser at a thrift store with a big “FREE” sign taped to the top.
I’m a sucker for pitiful pieces like this, so I couldn’t just leave it sitting there.
The drawers were broken, but I figured that even if the dresser couldn’t be saved, at least I could salvage the knobs from the drawer fronts and some old wood.
I loved the simple little style of the dresser though, and thought it might have potential to save.
I called in recruits to help me though!
My husband added shelves where the drawers were missing, my son sanded the battered top of the dresser, and I stained the top and painted the rest white.
I felt a bit like Snow White, because I was surrounded by our animals who watched me work on it.
Loki was really curious and supervised my work.
This star quilt block stencil is the newest stencil in my line. You’ll find it in my online shop later this week. It’s the same block I used on my Quilt Inspired Chair a few years ago, and I chose it to add a little something special on the sides of the dresser.
I just taped it on the sides, and lightly pounced with paint over it.
Here’s the design freshly painted.
I wanted a slightly worn look though, so I distressed it a bit.
So, here’s that little damsel in distress, feeling all rescued and loved!
My husband used hinges to attach the drawer fronts.
I looks like it still has drawers, but they flip open into shelves.
Don’t you just love a happily ever after? 🙂
Vaya con Dios,