Sunday, March 28, 2010

What a Workshop I Have

I have been violating one of my cardinal rules of junking. I have always stressed that I will not do anything more than Old English to any piece I have. No rebuilding, painting or otherwise shabotaging for me. But today it is so nice here on the tundra I was out on the driveway sanding and painting a dresser.
This is a circa 1890's faux oak grain painted dresser that has seen its better days. I would have liked to slap a coat of Old English with scratch cover on it and sell it on. But Gypsy was certain that it would not sell and encouraged me, her term for her persuasion, not mine, to paint it up and then do some scuffing to the edges. I sanded the top to get the gummy varnish and paint off it. It has a very nice, straight grained maple (or maybe birch) top. And now I have started to painted it. I used my favorite, bright red spray paint. It is drying right now. If that doesn't work, I'll cover it all with a nice satin black.



The sanding and painting is all good, but it struck me while I was working there, Damn, I have the $1 million view and one hellva workshop. There are eagles, swans, hawks and geese overhead, just waiting for the lake to open. Life is pretty good after all.


Mr. Flannery

UPDATE: So I got the dresser painted. The hardware still needs to be returned and the mirror has to be reassembled. What do you think of the color? Will it sell in central Minnesota?



4 comments:

Anonymous said...

LOL...Well Mr. Flannery, thats one hellva RED dresser! Do the "shabby magic" and get it in here! You do have the best workshop in town! We should all be so fortunate!

ann at greenoak said...

looks like a great color to me.... black is safer for us.we do mostly black then white then that red....... also sometimes it seems like we can sell without the mirrors better than with...
wow...what a beautiful work area....

AngelMc said...

I like it.

red.neck chic said...

I'll tell ya... if it doesn't sell there's an orange headed girl in the South that would haul it home...

You just can't beat cherry red!!!!!

;-) robelyn