Monday, August 22, 2011

Market Monday

stub*born,  adjective :
1.  having or showing dogged determination not to change, in spite of good reasons to do so.
2.  unreasonably, often perversely, unyielding; bullheaded.
3.  difficult to move, remove, or cure.

I called my biggest project this week... 'a big ole brown stubborn hunk of wood'... repeatedly.  Yes.  I was reduced to name calling.  I'm not proud of it, but it helped me not shove it hard on its casters right down my back porch steps.  Whew.  It was a toughy... for many reasons.
 I bought this dresser quite hurriedly at an Estate Sale a few weekends ago.  I loved its little details.  And I adored it huge round knobs.  But what I did not look closely at is the very damaged veneer, and the paint splatters all down one side.
I had an initial vision for this piece.  That vision went right out the window... quick!  I started by gluing all the puckered veneer.  Huge task!  Then I sanded the entire piece thoroughly.  Then I primed the whole piece, triple priming all stains.  Finally adding two coats of paint. But when I took a real close look at the paint... it was 'shedding' in spots.  Ugh.  So I decided to just sand it all down and start over.  But when I started to sand... most of the paint was adhered very well!  Go figure?!  Why after all the prep work the paint wanted to 'stick' in some places and not others is beyond my understanding.  But when I quit fighting this piece to make it do what I wanted and just decided to see what would evolve... I ended up with one of my favorite pieces to date.  It may be 'naughty kid' syndrome... you know... that 'child' that takes ever so much work and in the end is forever adored.  That is what this dresser is for me.  Adored.  And please take note of the knobs... even THEY went all stubborn on me and some wanted paint... others?!  No.
 I sure hope someone loves this piece as much as I do!
 Today, I also delivered lots and lots of canning/jelly jars to my booth.  If you could see my cabinets in my laundry room (packed FULL of old jars) you may wonder where I mustered up the willpower to let these go... but I make no promises that I won't snatch some of these back if they don't go quick. 
 Several pedestals added to booth also.
 This piece is gorgeous!  It is oval and it has just enough of a 'lip' that it could hold loads of fruit or nuts like a bowl.
 These sweet pottery pedestals were gathered from a friend of a friend.  I think they are darling.  The smaller sizes would be adorable holding a single cupcake.  But thinking outside the box, they could be a jewelry pedestal.
 The small pedestals have a single little bird on them, the larger size has two.  Precious.  Agreed?
 Large silver and silver plated bowls.  I went to a bed and breakfast and she used large bowl like these in her guest bath to hold hand towels.  Very versatile.
 Teeeeniny cups and saucers.  Shhhh, I kept one of these for myself. 
 Speaking of itty bitty... this is the smallest pitcher I have ever come across.  The ornate scrollwork and scalloped bottom is darling.
 Time was tight to take pictures of all I delivered, be sure and go take a look at the booth this week to see all the updates.  I'll leave you with a few shots of the reorganized booth.  Have a great week!!


  1. Well, after all you trouble the dresser sure turned out nice! Your booth looks lovely, too!

  2. Loooove this! Looks so amazing. I really love the two random wood knobs, totally adds character.

  3. Love this piece & your booth! I understand your frustration and like you said usually the ones that give you the most trouble are the ones you love the most!

  4. Love how this turned out. BRAVO!

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