And I am so excited!!
Behold the lowly bureau (and yes, I know there's a lot of mess around it! It was a rough day around here)....
This ugly, ugly piece of furniture has been my bureau for the past twenty years. It was a freebie I inherited when I came down to South Carolina to go to college.
Needless to say, my husband has hated it from day one.
He has desperately wanted to get rid of it and buy something new but I... no, I always said that someday I would paint it and use it for something. I wasn't sure if the kids would inherit it, or it would remain ours, but I was insistent that someday, SOMEDAY, I was going to paint the darn thing.
That day finally arrived.
I present to you true love in action.
Here is a man sanding a piece of furniture he hates...
for reasons he doesn't understand...
for a wife that he loves beyond all telling.
(and, may I add, it was in the high nineties and extremely humid that day)
After dh finished his part, the rest was up to me. I primed the bureau, painted it a cream color, and had each family member (including Marie!) do one of the stencils. Then, I mixed green paint and water (half and half), and did a wash over the whole thing. Several coats of polyurethane later, it was finally finished!
As always, it looks better in real life than I can capture with our camera, but I will tell you that it's got that "rescued from a flea market/shabby chic" sort of look that I was going for. I still want to get glass knobs to replace the ugly brown ones, but for right now, it stays like this.
I can't tell you how THRILLED I am that finally, twenty years later, this project is finished! Yahoo!