Odds & Ends – Chapter 3 and counting….

Here friends, is the next chapter in my Odds & Ends project list.


So far I’ve given you an update on:

Let’s see … what’s left?  Oh yeah…

My fabulous kijiji furniture find!  As I was browsing, which I quite often do, through the many furniture ads on kijiji, I found the most gorgeous dresser, bedside table and mirror.  Apart from a few scratches and chips, this is a piece was perfect candidate for a makeover.  Here it is with the hardware removed and ready for sanding:

IMG_2684Can you believe this was the first week of December last year?  No snow (which is huge in Ottawa) and the weather was beautiful!  I guess admitting this is part of my procrastination therapy – yep 5 months ago I started this project!

OK – back to the furniture.  Here’s a close up of the scratches on the front and top:

IMG_2692  IMG_2693  as well as a few places on the legs where the veneer chipped off


But look at the lines of this piece:IMG_2687 IMG_2688

And if you remember my post about Celtic Knots, you’ll understand why I’m over the moon about this little detail …


And for you detail oriented readers, this piece was built in July 1956 and all 10 drawers {yippee} are solid wood with dovetail joints!












Having 10 drawers is going to be A.M.A.Z.I.N.G, because this is what I’ve got now:

IMG_2983Hubby and I have a matching set of these IKEA dressers {cringe} that were purchased when we had a tiny little bedroom with no room for much more than a bed.  They’ve served their purpose well and will be lovingly disposed of, probably to one of our children :)! 

So now that the nice weather has arrived again AND I got the paint gun I asked Santa for, I’m planning to get going on this piece in the near future.  And, of course, now that I’ve shared more details with you, my blogger buddies, I’ve got just a bit more pressure {I know you don’t mean it} to get this done! 

And just to show you how addicted I am to “adding projects” (but not actually completing them), here is another piece I’ve been eyeing on kijiji, although, I don’t think I’d do a thing to this one!


Stay tuned friends – there are pictures of my new guest room coming soon!

You are such great motivators!


Post a Comment