Yesterday I finished turning a $5 Yard-Sale find into something FABULOUS! It was hard to let it sit to dry overnight in the garage after applying the varnish. It felt a little bit like waiting to hear hooves on the roof at Christmas. Upon returning home from a late lunch this afternoon with Mr. Sexy Pants, I gleefully added the final finishing touch to my newly re-finished dresser: the knobs. They are perfect (in my opinion).
I suckered Sexy Pants into helping me haul it downstairs to the shop, and I immediately went to work filling it with odds, ends, and fabric. I even dedicated an entire drawer (top left) to my Fat Quarter Bundles from Sew Lux, because they are so perfectly matched. I hate to split them up, because I'm hopeless at coordinating. Chrissy and Linda from Sew Lux do a fantastic job at that for me (and anyone else who cares to patronize their wonderful online shop.) Find them here.
I can hardly contain my excitement and satisfaction with the final result! I also did this stand that I use next to my desk. It's from IKEA and was already raw, so very easy to do. Although, painting all those slats was a real pain in the you-know-what.
I've got two more pieces queued up in the garage that I found on Craig's List. I have to keep going with this stuff if I am ever to have a pretty shop! Sexy Pants says I can't bring anything else home until those are finished, though. I tried to explain to him that I have to seize the opportunity when i find a bargain! He says that I should be less of a successful bargain-hunter until the pieces I have are finished. Party pooper!