Friday, August 16, 2013

August in Tennessee

I don't know about where you are at, but here in west Tennessee we have had the best weather for August I can remember.  It is usually too hot and humid to do much painting outside.  I am looking forward to getting a few projects finished up tomorrow.  I have neglected posting very many pictures this summer.  Here are a few things that have worked on.  The first is a gray Chifforobe.


Last May on our anniversary my husband and I went to dinner.  On the way,  we saw a little junk shop called Pappy's Trading Post that was still open.  We stopped and found a lot of wonderful pieces.  This chifforobe was out back under an overhang.  The back was gone and one of the front panels (probably a mirror) was missing.  We paid for it and picked it up later that week.  
I replaced the missing pieces and tightened a few things up.  I added a few touches and then set to work painting it.  One of my favorite things to do is to take a piece that a lot of people would throw out and give it new life.  Sometimes it is a lot of work, but it is worth it in the long run.  

I also worked on this sweet little coffee table.  I loved it when I first saw it's beautiful details.  My husband found it and brought it home for me one Saturday.  There were some stains on the top that couldn't be sanded out.  I just added a little paint and some wax and now it has a new life.  Hope you have a good weekend.  Thanks for visiting.
Cindy
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