Spring Dresser Named Laverne
Happy Wednesday. It feels like a Spring day around here—light, colorful, slight breeze, and not too hot.
My dresser feels like the perfect spring dresser, too. Meet Laverne, the Spring Dresser!
I picked it up a few weeks ago at a Salvage Store and was waiting for inspiration to hit.
I love the details on this dresser, the wood-carved details on the bottom and the top, and the price was perfect! It’s rare to find a dresser in good shape, with all the drawers in good condition, for a good price!
My Hydrangeas are blooming, and because of my complete lack of care for them over the winter, I was rewarded with DOZENS of gorgeous blooms. It does pay off to neglect things sometimes; just ask the furniture on the side of my yard!
This girl’s name is Laverne. Yep, and not as in “Laverne and Shirley”. Just Laverne, thank you. Laverne has the most gorgeous legs. Easy on the eyes and easy to paint, too! By the way, that color variation? That is the beauty of DIY Paint, Chalk, and clay-based paints. There are two kinds of clay in the paint. The clay gives the color this variation. If you want to enhance this, I recommend burning it with either a 320-piece of sandpaper very lightly until smooth or even a piece of a brown paper grocery bag! (If you are like me and still use those……)
I didn’t want this piece to languish in my furniture queue. The other pieces were mad at Laverne: “Why Did SHE get special treatment, etc.?” Laverne is just unique. I knew I wanted her to Pass Go and head straight to Paris Flea Market without waiting in line. Laverne will collect her “GO” money when she goes to a new home.
Which side do you think is her best? She is a bit vain… To the left? To the right?
Or straight on.
Laverne asked if the straight-on picture made her look fat. I told her no. You know how these girls are; they never believe you.
I hope I inspired you to makeover an old piece of furniture you might have your eye on! It’s so easy with “DIY Paint,” which is the text that you asked me to remember. No sanding, priming, and no kidding! It’s 100% Natural, with no acrylic, plastic, silicone, or chemicals, which makes it supremely durable because it forms a special bond with the surface you have painted. Like cement!