Monday, November 3, 2008


Good evening to all my sweet friends. I am so blessed and thankful to have such wonderful friends as you. You have given me much heart felt well wishes, I am over whelmed .  I  thank you all so much  for your friendship.   THANK YOU....

Now I have been working on redoing a small chest dresser in my living room. I am done with it, well actually I finished it the day before I got sick, so I am going to show you all what it looks like now, I think it came out pretty good. I wish I had a before photo but I don't and for some reason I just did not think to take one. oops...  sorry.


I love this old chest, I found it in my father in laws  pole barn just sitting on a big stack of junk. And I said I wanted that it he did not, and he gave it to me.  This was years ago, it had no paint just dirty wood, but I could see the beauty underneath. Hubby was just beside him self, like what are you going to do with it and where are you going to put it...  you know stuff like that, I said don't worry I will find a spot for it, and I did.  Hey ladies  we can always find room for a new treasure, am I right.....   Well any way back then I painted it a dark maroon color, it was like that for years. But I have been wanting to redo it in a creamy white, but never seemed to get to it.  Until  last week.


I glued the scroll wood work on the front, it fit just perfect, and looked like it belonged there.  I sprayed painted the draw pulls a hammered black, they came out great.  I  had to put three coats of paint on this baby to cover up the dark paint,  that for some weird reason I like it.. ewww  shame on me...  Good think I woke up and saw the light....


I am looking for a great stencil to add to the sides of it. Not sure what kind but I think it needs something. So I will just keep looking for the one thing that will say    HELLO IT IS ME YOU WANT.... lol   After I let all three coats dry I did some sanding to distress it,  then I put on some light layers of gel stain in walnut to age it.


I really loved how it turned out. The photos really don't show how great it is very well. Now I am on the look out for just the right pretties to set on top. I did  change the dark green quilt for a lighter one, it looks so much better. I will have to take a photo of the whole thing to show you all how nice it looks. Guess I am going to go visit some garage sales this weekend. YEAAAAA   

And now for my award, Dawn  from Dawns day break gave me this wonderful award. Dawn you are such  a great friend. I love her blog and reading her posts. 


This is the second one from my Dear Friend. I thank you so much for this award Dawn. I am  honored to have such an award such as this.  I have a couple of others I really need to put up, boy when you get sick for a couple of days, things sure do pile up.  

So I am supposed to post the rules. ok here they are.

1. Please put the logo on your blog
2. Place a link to the person from whom you received the award
3. Nominate at least 7 or more blogs
4. Put the links of those blogs on your blog
5. Leave a message on their blogs to tell them.


Now I have to pass this along to some others.  But there are so many who are deserving of this and many other awards out there, that I really can't pick. It just makes me feel really rotten to leave some one out or who has never received one. So here is how I am doing this,   now I know that I am not doing it the way it says to but here goes.

To the first seven of you who leave a comment you may take your award with you. Or if any of you who have not even received and award   PLEASE TAKE IT WITH YOU ..... I feel every one of you deserve one.  Don't feel awkward about taking it I am giving it to you,  so grab it and take.  Again thank you Dawn   Love  you...

God Bless;




Vanessa Greenway said...

What a wonderful chest! Love the details. So beautiful! I hope you get better soon!! Sending a big hug to you, Vanessa

Shelia said...

Hi Alaura! Congratulations on your award!! I love that chest! I'm glad to hear you're feeling better and pray you'll continue to do so.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

beth at aunties said...

I love the chest. It turned out to be a beauty, you sure saw the diamond in the rough. I enjoyed the story
Hope you feel beeter soon and stay well!!!
Congratulations!The award is so pretty.


belladella said...

The chest is gorgeous! You did a great job on it. And you are right- we can always find room for our treasure. Those boys just don't get it.

Dawn said...

The chest looks beautiful! It looks like the scroll work belongs there! I like the color you chose.

I'm glad to hear that you are feeling better!!

take care,

Smilingsal said...

How nice that you got to show your husband just what your vision looked like.

Yipee! I'm in the first seven. Thank you for sharing your pretty award.