OUR DRESSER GETS ITS MAKEOVER

Our weather today is Fall-tastic!

Here is a photo from a recent past Fall, at Busch Stadium in St. Louis:

kay and justin at busch stadium

Our grandlad is here with us this weekend,

so who knows what the day will bring?

We might head to the bakery downtown this morning,

with a pit stop at the Dutch colonial en route.

I’d like to haul over a few boxes of my books to start filling this,

the 2nd of my 2 vintage sorters:

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You may recall my saying that it ($50!)

like its companion, my postal sorter ($75!),

postal sorter

both served as display pieces in my late, great retail store,

Heart-in-Hand,

way back in the early 1990’s.

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Stay tuned for photo ops + updates on both sorters!

Meanwhile, another vintage piece of furniture

has been moved to the D.C.

It’s a tall dresser I’ve been using in my sewing room:

dresser o' green

I shan’t tell you what I paid because it wasn’t a bargain,

but these things happen on occasion, no?

Anyway, here it is in its new location — our bedroom!

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It just fits in that narrow space, doesn’t it?

And yes, yes — I realize that it’s a beautiful shade of green,

which would no doubt complement our existing color scheme —

but SURPRISE! (not) — I’ve chosen dark blue.

Anyway, here’s the dresser, posing with possible options:

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 I was fairly confident that one of these would work.

However, to save myself a little trouble,

(a.k.a. not having to make yet ANOTHER decision!),

I opted for this safe choice,

Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore.

hale navy #2

I knew I liked it because I already had a sample can

for my RedBird biz.

TA DA!

Here ’tis on our dresser:

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For the drawer pulls,

I’d love to get a set of plain Jane vintage porcelain knobs,

like these, from etsy seller smreis:

porcelain knobs -- plain jane on etsy

. . . or something repro, perhaps.

I’ve loved porcelain knobs since I was a wee lass

+ bought my first fixer upper in the early 70’s.

However, as our budget is semi-small,

I shall opt to spray paint the original wooden knobs white.

See, their shape is very similar to my beloved porcelains:

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Full disclosure:

whom am I kidding, re: spray painting anything?

That’s yet another task that G.O.  does so well!

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Stay tuned!

 

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