It's Halloween today and Mr. Quirky and I have decided to close up the house and pretend we aren't here tonight.
We do this every 4 years or so for various reasons. I think this time it's just because I feel overwhelmed by a couple of big messes we have around here.
Getting ready for Christmas blogging stuff, fall stuff that is still lying around, and all of the bedding and fabrics from the guest room where we are STILL acclimating an 8 year old male cat that we adopted, has left the dining room cluttered with stuff that needs to be put away. A lot of those things go in the guest room and won't go back in until the cat doesn't need a room of his own and the protection of a door.
Anyway, I thought I would take this post to show you a piece of furniture I made over when I was back in Oklahoma in July.
I was helping little Fisher's other grandma to up her game with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. She had done a couple of projects with mixed results and didn't say no when I asked her if she needed help with a dresser she was painting for Fisher's room at her house.
This dresser was one of her parent's from the 60's.
It has great bones so it would have looked good no matter what we did to it.
We chose a little color blocking. And gave the original hardware a good scrub and a coat of Rub'n Buff. (affiliate link)
They're pretty cool, huh?
For the dresser we used three colors, French Linen, Emperor's Silk, and Graphite.
Sorry, but I had to photograph this while the wax was still wet, so you may notice a little blotchyness.
It's pretty great don't you think?
I think I'm going to have to do more of this color blocking thing.
Have you ever done something with 3 colors?
Are you ready for a little Halloween celebrating?
Are you handing out candy?
Do you have any tips for introducing 2 male cats to each other?
Are you ready for NOVEMBER?????
And one last picture of Fisher. Back in June and July he used to run to the door to say goodbye and kiss you through the door.
Sweetest. Thing. Ever.