Working to tidy up some things around here before my daughters shower next month.
I don't know about you but I get in moods where I wake up and find I'm completely obsessed with taking on something that's been nagging at me.
For instance, this dresser that was in a previous post....
I found this beauty sitting in a field on my way home one day. There was a yard sale at the house but this piece was way off to the side by itself. 25 bucks and 5 minutes later it was on it's way home to the Barn. I had intended to paint it but when I got home I ended up just wiping it down with a little stain and it looked so good I decided to leave it as is. So anyway, this area around my dining table has been making me crazy. There's also been a little plain pine bookcase that we've had for over 15 years, and it was just sitting along the wall next to the table but the problem was this wall is 18 feet high so it was so underscale it was so horrible to look at it was litterally hurting my eyes.
So the other day I realized that the little bookcase would fit nicely on top of that buffet. So I painted it red to match it as closely as possible with what I had on hand. Set it on top and moved both pieces up against the big wall.
Pretty good match, I think.
I just stained the back a little darker to give it a little contrast.
A little extra detail just for fun.
Paints are handy on the bottom shelf with canvas's in the drawers below.
I piled some silver on top to give it some extra height.
A few vintage books with a little watercolor from Paris.
And she has such pretty legs too!
I think I can live with this for a while.
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