You know all of those times when you scour the internet looking for a piece of furniture that has the EXACT dimensions that you need for a space and when you can’t find it online you look in your garage and realize that a piece you had been using to hold dirty garden shoes is actually perfect?
Isn’t that just the best feeling in the world?
Well, really…the BEST feeling is seeing a piece of furniture come back to life.
If you follow on Instagram, I had a little teaser last weekend…
This small bookcase was from Mr. Creativity’s great grandmother that they called ‘Mam’. I never met her, she passed long before I was in the picture. But she raised a good family and I feel very blessed to have a part of her everyday life here in mine.
Do you ever wonder about old pieces of furniture? I do, I really wish they could talk–granted it would probably freak me out–but I would love to listen to their stories.
I wonder how old it is.
I wonder what she used to keep on it.
I wonder where she had it in her house.
I wonder if any naughty children used it as something to climb on.
Since this piece is going to be seen as soon as you enter the office, I wanted a back on it. So, my handy carpenter worked his magic and voila! After painting it with CeCe Caldwell’s Vermont Slate and dark waxing on the body, I painted the back with Pure White by ASCP. To add some jazz–because you know an office needs to be jazzy– I cut gold vinyl dots with my silhouette machine and spruced up the back. (I really think I might ‘gold dot’ everything in my house)
What do you think?
I wonder if Mam would approve–or look at me like I am crazy. I would be completely fine with either reaction.