First, I mixed a color as close to Annie Sloan's Old White with my secret chalk recipe, and distressed it.
Next, I had a friend cut some plaster lath for slats, painted and clear coated them.
Sorry for the sideways photo-cut a 1/4" bottom board and notched out the corners for a tight fit. Cut a 2" foam mattress with an electric knife and stapled some grey naugahyde to it. I took a look at JoAnn Fabrics first and couldn't justify spending $24. on white when I had perfectly usable grey at home-you know-the whole salvage thing.
I thought it needed the padding in case someone uses it for a little human. I will make some crib sheets to fit it also. I feel a little quilt coming too. Measurements are 24" tall, 31" long, 18" deep.
This simple, dusty pine bookcase (circa 1940?) deserved a better life. It is small, child-size, dimensions are 37" tall, 24" wide and 10" deep.
I liked the ridges across the top and down the sides, reminiscent of a movie marquee. The shelves are movable.
The color is sort of a mustard seed, then distressed and with a red sienna glaze and several coats of poly acrylic.
I can picture this in a kids' reading nook.
Next to a couple of rocking chairs.....
A view of the interior, sort of rustic.
...sort of carmel, with butter brickel
I picked this up this afternoon from my good friend Ken's house (along with many other treasures). It is a painted oak filing cabinet. The secret is the way the top "drawer" opens. It has hinges and lifts up! Even the handles and name plates are made of wood. I really hope to work on this tomorrow.
Please pray for all the runners tomorrow at the Pittsburgh Marathon-the city of hills and bridges. Daughter, Alisa, and her friends, Bryan and Kathy are running it, and Bethy and Claire are their cheering section.
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