So this week I wanted to share the wonderful "freebee dresser" I was given. The story behind her is this; Miss Freebee once belonged to a roommate of our daughters , the roommate left her behind when she moved out Miss Feebee was not wanted :( so she stayed in the garage until she was moved along with all the household belongings to our daughter Desire' new place. Miss Feebee was not wanted once again and was put aside until decided what her fate would be. When I saw her all alone I asked about her and Desire' said they were going to get rid of her..get rid of her I said..Oh no I will take her.
So Desire's sweet boyfriend Paul brought her over to our garage.
Miss Freebee was a bit dinged,chipped and will worn but I knew with a little Annie Sloan Chalk paint I could give her new life. The drawers inside were in perfect condition, just her outside was beat-up. I used wood filler for around her feet where pieces of wood had chipped out. I did do a light sanding on her first and a good washing, then I began the painting process.
Two coats of paint then sanding until smooth. I did not use wax I really like the flat smooth look. The handle's were brass so I went into my handy dandy paint cabinet and found some black spray paint and sprayed away. Since one of the top knobs was missing I went into my stash of cabinet pulls
(yep I have a lot of extra knobs) and found two I liked and painted them along with the brass ones.
the quilt rack Gary made for me that was also painted with Annie Sloan. I think the guest room is going to be full of freebee's and home made! I love a good freebee don't you ?
Enjoy your week everyone!
PS. There is a sister blogger who's name I will not mention because I have not asked her if I could and she has not said anything on her blog about her surgery this week...but I thought it would be nice if we could all send a little extra prayer out for her that all will go well. I know I will be praying for her, she is someone I think a lot of us know. I only wish we lived closer so I could help her she is a real sweetheart. Lets all send love and prayers her way OK.
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Mary-Boogieboard Cottage Masterpiece Monday
Susan-Between Naps on the Porch metamorphosis Monday
Kathryn-The Dedicated House Make it Pretty Monday
Alderberry Hill Make the Scene Monday
Kathe With an E You're Gonna Love it Tuesday
Kim-Savvy Southern Style WOW us Wednesday
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Courtney- French Country Cottage Feathered Nest Friday
Sherry-The Charm of Home Home Sweet Home Party Fridays