now i know some of you might think it’s sacrilege to paint over a wooden piece, but the fact of the matter is that this particular chest of drawers only cost me R300 (that’s like, US $40) – and it basically just had a shoddy veneer that was chipping in places.
i also took major shortcuts in it’s ‘resoration’ as i had to do everything in my tiny flat in an afternoon. i would have preferred to sand the entire thing down and give it a lighter oak finish, but that would have involved way more admin than i was prepared to go through for my wee chest right now.
so this is what i did step by step:
aaaand… that’s it! it came out pretty okay in the end, no?
inspired by this particular before & after over at penny people designs (which is a far better execution, but probably easier to do if you start with an untreated base)
kagga kamma is nice. go there!
sometimes i get really amusing search engine terms, eg: “models + babes + photography” or “black and white pussy” (….) but the BEST one i’ve had so far is, “perhaps pierre? monique?”
you’ll only get it if you’ve watched that meg ryan + kevin kline movie, french kiss. and even then, you’d probably only enjoy it if you’ve seen it as often as i have. it’s one of those inside jokes with my friends that cracks us up, and no one else gets.
kate has just arrived in paris after her fiance ran off with some french babe, and she’s sitting in the lobby of his 5 star hotel waiting for him to appear, when bob the slimey euro con-man approaches her.
You are American, no?
For the moment.
Well, forgive me for intruding, but I saw you sitting here looking a little sad. “Why should such a beautiful woman look so sad?” I ask myself.
Have you got an hour?
As a matter of fact… always. Let me help you to forget your sadness. And remember that you are in Paris, City of love.
Can I ask you something?
Can you urinate with someone standing right behind you?
I think I could manage it… Are you going to be the someone?
Me? No! That’s not what I meant.
So… you would like that I arrange for someone else to stand next to me? It could be arranged. Perhaps Pierre? Monique?
You have the face of an angel. But I’m delighted to find the mind is a little devil….
i love that some searched for that! FYI – the search term originally referred to this post.
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