September 6, 2016
Yes, I have a thing for trees. Obviously. And apparently I also have a thing for painting them on dressers, because this is my second tree dresser project. This is going to be more of a “teaser” post than a full-fledged one. (Meaning a few hundred words long and not a novella.) A much bigger and more detailed post that will feature the entire room this tree dresser resides in.
I wanted to share the before and after, but somehow the before photos that I am absolutely certain I took have vanished without a trace. I easily found the before photos of a cradle I also repainted with the dresser lurking in the background. But as for the photos of the dresser that I took on the exact same day? Nada. I’m sure they were misfiled or I did the thing I’m famous for, which is put them somewhere thinking “I shall put these photos here and subsequently know exactly where to locate them when they are needed” and then promptly forgot. Whatever. I will dwell on it no longer. Okay maybe just a little longer.
I also wanted to mention how incredibly long it takes to paint a tree on a dresser of this size by hand. Well, look at that, now I don’t need to talk about it because I just said everything. It takes. An incredibly. Long time. But once it’s done it looks so beautiful who cares amiright?
I’ll be talking about the dresser’s origins in my upcoming full-sized post, but I wanted to give a shout out to my grandpa, who I never actually got to meet as he passed away before I was born. He made this dresser and it used to belong to my mom when she was a little girl before it was mine and my sister’s when we were little. (And I also want to give a shout out to them owl knobs, because I love them. Every inanimate square millimetre of them.)
I also think my gallery wall turned out pretty good and you can read more about the vintage-inspired mounted key here and the love arrow sign here, you know — if you wanna. Oh, and one more shout out to my main man Devin who drew the gallery wall’s owl pictures with the exception of the largest owl, which is a page from the book Once Upon a Northern Night.
Are there any DIY projects you love so much that you just keep doing ’em? Have you done one before that you plan on repeating? Have you ever handpainted a tree dresser? Or handpainted an anything on anything? I love your comments! Not as much as I love my owl knobs, but pretty darn close.
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PS – Today is the third birthday of my eldest child, who is full of life and love and tests my patience on a daily (hourly?) basis. Happy birthday sweetie! I sure do adore you.
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