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Meet subject #1:
This lovely guy has been hidden away in closets for years. Perfectly adequate in providing a space for sweaters, PT gear, and the like. But not something one wants to look at for extended periods of time. Ugly handles, chips and gouges, and a loverly faux oak stain. I'm sure it came from Goodwill at some point, but he's been with us through each PCS so I truly have no recollection of how he was acquired. His main upside: It's real wood and has mega potential.
Meet subject #2
Now this secretary isn't that bad looking, and has actually been in Lily's room here in Portsmouth from day one. It's white and matched her white crib. I put a pretty drawer pull on her and called it a day 3ish years ago. This is another piece of furniture I've had for-ever. I'm pretty sure I had it in my first apartment in Stillwater.... um.... *doing the math* 12 years ago. The inside is full of cubby holes and the door is still sturdy enough to use as a desk, if needed. I've basically just changed the pull to match whatever room she was living in. She's had a black pull, red pull, green pull, and now this pretty purple bloom pull.
Once it was decided I'd paint everything we headed to Lowe's. The only design requirement I had was that they had to match Lily's super PINK room. I was overwhelmed by the bajillion paint choices. Thankfully Cayce saved the day and picked up two purple cards and said how about we go two-tone? Done. We settled on Byzantine Purple (dark) and Grape Arbor (light) in Satin. We gathered up the rest of our tools and a new set of knobs for the dresser then headed home.
This is why I have no free-time. I was so excited for school to be over in June. I was thinking to myself "think of all the time you'll have to do whatever you want!" Right. What that translates into is free-time to do all the things I've been neglecting for 3 months. And THEN only have 3ish months to do it all before I go back into school-hibernation mode. So instead of just making due with what we have I chose to spend my entire 4 day July 4th weekend working on these lovelies. In the end I'm in love with them, but it was a chore for sure. Anywho. Here's the final results.
Subject #1 redux:
Subject #2 redux: I swear they are the same colors. I just suck at taking pictures.