I'm not to be trusted around the barn. Each time I go in, I start poking around and inevitably walk out with a "project". There wasn't a whole lot left behind from years' past, but enough, apparently, for me to keep finding something else to fix (or something else to beg sweet Steve to fix for me). Because isn't it much more fun to start a new project than to apply a second coat of trim in every single room, for example? (The second coat of trim will be the end of me!)
And so it was that I spied from a dusty dark corner, behind a door in the barn, this dresser. The knobs were broken, it was filthy, it's missing it's top half (the mirror), and it was chock full of nails. Hmn, I thought, that might just be the answer to the 'where to to store our extra bed linens' dilemna.
So I hauled that dresser out of the barn, down two flights of stairs (by myself - which was ridiculous and also amusing. I did remove the nails first though), and into the light of day for the first time in who knows how many years. It got a proper hose-down and a fresh coat of paint (Yolo's Water .03 - the same as our living room). Then, after a little fun in Anthropologie's knob department, it was done and moved into our upstairs hallway where it now holds extra bed sheets and serves as a place to see some favorite (blue!) vintage quilts.
And there you have the first installment in the all-important Rescued From The Barn series. Next time, we play with powertools (yes!).