In addition to working on three different furniture projects this week, I’m in the midst of helping my daughter research potential colleges. Yes, it’s been busy around here. And confusing. And overwhelming.
I’m sure in the upcoming weeks and months I’ll be posting quite a bit on our college search process and the colleges we visit, so please be sure you’re following these posts via email to receive new posts delivered right to your inbox as I post them. Just go over to the right sidebar to sign up.
I can tell you that today I borrowed a fantastic book called the Fiske Guide to Colleges. This book actually gives real-world summaries (and detail), making it easy to quickly scan many colleges. For instance, one of the things it mentioned about my alma mater, Bentley University, was that they had shuttles that frequently traveled into Harvard Square. This was actually one of the things I loved about my school’s location and not something you’d typically hear about. This book had small details like this on every college. I highly suggest starting your college search with this book.
Today, I finished up this six-drawer French dresser. Sorry the photos are little dark. The sun had already set by the time I had a chance to take them.
This project should have been a simple one, but it was just one of those days when I couldn’t decide. The dresser started off with a medium-toned brown stain. Once sanded the beautiful, solid wood was revealed. I was so hesitant to add paint to this one. The wood was in perfect condition.
So I stained the top. But it just wasn’t feeling right.
Then it dawned on me that this may be the perfect dresser for my daughter’s room. It was the perfect size and matched the style of her bed. So I sanded it down a second time and painted it white to match her other furniture.
The jury is still out as to whether she actually wants this dresser to replace some other pieces in her room. If not, you’ll see it show up for sale in my Shop next week.
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