My husband always helps me when he can. He helps with the prep work, repairs, etc. However, I'm sort of a control freak and would never let him paint. That apparently threatened his pride just a little.
So, after this chifferobe sat in our garage for MONTHS I finally told him to have at it. I already had everything picked out, all he had to do was paint.
I did the the hinges, stenciling, and put on the hardware.
I'm not like most people down here in Alabama when it comes to football. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy football season, but really it's a good excuse for me to spend time with my friends, fire up the grill, and maybe have a nice cold drink. The last football game I remember sitting through was in high school as a majorette. My allegiance, however, is with Alabama.
I don't care what the quarter back's name is or who they are playing this week. I don't even care to watch most of the game. I'm just happy when they win. Especially when they win against Auburn... & when they win the National Championship
(say that in a quiet, mumbling, not trying to rub it in voice =)
I know people that would lose friends over a football game.. much less paint a dresser with the rival teams colors and put their name on it.
Good thing for the Marks family, I am not one of those people and when I was asked to do this piece I was more than excited (even though I'm a little partial to crimson and white).
Here are some before pics that Regina emailed to me for a quote:
It had gotten eaten up by something. Not quite sure what.
Here are a few progress pics:
(She needed a lot of Simply Salvaged love)
(after the 1st coat of paint...not bad, huh?)
And after all of the love:
Alabama fan or not, I'm happy to have my name stamped across this piece and I'm so thankful that Regina pulled it out and let me bring it back to life for her family to enjoy for many more years.