Thursday, December 3, 2009


A few years ago my husband Matthew saved this dresser from the dump. (We both have a habit of returning from the dump with something.) I don't take things anymore, because a mean man told me not to. Apparently scrap metal is very precious, especially when you sell it to the Chinese. Matt turned the dresser over to me, and last year I painted it a burnt orange topped with a black glaze. It sat this way for a while, then I decided it needed 'embellishment'. This is my first really successful 'reclaimed furniture' attempt. The pattern is from a very old book my Mom gave me called 'Early American Decorating Patterns'. It is a classic Pennsylvania Dutch design, which I just love.

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