Spring Break

Ahhh…Spring Break!

A time for sun, sand, surf…

…for many people, but not for us!  Unlike most people heading south, we head north to visit family.  Therefore, we have had a Spring Break with cool temps, snow showers and lots of mud.

It’s been great!

I even got to complete an unexpected project.  In crashing at my in-laws, we temporarily displaced my niece who lives in the basement suite.  As a token of our appreciation, we decided to get her a dresser.  (Twenty-year-old beauties with a great sense of fashion always need an extra dresser.)

I perused the local Craigslist and found this “beauty”…


I thought it was cute and would be a simple cosmetic fix.

Famous last words!

Aaron had to repair the tracks on the bottom drawers, and my dad did some gluing on one that had a split side.  The previous painter hadn’t been super careful about drips, and the paint was pretty gummy.  The hardware was hideous, and there was a weird plastic laminate faux wood sheet on the top.

Chalk paint to the rescue!  Wanting to complete in a two-day window, I had to take some short cuts in the prep work.  I had planned to put some French typography across the top, but didn’t have the time to make that happen.  I opted for a crown, because Dominique has always wanted to be a princess!  It’s a little more juvenile looking than I wanted, but it’s cute.

Here’s the final product..




About macfishreed

I'm a former country girl living in the suburbs with my four guys. I enjoy re-using, re-inventing and re-imagining just about anything!
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3 Responses to Spring Break

  1. Shannon says:

    This is adorable and I’m sure she loved it! Great job!!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. The Camp director says:

    A beautiful job!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. macfishreed says:

    Thanks, Ladies!


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