I dreamt I was at a fabulous estate sale. So far, so good, right? But every time I picked up an item I wanted to buy, something happened so that I couldn't. First another customer grabbed it out of my hands.
Then someone told me about another room full of goodies, and I put what I was holding by the cash station. I followed them down a long hall, only to find there was nothing in the room. Of course when I went back to the cash station, my item was gone!
I woke up in a cold sweat. What a nightmare!
Hmmm....you think the dream might have something to do with my self-imposed moratorium on buying anything until I finish some of the big pieces I have?
Or maybe its something deeper. Like I'm searching for something I can't attain...like a neat and clean garage and basement!
I've got to tell you, this not shopping hasn't been easy. I'm having withdrawals.
But I'm determined not to buy anything until I move some of the pieces in the basement and garage. I had big plans to get a set of dressers done over the weekend.
Remember, I was working on this one.
These dressers have been the project from H E double toothpicks since I first bought them on Craigslist.
First, somehow I lost the mirror screws for both pieces. I couldn't find any at Home Depot, so I ordered some from Rockler.
I had to buy a couple of replacement knobs that matched the existing ones. No problem since they were the simple wood knobs.
But I lost those too. They're probably with the mirror screws. I'm sure I put them somewhere "safe." So off I went to Home Depot again to buy another set.
Then the bottom of one of the drawers split, and I had to get it replaced. Since it was curved, it wasn't something I could do myself.
On the bottom of another drawer was decades old contact paper. It would not come off easily. Finally I got desperate and used Goof Off with an Exacto blade.
It came off.
But now I have Exacto blade gouges on the bottom of the drawer.
I eventually got to the point where I was ready to paint. I wanted to paint the mahogany dressers white.
But ... you guessed it ... bleed-through.
And this wasn't your typical bleed-through in just a couple of spots. This bleed-through was all over the dresser. Weird little spots on the top.
And big swatches elsewhere.
No problem, I thought. I'll just use my Shellac trick. But for the first time, the Shellac trick let me down.
My husband wanted to know why I was swearing and crying in the basement.
I told him I hate these dressers.
He just didn't understand.
Anyway, so now I'm not sure what to do other than strip the whole thing; which I don't want to have to do.
I'm thinking of painting another, darker color over the white, but I don't know what color. I need to make sure the bleed-through doesn't show through it, so it has to be pretty dark.
In the meantime I'm at a standstill. These are two of the biggest pieces I have in my basement, and I need to get them done before I can move on to other pieces.
Any ideas? I need help! (In more ways than one, obviously!) :)