Decorating is endless.
Cooking never ends.
Gardens are always changing.
And best of all shopping goes on and on!

Hence the name,
Open Ended!

Sunday, May 16, 2010


...what I've been working on!

I long to be a better picture taker.
The color just didn't really show up as it is.

You see, this very awesome dresser is
an awful greenish color.

But look at the lines.
Love the curvy legs and the pretty little handles.
And get this... it's 5 1/2 feet tall.
I can't even see into the top drawer.
It's a little to high for me.

Oh, did I tell you it's a puke-green color.

My daughter-in-law Kelly and I found this
little beauty at an off the wall place in
down town Chicago.
Called Nadeau.
It has all kinds of funky imported furniture.
Kelly found two fun night stands
for her guest room.
Just as we were getting ready to leave
I spotted this unusually tall dresser.

And... I just so happen
to be looking for a piece for my
shabby chic guest room.
So far, I have brought home several pieces
for this space, only to return them.
But...this piece could work.
Did I mention it's a very ugly green color!

I bought it anyway!!


So now it's time to get to work.

First I sand the heck out of it.

Next I primed it.
Then 2 coats of Benjamin Moore,
White Dove OC-17, eggshell paint.
Now time to distress it a little.
So I sand here and there.
Finally I cover it with a coat of
Johnson Paste Wax.
Buff it like crazy.
Throw the hardware back on.

And Tah Dah.....

I have this really great white,
distressed, 5 1/2 ft. tall,
shabby chic look'n, awesome dresser!

It was a lot of work but
I'm love'n it!!

Now to finish it up with a lamp, picture or
a little something fun!

Happy Monday to you my friend.