Saturday, September 29, 2007

Come and stay a while....

Randy got me this old yellow dresser. From a thrift store. For when we have guests, they won't have to live out of their suitcases...(yes, he is a nice guy...)

It had flower stickers all over it, probably lovingly put on by one of it's former owners.

I immediately loved the color but not so much the flower stickers. They weren't the pretty, shabby-chic ones that I would have kept, but one's that Marsha Brady would have put on.

I like vintage...don't get me wrong. But I don't think of the 70's as quite vintage ...yet.

So we peeled off all the old stickers one by one. And I left it alone, naked and sad, for about a month.

I was trying that , you know, SIMPLIFY thing.

Less is more... huh? I never quite understood that...I mean less is ....uh, less. If less looks better, then just say so. Don't try to be all clever and say "less is more".....that's just stupid.

Anyway, I had some of these neat-o rub-on words.

And I love words. I have signs up all over my house. Really love words. Like in the kitchen, I have a sign that says "Kitchen"! Love it!

I also have a daughter that is very practical . And literal. Hi April. ( me waving)

She looked at the kitchen sign and said "Oh, so you'll know where you are?"

Humph. Sometimes I just wonder....is she mine or did I carry her for a friend....

OK, so back to the dresser. Or chest of drawers.

That reminds me of when I went on a business trip to New England. I saw a sign outside of a little furniture store that was advertising a sale on Chester Draws.....Really! It said that! I laughed so hard I snorted.

Hey, I should name this one..... Chester!!

Sorry, I am rambling...I put on the rub-on words and viola! A really neat yellow dresser with words! (Now that I say that out loud, it
doesn't sound quite as neat..)

But, I love it. Randy was, let's say, inquisitive as to why we had spent all that time removing stickers, when I was going to put more on.....

Poor, poor Randy...had to explain the difference between stickers (tacky, out dated, Marsha Brady..70's provoking) and rub-ons....(new, hip, trendy, thought-provoking...)

Oh well, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

And I behold this as beautiful!
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3 comments:

BonnieRose said...

love that dressser!! I want one!!!!!!!!

The Tattered Nest said...

the dresser turned out great! did you use the rub on words? just got your comment about being tagged...I got some thinkin to do!

Layle said...

Wow Colleen, the dresser looks fabulous!!