Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Granddaughters and Commitment

I have two lovely, beautiful granddaughters.  My oldest granddaughter recently made her confirmation. My other beautiful granddaughter will make her confirmation in June. They have both spent two years taking CCD classes after school learning more about our Catholic faith and they have - and will- made a commitment to always try to be faithful. I'm so proud of both of them, for so many reasons, but this commitment warms my heart!

Anyway, I felt this effort deserved something special so I made my camper granddaughter a piece of furniture she'd been wanting for her room. She was expecting it would be painted white like everything else she has. So, it was fun to surprise her with something completely different!  Now she has plenty of storage for softball stuff, books and papers, and a shelf for pretty things and pictures. And the graphite, dark waxed, distressed finish with bits and pieces of red and white showing through is reminiscent of an old, much loved, handed-down-through-generations piece of furniture.  The pictures aren't great, but maybe you can get the idea.

Before drawer fronts and paint.  I used AS graphite paint and dark wax for the final finish.

Two BIG drawers with full extension guides so she can easily get to all of her softball uniforms and paraphernalia!
Top for showing off pretty things - This shows the most distressing with the reds and white showing through.
Handles from Hobby Lobby.  They started out an old bronze finish.  I added some red and black spray paint, covered that with white chalk paint.  Sanded so the colors show a bit, and then waxed with dark AS wax.  

She loved it, and that's all that matters.
(Hmmm, I wonder what my logger granddaughter will want me to make for her???)