Sunday, March 18, 2012

The tale of Ole Bess

My vintage vanity or “Ole Bess” as I have come to call her - has been with me since I was a 3rd grader. I can’t say 100% however, my guess is that this little beauty came from 1920’s.

To my mother’s delight as a youngster I stuck stickers on her, labeled my drawers one year with tape and a magic marker; you know the rather typical things a child does from time to time. Nonetheless I have drug her around with me these many years – mainly letting her live in storage and so unloved! Just over a year ago she again saw the light of day.


Without further ado… 
 

 


There is that handy hubby thing again :)


Oooo lala! 


We used tung oil...
I suggest using polyurethane if your vanity will be around alot of makeup and hairspray.
Its just more durable. 

 

Monday, March 12, 2012

The tale of my girl cave

This is what she looked like before we purchased  - just need a wee bit of "vision" ... check!


A handy hubby ... check!




Don't forget to lend that man a hand...


~ First go around ~
Not quite right - but we can't rush this little project!

Things are starting to look up


Come right on in :)


 
To be continued ...