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Ok…first we have to start out with the {ugly, but free}

A wooden drawer painted mint green

Which turned out to look like this underneath…

Wooden drawer half sanded revealing nice wood under mint green paint

so that the set looked like this…

Three wooden drawers with inlaid pattern

and now they look like this!

Finished wooden dresser with three inlaid drawers


Two yellow summer squash

The first two little squash of the summer, which ended up sauteed with sausage and fresh basil for dinner.

Yellow summer squash sauteed with sausage and fresh basil


Close-up of wooden drawer photographed with flash

It was so hot today that I didn’t want to open the shades even to let in enough light to photograph the dresser properly!


Boards with old paint scraped and ready to be painted

One of the things I really, really dislike is scraping paint, but sometimes it just has to be done…

round button chicken

4 Comments Add yours

  1. LT says:

    that is a wonderful dresser especially for the price. good job on the refinishing. : ) Have a great 4th of July weekend!

    1. dwellrichly says:

      Thanks! If you figure in all the hours stripping and sanding and staining, it’s not so “free” but now that it’s done, I prefer not to think about that! 😉

  2. Lisa G. says:

    What a treasure you found under that paint!!

    (there’s a great recipe in the June Country Living for yellow summer squash, which I shouldn’t tell you, but I will. Anyway, I’ve altered it, so maybe that’s okay.

    Slice them lengthwise and lay on baking sheet, cut sides up. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, oregano and drizzle with olive oil. Bake till cooked. Then, sprinkle with toasted pignoli and feta cheese while hot. Delish! I’ve also done it with walnuts. And I may try other types of cheese. So easy.

    1. dwellrichly says:

      Sounds delicious! I hope the bugs will leave mine alone long enough to try it out!

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