Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Today I was cleaning out my bedroom,yes you did hear that dreaded word "CLEANING" and suddenly realised I hadn't taken a photo of a project I did a few years ago.This project has a story behind it and it goes something like this.... I went to a clearing sale(and you're scratching head wondering what the hell is a clearing sale).Let me explain.It's like a humongus garage sale except the garage gets sold as well as the car,the tractor.... you get my drift! Anyway I digress.I bidded on this old medicine cabinet that had the mirror in the door and my hubby and father-in-law both looked at me and shook their respective heads asking me why I was bidding for something that was falling apart.Well I said to them I can see it's potential.They just muttered,shook their heads and slowly inched away from me as the bidding began.Of course I was the highest bidder,ending up paying the pricely sum of $10 dollars,what a bargain.
After much begging and pleading my father-in-law grudgeingly took the offending item home,took out the mirror and sanded it for me.When it finally came back,all I had to so was stain and varnish it before replacing the mirror with a stitchery panel I'd made from a pattern I'd fallen in love with and now this beautiful work of art takes pride of place on my bedroom dresser.I think it's potential is truly shining now it's had a face lift.