Saturday, September 22, 2012

Project Interruption - Butterflies and Dots

I know I said I would post a picture of the dresser in its sanded stage, but I had to change gears (the dresser project is going to be so large). I found a smaller piece at Goodwill a couple of weeks ago that I had started on before I found my dresser, and tonight I sort of finished it (? not sure if I consider it done yet). Anyways, here is the original piece.

I found it to be unusual - a wall hanging tissue box holder thingy.  Or something like that. It was copyrighted on the back in 1993 - and it looks like art work from 1993. When I bought it, I thought it would be a good piece to "practice" with. 

Here are a couple of other angles:

I suppose the artwork would work for some decors, but just not my taste. So off to sanding I went......

And the finished product....

I like "whimsy" - Mary Engelbreit was great in her day. Her designs always made me happy to look at. This piece does have some structural issues (pretty crooked here and there), but a fun piece nevertheless. I thought it would be cute for a girl's room or someone who just finds this "cute".  Rarely will you see "cute" come from me, but I felt this piece commanded cuteness. Agree?  Afterall, who wants blowing their nose to be serious? lol 

As I said earlier, I'm not sure this is complete. It seems to still need "something" but I don't know what yet. I'll give it another look tomorrow to see what comes to me.

I'm still trying to figure out what the two sections on the bottom would be used for.  I told you this was unusual!  Your comments are ALWAYS welcome!

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