Back in the Saddle

Back in the Saddle
Ugh!  My blog feed was constipated all week and finally relieved itself yesterday, which you may have noticed by the sudden onslaught of new posts in your reader.  (Many thanks to Nick at Lindauer Designs for fixing the problem! What a nice guy. Virtual knuckle-bump!)   Anyway, the whole headache really screwed up my blogging mojo, so I’ll just try to finish off this weird week as best I can.  Here we go!
So Laura picked up this dresser on Craigslist, and don’t be fooled by its decent appearance.  Girlfriend had all kinds of chipped veneer and warpage to deal with, not to mention a dubious husband.  Aren’t they all?  She tamed the beast with Covington Blue from Benjamin Moore, paintable wallpaper and glaze, and the perfect knobs to finish it off.  And her husband was so pleased with the results he even asked her if she’d considered selling it.  That’s high praise in husband-talk.  
Check out the whole process on her blog Our Prairie Home.

I truly thought Clydia’s dresser here was identical to Laura’s up there, but that must have been the Halloween candy I’ve eaten for breakfast, lunch and dinner talking.  But they are pretty similar, and I love how different each of their results are.  The baskets in place of the missing drawers look great, they seem like they’ve been there all along!  See it on her blog Three Mango Seeds.
Thanks ladies! 
(and Nick!)


  1. October 28, 2011 / 6:03 PM

    Wow, glad the posts are back in the news feed! I was very confused!

  2. October 28, 2011 / 6:04 PM

    whew! I felt constipated right along with your blog feed — that must be a sign of something (not normal).
    looooooove both of those dressers!

  3. October 28, 2011 / 6:28 PM

    Love them both. So beautiful!

  4. October 28, 2011 / 6:52 PM

    No problem! Let me know if you need anything else!

  5. October 28, 2011 / 7:03 PM

    Yea for Nick!! Woot Woot!!


  6. October 28, 2011 / 7:25 PM

    Both are fantastic. Laura will be thrilled to see her dresser featured. I shouted it from the rooftop over at fb 😉 Have a super weekend Lindsey!!

  7. October 28, 2011 / 8:38 PM

    It is just so darn fun to view your before and afters. Only in my dreams could I do any of them.

  8. October 29, 2011 / 12:24 PM

    I am not a purist but it hurt to see someone covering up quarter sawn oak, but the last one was stunning. I would love that in my home.

  9. October 31, 2011 / 1:59 AM

    Thanks, Lindsey! Its so exciting to be featured on your blog! 😀

  10. November 1, 2011 / 7:31 PM

    Yay! I’m so excited you featured my dresser! Thanks! xoxo, Clydia

  11. Anonymous
    February 1, 2012 / 4:32 AM

    I was wondering where you got the decal for the top of the console? I don’t even know where to begin to start searching for something like this.

  12. July 25, 2012 / 2:35 PM

    I am smitten with the white chest. Also, the style of each cabinet. When I first saw this post, I found a chest on Craig’s List with the same style legs. It would have been a 2 hour drive from my house, however I should have gone anyway.

    I am still on the hunt!!

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