This complex, Victorian scraps decoupaged trunk was scuffed and scraped all over. The obvious love and attention to detail that the original craftsperson put into this is amazing!
A small paintbrush, lots of patience, raw umber paint, dab-dab-dab, a bit of over-lacquer . . . what a thing of beauty! I'm not very talented at making anything, but I do enjoy some restoration. This was particularly gratifying. Does it look over 100 years old?
It's taken us awhile to get back to the chalkboard project--was searching for just the right moulding to trim the top of it. From, quite literally, a big hole in the wall to antique slate chalkboard for our kitchen . . . now our "to do" list can't be ignored!
before (well, actually after hole was filled in) . . .
. . . and happily every after!