Friday, December 4, 2009

Project complete...2 years late.

I have had this on my to-do list for, seriously, 2 years. I kept thinking it would be a good winter project. Unfortunately, those seem to really stack up and by the time winter rolls around, I have 10 months worth of projects. Well, I finally just decided to get this done (and ignore the 3 foot-tall stack of material waiting to be sewn into various garments).

Caleb's room is full of all sorts of animal prints. We purchased unfinished furniture for him a long time ago (back when we were city dwellers and I had all the time in the world) for me to paint. I painted his dresser and desk with each drawer sporting a different print. I was really pleased with the results. Over the years, I've added a few more things which I've also painted, such as a shelf and a set of wooden letters spelling out his name. When we remodeled the kitchen, I new exactly what I wanted to do with the old oak kitchen ceiling fan that no longer matched the new look. I'd move it to Caleb's room and paint it. I also replaced the glass over the light bulbs, since they were a little frilly.
I'm happy with the way it turned out. I had to turn the flash off because it kept reflecting off the lacquer finish, so it is a little dark, but there is one blade each of zebra, tiger, giraffe, and leopard.


sarah in the woods said...

That is amazing! I'd love to see the dresser too.

Nancy M. said...

It looks wonderful! I'll be he loves it!

Emily said...

Oh, neat. I wonder what it looks like spinning.