We were lost in mountains of books and not enough bookshelves to put them on. Because storage is at a premium here in our tiny cottage, I’m always looking for ways to create more. I happened to mention this to my MIL, and she immediately gave me a chest of drawers to do with what I wanted.
This wasn’t just any chest of drawers. She had hand-painted this sweet little dresser for my Hubby when he was born. It was in need of a good paint job, as the finish had been damaged over the years.
Unfortunately, in my enthusiasm to paint the dresser, I didn’t take a before photo, but I did get a photo of the knobs. The chest originally wore a blue country finish with white washed details.
What’s truly wonderful about this piece is the hand-painted rabbits she created. I didn’t have the heart to cover them over, so I created ovals and circles for each cheeky rabbit to peek through.
Hey, Miss Castles Crowns and Cottages, aren’t you just loving the sweet little rabbit fellows? Miss Castles Crowns and Cottages is my SIL and she and my dear brother are rabbit aficionados. I know they will truly appreciate this piece.)
Glass knobs were added at the end, and voila! A sweet storage space to herd and store away roaming goodies.
Now I’m going to go curl up and read Miss Potter’s Peter Rabbit!