Friday, April 2, 2010

New Blog Design & A Risky Project

I'm so excited! Pete gave me a new blog design to be all "fancy." I think it is so "me." I did the best I could with the resources I had, but I just couldn't make the blog look like I wanted. Here's the old design (in case you are new or have a few foggy days like me :-)

AND... I have a new natural project to tease you with. My great grandmother's name was "Emma" and as part of being in the family, I received her dresser when we became homeowners. It is precious to me to have things that belonged to family. I never knew her but I feel connected to that side of the family every time I use it.

So, it is old. I have pondered and pondered whether to leave it in original (peeling paint) condition or give it a makeover. I knew I would love it more if it were more visually appealing. I know I can hear the avid watchers of "Antique Roadshow" screaming - "No, don't paint the 120+/- year old dresser!! You'll ruin the value!"

I know the monetary value will probably take a hit, but this is not an investment. It is a connection to my past. And if it is a more beautiful connection - I believe I will love it all the more. So, the riskiest project yet...the "Emma dresser" before with a zoom in on the wearing paint. Check back tomorrow (hopefully) to see the results.



Ashlee said...

That is a beautiful dresser. And i'm sure you'll make it even more beautiful!

p.s. Jon and I LOVE the antique roadshow :) don't worry i won't tell them your painting it ;)

Patty said...

I saw your link on Heavenly Homemakers about the sweetener Agave. I just made some bread that I used it in today. I was disappointed to find out that it was not so healthy. Anyway, I thought I would take a look at your blog. I enjoyed my visit. I hope your dresser turns out well. Blessings.

Carra said...

Yeah - it came as a blow to me too. I was such a big "agave fan" for quite a while but I do find that honey does quite a good job as well. I hope to be adding more honey recipes as I convert them.