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Red Dresser

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Granny B. , my 101 year old  Grandmother gave me this dresser almost 30 years ago.  It was the first piece of furniture I ever attempted to restore.  Scott and I had it in each apartment when we lived in  Williamsburg, Virginia, Raleigh and Wake Forest, N.C, then clear out to Chicago, Illinois where we lived a short 14 months.  As I recall, it was one of t w o pieces of “bedroom” furniture we owned. Fast forward to Greensboro, N.C. (with a brief one year stay in Elkin, N.C.), Lane Scott came home for Thanksgiving break to find this dresser, which she claimed about 10 years ago,  bright red.

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The Red Chair Project

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Step 1: look for months for chairs you love, that are in “the budget”. craig’s list comes through and i  lived to tell about it (fear of a craig’s list-type killer as unsuspecting suburban housewife tries to find a good deal on chairs)
Step 2: let them sit around in garage for 3 months or more until you become…”inspired”
Step 3: rip off previous seating and cushions with bare hands
Step 4: Find some funky bold fabric and paint chairs emperors silk red
Step 5: Bring in my man Robert to do some serious upholstery work…have i said how much i love this guy?
Step 6: figure out what am i gonna do in the rest of the dining room…to be continued…

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