Monday, June 25, 2012

Drawers, drawers

Before I get to the quick redo, I thought I would catch you up.  Tomorrow is hopefully my last ever chemo treatment!!!  It is bittersweet.  I am happy to eventually grow my hair back, say goodbye to this port, and get rid of the fatigue.  At the same time, it is comforting to know that this medicine (poison) is killing the cancer.  I get three weeks off before my double mastectomy and placement of the tissue expanders.  I found out on Friday that I have the privilege of getting 28 radiation treatments.  I pretty much knew that would be the case since I have 4 tumors, the BRAC2 gene mutation, one tumor showed aggressive growth, and I am only 36.  I know radiation can produce less than optimal reconstruction results due to damage on the skin but I am hoping for the best.  I was just wanting to give those interested an update.

Now, on to the redo! 

I came across this and just knew it was calling my name. 

Did I need it?  No but knew it needed me.  To transform this with minimal work, the answer would be chalk paint.  I used my mixture of old white and aubusson blue.  Two coats later with some clear and dark wax to age it.  Then, gave the handles a shot of oil rubbed spray paint.  Now, I have drawers and drawers. 

I'm not sure what I'll do with it or where I'll put it but for now I'll just look at it and enjoy it.

Sharing over at:


  1. Love the transformation. I have one that is similar, but my dh made it for me. Mine was copied from a tea box.

  2. You can never have too many drawers! It looks great.

  3. I'm so happy to hear you are done with chemo :o) Your little set of drawers turned out great too! Happy Wednesday!


I would really enjoy knowing what you think. I love getting your comments!