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Monday, May 18, 2015

A Non-Soap Related Post

Several weeks ago, as I was on my way to work, I came across this dresser on the side of the road with a "Free" sign on it.  As I was on my bike and had to get to work, there was nothing I could do about it but sigh and ride on.  I got a couple more blocks away and thought, "I could call Jeff and have him go get it!"

So I pulled to the side of the road, dug out my phone and placed the call.

Me:  "Are you busy?"
Jeff somewhat warily:  "I guess."  Knowing that even if he were EXTREMELY busy, I would still ask him to do something.
Me:  "So, there's this really cool dresser a couple blocks from the house with a "Free" sign on it.  Will you take my car and go get it?"
Jeff: "I guess."

Here's what I found when I came home later that day!  Another project!

I quickly ordered some milk paint, wheels for the bottom, and new pulls.  And then I waited for everything to arrive, patiently.

Finally this past weekend I had everything I needed to begin working on the dresser.  I figured I would devote all of Saturday and maybe Sunday to painting it and stripping the top.

Here it is pictured without the drawers and before I did anything to it other than put on the new wheels.

Here's the top of the dresser before I started stripping it.  Looks promising....

As it turned out, this project went really smooth and I was pretty much finished with it, other than adding more coats of Minwax to the top, after a couple hours.

Here's what the top of the dresser looked like once I finished it.

Pretty nice!  I believe it's burled maple.

I painted the base of the dresser in Miss Mustard Seed Shutter Gray milk paint and distressed it a little.

I also added the new glass pulls that I purchased off of Etsy.

I'm quite pleased with the result especially since it was free!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Sharpologist Review!

We here at Lora's Beauty and LB-Equipment love reviews of our products!  Check out the latest review from Sharpologist of LB-Equipment's Beard OilMug-o-Beer Bar, and Shaving Soap.

"it is safe to say that I liked the products offered here, especially in light of the quality stuff you’ll be putting on to your skin."

Monday, May 11, 2015

Lovely Soap

If you will die for me,
I will die for you and our graves will be like two lovers washing their clothes together in a laundromat If you will bring the soap I will bring the bleach.

~Richard Brautigan

Pictured: Himalayan Salt Bar Soap. Just $5 per artisan bar!