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Well you know what they say… imitation is the best form of flattery! I am a huge fan of European grain sacks, so when I saw this dresser on Pinterest I absolutely fell in love with it… and UMMMM, well… copied it! Isn’t it gorgeous?! Kathleen of Musings From A French Cottage is certainly very talented. I also love the hardware she chose – the black is such a nice contrast with the red and old white. grain sack dresser1

The victim for my version was this little rocking chair that my daughter  spotted at one of our thrift store “stops” during the summer.  It was in rough shape. Literally. The seat had a very bumpy surface with many small cracks in the wood. I covered it with a huge amount of wood filler and gave it a good sanding. Can you spot the dead spider? christmas decor 004

Little Ugly Duckling Jr. then helped me paint it in ASCP old white. We used painters tape to add the grain sack stripes with red acrylic paint. I distressed the whole thing and then used my new FAT Paint bees wax to finish it off. I also happened to have a No. 7 stencil (similar to the one on the grain sack dresser – although I think the talented Kathleen did it free hand), and I’m loving it!! IMGP9411IMGP9424IMGP9421IMGP9423IMGP9422IMGP9419

PicMonkey CollageDo you love grain sacks as much as I do?

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