Shawn has in her collection of treasures her Grandmother’s sewing cabinet. As a graduate of the School of Heavy Use, that wooden chest needed some TLC. Shawn has planned to refinish the piece for some time, so while she traveled last week, I began the work.
I inspected, disassembled, repaired, and reassembled. I sanded the old finish off and worked that wood until it was smooth as a baby’s behind. Shawn returned to find her cabinet ready for priming and painting. What vibrant color would she choose?
Shawn chose a technique called “crackle painting”. The finished product looks like … an old piece of furniture with peeling paint. Now that’s irony. The cabinet looks great!
Life’s knocks and bangs have a way of cracking through our top coat, letting our inner color shine forth. I’ve met some who display their age and experience with dignity, and their example motivates me to push forward.
“Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained by living a godly life.”
Proverbs 16:31 (NLT)
Grandma’s sewing cabinet is ready to begin a new life of utility … once I apply the varnish and reinstall the drawer pulls.