Friday, February 22, 2013

The "Ed Harris Dresser"

Hey! I'm going to be a vendor at the WildHare FleaMarket!
Woo Hoo!! Mark your calendars!
March 22nd & 23rd!
This dresser is actually part of a set,
I have an absolutely gorgeous bed frame (w/ curved foot board and all!) that matches it.
The bed was in awesome condition, the dresser,... not so much.
 On to the reason I call it the "Ed Harris Dresser..."
During the "prep" phase I discovered some writing under the bottom drawer.
Apparently the dresser once belonged to 17 year old Ed Harris.
On November 25, 1937 (Thanksgiving Day)
He felt so inspired to tell a little about himself,
on the bottom drawer of his dresser, no less.
Or was it his dresser?
Perhaps he helped build it??

I just love it when I stumble across these little bits of history...
It's so endearing...
And I would love to find Mr. Harris...
(if he's still alive, he would be 92-93)
and let him know I have his dresser.
Hopefully he wouldn't be too disappointed to see what I've done to it. ;)
I painted it in ASCP "Old Ochre" and "Pure White"
With clear and dark wax, and slight distressing.
Faith and I finished her quilt today, so I just had to photograph it... a lot. :) Sorry.
Some close-ups of the slight distressing...
And close-ups of the quilt... :):)
Faith pieced the top (mostly) and I quilted it.
I think it makes a wonderful photo prop. ;)
If you happen to know a 93 year old man named "Ed Harris," let me know! ;)
Have an awesome day!
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  1. This is so beautiful! I love finding bits of history on furniture. I love the colors you chose. I just got a piece of furniture that is very similar. Would love you to share this at my link party tomorrow - Silver Pennies Sundays!

  2. Danielle,
    I am one of your followers and just love the way you write and your talent! I have nominated you for the Liebster Award! You can find out all the details on my blog athomewithjemma.blogspot!!

  3. You've done another beautiful creation. Love the colors and love the quilt. Congrats to you both. (Did you notice the name on your previous comment? Jemma. Didn't think I would see another Jemma in the States besides our little Jemma. Cool.)


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