The history of the dresser: My friend’s parents got this dresser the year they were married in 1939. She remembers growing up with this dresser in her room. Her fondest memory is of mornings sitting on the vanity stool while her mother fixed her hair into a ponytail. She will put a framed picture of her on the dresser for her granddaughter to preserve this special memory.
The dresser was pulled out of a storage shed where it had been for 20 yearsawaiting its revival. It needed to be fixed in some areas but overall in good shape for an 82 year old piece of furniture.
My husband and I bought a 1946 Monopoly game when we were antiquing in Colorado. I love vintage games and am planning on designating an area in our restaurant for displaying games especially since I have a few from my childhood that I can’t seem to part with. I had the shadow box type frame already from an auction a long time ago which worked perfectly. All I had to do was take it apart to take the previous art work out, glue the Monopoly board down and all of the pieces. Since I’ve never been a big monopoly player I enlisted my sister to help me lay out the pieces to where it looked like a game in progress. I called my brother to tell him about this project and to reminisce about the time I played monopoly with him and his friends and they teased me about being put in jail and made me cry. (I think that is why I never really liked the game) The last thing I did was paint the frame the 1st coat black and then the 2nd coat red. So it has a two tone effect – black & red- once I distressed it. Then my husband attached the frame to the back board with his nail gun. Now I just have to get the wall ready that I am going to display this on which includes taking off wallpaper- Ugh! But I am motivated now that I have this 1st game project done.