Thursday, June 20, 2013

Dainty Dresser

Post by Katie

I found this pretty little dresser at an estate sales.  It was one of those rare awesome estate sales with really cool stuff AND reasonable prices.

Well it didn't start out so pretty, it had a really bad paint job, huge yellow drips down the back and all.  The handles were all turned wrong because they were missing the tiny nail at the bottom, but they were all there(I almost always forget to take the before pic until I had already started).  The drawers worked, nothing broken, and the price was right.  

So I got to work, as always, sand, prime, clean, two coats of paint, distress, clean, add a little character, and put those lovely handles back on.

I decided to do stenciled numbers again.  Yeah it's been done, but it's a way to add a little character, and I just really like it.

I painted it in our Cottage White, and Paris Gray for the stenciling.  I think it's so pretty and feminine with it's legs showing and curvy little skirt.  I left the original handles untouched.

Here she is before...


Here she is all dressed up at the Cottage...











Thanks so much for stoppin'

                                                                                Katie

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22 comments:

Brooke Larsen said...

I love the numbers on this dresser. Come link up at my Paint Party! http://startathome.blogspot.com/2013/06/paint-party.html

HOpe to see you soon
Brooke

Pamela said...

Katie I adore this dresser! If I lived near y'all I would be in so much trouble!;) Thanx for partying at my place.

Suzan Sweatman said...

What a beauty!!!
That stencilling is just perfection - beautiful job!
XOX

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great job, Katie! Love the numbers and love that hardware. Glad you kept it. Such a sweet dresser, too. It looks like the perfect size to call into use anywhere in someone's home.

Spittin-Toad said...

Oh I love it...Had to pin it to my "Awesome Furniture"Board. :)
Denise

Lynn@FernAvenueBlog said...

It turned out lovely! I also love the numbers added to it for the character... Stopped by via From My Front Porch To Yours!!

LittleMyoo said...

I love it!! I love the stenciling and just the perfect amount of distressing!

-andi

sweetvintageofmine said...

LOVE those Estate sales with great stuff and prices!! Your chest is darling...lots of charm!! Blessings~~~have a wonderful weekend and thanks for visiting! Roxie

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Wow, what a transformation! I love it!

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Wow, love your lil dresser, she came out so lovely, very striking and love the numbers stenciled on her. Very nice...........you do awesome work.

blessings, Nellie

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

This is so pretty. I love it and the numbers are perfect. Beautiful redo. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Jeannie and Linda said...

I am always amazed by the difference a little paint makes. How nice this is.
Jeannie

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

It turned out darling~ thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

Ivy and Elephants said...

I absolutely cannot believe that this is the same dresser. It is beautiful! This is such an awesome post. I would love it if you would share this post at our WIW linky party. Hope you can join us!

Paula
ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Wow, love your dresser! What a great transformation. The numbered drawers are such a cute idea!

Faye Rainbolt said...

Thank you so much for hosting!

Faye Rainbolt said...

Thank you for hosting, we really appreciate it!

Faye Rainbolt said...

Thanks!!:)

Faye Rainbolt said...

Thank you, I love all your comments thx so much

Lisa Lynn said...

Very pretty! Thanks so much for sharing on The Creative HomeAcre Hop! Hope you can join us again today at:
http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/06/the-creative-homeacre-hop-22.html

Sherry Thecharmofhome said...

Oh, this is fantastic!! You are being featured tomorrow at the Home Sweet Home party! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Lauren Davison said...

wow! what a transformation, I typically do not like when people paint numbers onto drawers or write on them, but I LOVE this one!!! Great job!-Lauren

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