Thursday, May 24, 2007

Dresser Makeover

I mentioned in a previous post that I would have a BIG makeover to show you soon.

Well, here it is! I had this old pine dresser from the early 1980's..... I just knew that, with a little work, it could be made over into something beautiful, to be used in our living room.





So I primed it, painted it, added glass knobs to replace the old brass ones......
And then came the most fun part ~~ decorating it in the romantic style that I love!

I'm glad I decided to make it over instead of throw it out!
I'm happy with it!





43 comments:

Paula said...

Hi Becca, Oh my! How gorgeous!!!! Thank you for sharing this incredible makeover! You are so talented and have such a gift for decorating romantically! It is really amazing how white paint can transform a piece of furniture. I love how you decorated it! The lace, dishes, candles, flowers and frame are just beautiful! I love how you filled those two drawers with lace, hankies, flowers, plates and pearls! So very lovely and sweet!!! Beautifully done!! Blessings, Paula

Nancy Jo said...

Boy Becca that sure came out nice. Where are you going to Put it? What a change you made to a plain piece, to something really special.
NANCY JO

Lizzie said...

Becca, this is beautiful! You are so talented and creative! I am going to stay on the lookout for this type dresser, I would love to find one to refinish, too.

Mrs. G said...

why it doesn't even look like the same piece! :)

what a lovely job you did :)

Rosemary said...

Beautiful!! You did a wonderful job.
Don't you just love the way some white paint and glass knobs can make such a difference?
I just wanted to let you know that I ordered some cards from your etsy shop today.
Thanks,
Rosemary

IsabellasCloset said...

Oh my gosh! What a beautiful makeover.. I love it. Such a great idea filling the drawers with gorgeous goodies! You are good :-} ~Mary~

Holly said...

Wow, Becca! What a difference a coat of paint and a little fluffy color makes! I've seen these a hundred times, never would have thought they could look so pretty. Great job.

Simply Me Art said...

Thank you for stopping into my site. Yours is beautiful, the peonies are incredible. I would love to grow them. Jamie

Bethany said...

Oh it's really gorgeous what you did!! I always say, much to my families amusemant, that everything dark and clunky can look better with some white paint but oh man!! You went above and beyond that in what you did...I LOVE IT!

Betty Jo said...

Becca what a gorgeous transformation! I adore your new dresser. What kind of primer and paint did you use; brand, finish, etc? xoxo

Clare said...

Oh WOW! You have transformed it into a beautiful peice of furniture! I am always amazed how 'brown' furniture can be made into something lovely with a lick of paint!

Stephanie said...

Becca ~ WoW!!! I love it. That is beautiful. Your finishing touches, the lace,knobs, partially open drawers, are all great. Now I want to see the rest of your living room!

Thanks for sharing & inspiring!

Stephanie

Southern Heart said...

Beautiful transformation...amazing! You did a wonderful job!

Have a great weekend!

Andrea

Erin Earls said...

OH My Gosh!! That is so Beautiful!!!! I think I am in love! Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful!

Genevieve Olsen said...

Becca, that is so pretty! It is amazing what a little paint, knobs and elbow grease can accomplish! Beautiful!!!!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Becca, what a wonderful make-over!!
It looks gorgeous, and the best part is, all it took was some paint!

When I used to sell "shabby" furniture, these pieces always sold immediately, and for hundreds of dollars! This was a thrifty and GREAT idea!
Lidy

Tautchia said...

Wow! What an amazing transformation! It's beautiful.

Eileen of Eileen's Porcelain & Treasures said...

It's absolutely gorgeous! I love the decorations you've placed on it! It is definately transformed into beauty!

Eileen

Anonymous said...

I used to have a dresser like that in the 80s...sold the whole bedroom set when we moved to a smaller house. I love to transform old, gunky, brown furniture & shelves. I bought a brown scratched up brown low dresser for $20 at a yard sale & did the white paint make-over - it really comes alive. I'm working on a desk now & some chairs from the thrift stores - a bargain at $3 each. Everything has potential. Your's looks just like you see in the shabby chic shops with the pretties spilling out. Great job!
tammy

Daughter of the King said...

oh....the beauty of WHITE paint...this is simply beautiful....so elegant.

Sonia ~ C. Crafts & Collectibles said...

Oh, my word!! Becca, it looks gorgeous. I love it!! You did a great job.
Sonia

PEA said...

Oh Becca, the dresser turned out beautifully!!! And I so love the way you decorated it! You have such a knack for making everything look so dainty and romantic, I love it!!! xox

Garden_Antqs said...

Becca: Thanks for stopping by. What a pretty makeover. Have a great weekend, Theresa

Ele said...

You have such wonderful vision and are so talented. That dresser gives me such inspiration. Remarkably gorgeous!
Ele

Niesz Vintage Home said...

WOW!!! What a difference!

I had a very similar dresser/hutch when I was a teen. (late 70's-80's).
I loved it at the time, but then the whole set (dresser/4-post bed/chest) just seemed so heavy and big.
I wish I would have kept it now, and just painted it all white like yours.

BEAUTIFUL!!

Kimberly :)

Betty said...

Becca, How beautiful......Great job.
Thanks for stopping by and visitin with me. Also, for the sweet comment about our grandson...Betty

OhSoVintage said...

What an amazing transformation, no wonder you wanted to show it off. You have inspired me to definitely do a makeover on a mahogany dresser I have which I don't like anymore. If it turns out half as nice as yours has I'll be pleased.

Garden_Antqs said...

Becca: Big Happy Birthday to you today!! Hope you got lots of goodies and your day is special!!
Theresa

Rhoda said...

Becca, that's a wonderful redo. I know you must be thrilled...it's so perfectly cottagey!

RHoda

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Not everyone can see the "cottage" that is lurking inside some of those dark hunks of furniture! Good job of finding it in there!

Caleen said...

I love it!!! I had the same dresser my husband and I bought in the 80's too.. I kept it till we had
used every piece and put it in the junk pile out on our street and now I could kick myself because I wish I would have done what you have done... It looks new again and a brighter and
fresh version of the 80's.... That is
a great way to use and reuse what you have... I need to remember this lesson!

Paula said...

Hi Sweet Becca! So glad you visited me! Thank you for all your kind words! I did not paint those gorgeous signs, though I would love to paint like that! A sweet and talented lady on ebay painted those. I just love to look at these photos of your makeover! I have several pieces of dark furniture that I hope my dear hubby would be willing to paint white. Again, you did a beautiful job with the painting and all the decorating! Blessings, Paula

She'sSewPretty said...

That is so pretty. I have a big oak china cabinet I want to paint white. I'm going to show my husband your dresser and convince him to let me paint it.

Rosy pink said...

This is very pretty you did a great job, I really love the look of it, maybe I can do the same with my old dresser.

~Susie~ said...

excellent!!!!
please tell us how you did it,I have been wanting to do my old dresser but I'm not sure how to do about it..

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Oh Becca, that dresser came out just gorgeous. I love makeover projects. Great Job!

Sharon Kay said...

Oh how I love the new look. It is beautiful.not only the new look but the way you finished the look.....I have an old dresser and you just inspired me..........

The French Nest said...

Your dresseer looks beautiful! The white paint just freshens it right up and gives it a shabby chic look...I love it!

Merci-Notes said...

Hi Becca!
Your dressser is beautiful! I am a very big fan of reusing if at all possible, it is very very rewarding...I bet you agree! : )
With Kindness,
Mary

Susan P. said...

Absolutely incredible, Becca! You have taken a tired, worn out old piece and TRANSFORMED it into something absolutely lovely. You are so talented with your decorating skills!

Sweet Roses & Vintage Chiq said...

Thank you for the nice comment on my blog! Just had to came over and pay you a visit...
Is that your old pine dresser???? Wow what a transformation! It's gorgeous! I love it! (makes me want to paint! LOL)

Trisha said...

Unbelievable! You did such a fabulous job. I would not recognize that it was the same piece of furniture! Kudos!

Charmingdesigns said...

I love love love your gift wrapping. your cabnet is beautiful!
Laurie