Dec 10, 2012

French Chic Dresser


This dresser has been a long time in the works.  I rescued  it (seriously!) at the end of September, you can read more about that adventure here.


I actually got it painted up pretty quick, it was ready to go at Thanksgiving (Canadian, that is, which was October 8).  However, I wasn't satisfied with the knobs.  To me, they looked like pineapples, and they just seemed too big for the dresser. And besides, who wants pineapples on their dresser?



 So, I ordered some crystal knobs off of ebay.  Then waited for them to arrive... and then waited some more.  They ended up taking about 5 weeks. 

This is how it looked like before I started to work on it:


The graphic on the top drawer is courtesy of the Graphics Fairy (where else, right?) 
I transferred the graphic using the same method that I used on my french script coffee table, except that this time, I wanted a really crisp image, so I used sharpies. 



This chest of drawers is fairly simple, but it does have some pretty details.



That's technically Christmas wrapping paper in the drawers.  I found it at Canadian Tire, but I think you could get away with using it all year round.  I'm always on the lookout for pretty wrapping and wallpaper to use as drawer liner, I think it adds a nice touch to the finished piece. 


When I took these pictures on Friday, it was overcast, and I was planning on taking more when the sun came out, but I ended up selling it yesterday, and the sun still hasn't come out. 





Hope everyone's Christmas prep is going well!  Lately, I've been making a few handmade gifts. I probably shouldn't share them on here though, because who knows who'll be reading this right ?

Linking to:
Primitive & Proper 
Domestically Speaking
Southern Lovely
The Shabby Creek Cottage
The 36th Avenue
My Repurposed Life
Finding Fabulous
Miss Mustard Seed
The Shabby Nest
Funky Junk Interiors

12 comments:

  1. Part of what I don't like about blogging is I want to post what I made/bought for people and I know they might see :) Your dresser is another great transformation! Happy Holidays!

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  2. Pretty dresser, now that you have rehabbed it and I'm not surprised it sold so quickly!

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  3. SO cute! Love that dark top with the white, it's one of my favorite looks.

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  4. i love that little lacy like detail at the bottom!

    if you find a moment, stop by and enter my giveaway, we'd love to have you.

    smiles.

    michele

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  5. it's beautiful! i love those details at the bottom! they were lost in the before.

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  6. Beautiful job! I love the graphics you added on the top drawer.

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  7. SO pretty!!
    Love the graphics and of course, the crystal knobs....

    Hahaha, pinapples!!(and they are huge!)
    I'm glad you changed them, the dresser's thanking you!lol

    Have a wonderful holiday season:)

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  8. I jumped to your site through MMS. I just love a piece that is simple and yet beautiful and you have totally nailed it with this dresser. Lovely work. Thanks for linking.

    Small House / Big Sky Donna
    White Oak Studio Designs/Hand-Painted Vintage Furniture Transformations
    BLOG: http://smallhouseunderabigsky.wordpress.com
    Facebook: donnaallgaierlamberti@facebook.com

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  9. OMG - I live in Southern Ontario! Love your dresser -how long ago did you find this wrapping paper??? I love it. Jann

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  10. Hi Jann, I found the wrapping paper at the beginning of December... Hopefully you can still find it at your store! Good luck!

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  11. LOVE HOW THE DRESSER TURNED OUT AND I WOULD LOVE TO FEATURE IT, PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF ITS OK,
    LAUREN

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