This belongs in a nursery - with a pink chandelier and pink satin drapes
Oh how I would love to stage a room around this piece................
So if you remember I purchased this some time ago
as beautiful as it looks ( to me anyway! ) this dresser was in pretty rough shape - the vendor apologized
for it's condition - but for me this is one of those once in a life time treasures and I would have loved to have
kept it ( I'd like to keep every piece I do - something definitely wrong with the " letting go " process, lol )
so I ended up doing a sort of white wash and ended up with this
the intention was to keep it in my dining room - but you know how things go - something else ended up
in it's place and I just don't have the room for it anymore - so the conversion began once again.
First came a couple of appliques on the 2 small top drawers - and some chrystal knobs for some
" baby bling " ( start them young I always say )
Next came a couple of appliques to cover the original key holes which were in really bad condition -
normally they are a feature I know - but not in this case - the brass fittings were gone and so
they were just messy looking holes -
and that's how the harlequin pattern was born - it just seemed the right thing to do - to follow the pattern
from the appliques.
I painted the handles on the bottom 2 drawers to match the dresser - and added a little stencilling
in the corners.........................
If that wasn't enough - I started on the top
| leave me alone already! what are you doing to me now????|
Around the perimeter of the dresser top - and then distressed
Next I did a mirror - last year I scored 2 Debbie Travis mirrors on sale for 20.00 each - they were
an oak color - but I knew one day I could use them for something - yesterday was the day - and here
is the something I used one of them for
and if I haven't bombarded you with enough photos yet - here are some more
Lookit the legs on this beauty!
Random thought - John says North Americans ( he's from England originally ) always say Lookit -
to which I replied - we certainly do not...............but I've noticed I do say it - hmmm - never noticed
that really - but at least I don't call a housecoat a dressing gown - I mean who calls it that uggghhhh.
" where's my dressing gown Suzan "
" I don't know John - ask your " valet " dear chap "
Ok a couple of more photos and you can get back to more important things, lol
as if I am a pro - it's hilarious to see me -
they always look so perfect through the lens when I snap them - and I get all excited and think
" yeah - you're getting this girl " and they never appear the way they did -
There must be something wrong with my camera, lol
( and btw does anyone else have issues with batteries? My God, I am constantly changing them )
One last time
finished - it still needs to be waxed - and I can see the bottom drawer harlequin pattern
has not been sanded yet -
And because beauty is strictly on the outside in this case - here's what lies within...........
She is getting brand new drawer bottoms tomorrow - and then she's ready to go
An antique beauty for a little princess -
This really was labor intensive but now I know what they mean by " labor of love " I loved every moment of this makeover.
Hush little baby,
Don't say a word..........................
Have a good weekend all
She's ready to Party!!!
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