Monday, February 11, 2013

Subway Dresser

The above is " look out " point here in Montreal - since Montreal ( originally Mount Royal ) was built on a mountain you can drive to the top of the mountain and look out over downtown...............
I used to love sitting there with a baguette on my lunch hour,
I may or may not have kissed a boy up there in the 70's.

an homage to my home town ( get it - homage - french word - Montreal ? )

I still call it Park the rest of the English - but Ave du Parc has a nice ring to it............
And it's how it now appears on the street signs...................
I simply stencilled all of the fonts onto the dresser fronts and then filled them in with a silver Sharpie.

I painted it with ASCP - Graphite - no distressing at all ( except for the handles )
This is a redo - of a redo - but was really quick - probably took all of 2 hours to do..................

and the before

Have a good Monday All - had computer problems here last night - that has taken me till now to figure out!
Thanks so much to the following awesome bloggers for featuring this dresser!  It's beyond thrilling!
Knick of Time
Green Willow Pond
The Ironstone Nest

Partying With!!!
The Dedicated House                             Coastal Charm                     Classy Clutter
Cedar Hill Ranch                                    twelveOeight                        Homestories A to Z
Kathy with an E                                     Cupcakes and Crinoline        Knick of Time
Salt Tree                                                Homework                          Not Just a Housewife
It's so very Cheri                                    PJH Designs                        The Winthrop Chronicles
Shades of Amber                                   The Ironstone Nest              Elizabeth and Co.
The DIY Dreamer                                 Clean and Scentsible             Savvy Southern Style
DIY by Design                                       Domestically Speaking          Green Willow Pond
Adorned from Above                            No Minimalist Here               Have a daily cup of Mrs. Olson
Stonegable                                            Beyond the Picket Fence
The Shabby Creek Cottage                   Bloom                                   Katherine's Corner
The Charm of Home                              Common Ground                  French Country Cottage
Craftionary                                            Shabby Art Boutique             My Romantic Home
One Artsy Mama                                  Miss Mustard Seed                Shabby Nest
Simple Home Life                                 Funky Junk Interiors               I should be mopping the floor
Alderberry Hill                                      The Honeysuckle Bus Stop     Bernideen's Tea Time


  1. Glad you got your computer issues fixed (those are the worst!). Your work is great, like always, and that lookout point is really, really pretty.

  2. Love it! I'm sharing this on fb for my Montreal born sister in law to see and pinning. Suzan kissed a boy and she liked it. te he he

  3. Oh I really love this piece. What a great idea Suzan. I absolutely love that view boy kissing in my past though...well, not from that vantage point.

  4. Love this project-I can hardly believe the before picture.
    Fabulous job!

  5. Very cool, love the lettering. What a great shot from the "mountain."

  6. I am in love with that graphite color. The graphics are the right touch. Will you include all the places you kissed a boy in future projects? Won't John mind?

  7. Well you know I love it, and I'm pinning it too.


  8. luff it very city like hope your having a good monday

  9. Où est la bibliothèque? Ok I'll stop showing off my grade 7 french! The dresser is Tres Jolie!

    1. La bibliotheque est dans Montreal lol...............
      Merci a vous!!!
      I love doing subway dressers!

  10. Love the dresser! And I really would like to see Canada someday - preferably in the summer!

  11. Ah yes! Great family memories, that lookout point! We used to go for Sunday drives and sometimes we'd end up in Westmount to gawk at the rich people's mansions. We'd end up at that lookout point or the one on the other side. I loved looking out at the city, especially at night.

    That dresser was nices, but it sure needed cleaning up. You did a great job with it!


  12. Another lovely piece! I wish I had your mad-skills ~ I have so many pieces that are just begging for a makeover.

    Thanks so much for linking up to Project Inspire{d} and have a fabulous week!

    ~hugs, Mary Beth~

  13. Man Suzan, you just keep me coming back for more! This piece is yet another awesome one. I love that it has local meaning for you. Link it up pretty please?


  14. as usual you did a beautiful job .are you keeping this one or selling it-love dee x

  15. Hi Suzan!!

    Beautiful Montreal!!!

    The dresser is absolutely beautiful!!!! I love that coal color. The
    before and the after is really cool to look at. The transformation is

    Kissed a boy or two? NNNOOO!!!!!


  16. Lovely dresser! I love the grey and white lettering :) Awesome job!


  17. Ahhhh...this is one beautiful chest! Thank you for sharing it at my party.


  18. oh that's awesome. I loooooove it. And I mentioned you in my post today. Heh heh

    1. Thanks Kammy!!! Already commented on your post!

  19. Love the graphite...turned out beautifully!

  20. Well this is very lovely! I guess the jack-booted language police won't be paying you a visit!!!

  21. Suzan, this is gorgeous and fabulous and I really want it!! Thank you so much for sharing at Pretty Things this week!!

    xo, Tanya

  22. I love it! I used to go to school in Montreal and I really miss it {especially the food and the shopping!!} Hope you have a wonderful week!
    jenn :)

  23. It's gorgeous and such an amazing transformation.

  24. Love, love, love this! What an incredible transformation!

  25. Holy Cow.....this is so awesome. You did such a great job on it. I have a perfect dresser to do this on but I don't do very good with a stencil..mine is messy...Love yours.

  26. Wow, you are so talented! I can hardly believe its the same dresser!

    Happy Valentines day!

  27. Very cute Suzan. I really like how the silver words pop. I'm leaning more to the may have kissed a boy. lol! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  28. love it. thank you for adding your wonderful blog to the Thursday Favorite Things hop. xo

  29. Computer woes are not fun! But your dresser is amazing!

  30. Hi Suzan, your chest turned out beautiful! You make it sound so simple but I'm not so sure. Thanks so much for sharing at Transformed Tuesday. Hugs, Peggy

  31. Oh WOW!!! What a transformation!!! Love it!!

    Thanks so much for partying at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! Can't wait to see what you link up tomorrow evening!! xoxo

  32. You. did. AWESOME! What a transformation! Thanks for sharing.

    I'd love for you to link this up for Moonshine Monday!

    Thanks, chick!
    Amber @ The Honeysuckle Bus Stop

  33. that dresser is so darling - I'm sure you will inspire many with this!

  34. Wow! I love it your dresser! It turned out great.


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