Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Botanical Beauty

Monday was an extremely productive day! Not only did I get through my list, but I also finished a second 9 drawer dresser. Since that dresser is now one of my favorites I thought I would share it first.

This dresser was in really great shape to begin with so I didn't want to dent, ding and wear it down too dramatically. I actually really love the engravings on the drawer fronts, which resemble vines to me so I decided to play up that aspect. I could just envision this dresser and it's aged brass pulls in a sunroom, garden shed, or a glamorous green house (would love to find one of those!). Or then again it would look just lovely in any living room, kitchen or dining room.







34 comments:

Erin said...

Like always, absolutely stunning transformation! The engravings are quite beautiful!

Suzy said...

I love all the greenery you placed upon it!

Lynett said...

That really is a great piece! Fabulous as always!

mrs.markley said...

I have an armoire, 9 drawer dresser and a hutch sitting in my garage just waiting for me to test out my new spray gun on. Where oh where do you find the fabulous hardware that you use?

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

No way!!! That is gorgeous! I love the whole dispaly, too!
~Nancy

Meredith said...

This has me TOTALLY convinced that we should paint a dresser set that we've inherited. Unfortunately, my husband just won't agree to it!

paula said...

I just adore how you saw that and thought beautiful... it sure is now.

Ashley's Thrifty Living said...

Beautiful transformation!

A Touch of Country said...

Magnificent! Love the pulls too with the numbers. Where did you buy them?

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Another amazing transformation. I love the way the carved detail looks with the white paint.

Haydee said...

I hope you can help..I've been in a painting furniture nightmare. What spray gun do you use? I've tried sanding priming with oil base primer and painting and the finish is just not great(and paint is peeling) I've tried spray painting...but it ends up needing too many cans which makes it too expensive (and the piece smells like toxic fumes) I'm about to scrap my whole project and throw it all in the dump..HEELLLPPPP!!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

You have given me hope that I can transform my UGLY dresser into something beautiful like you have done here! Thanks for the photos. This is exciting!

Yansy said...

Love the transformation. You always do such a fantastic job.

Miss I "Dew" said...

WOW that looks great!!!!

Megan said...

wow it looks stunning! i'm curious to know what your steps are in the process? i can't believe that you can start and finish painting a piece of furniture in one day! i thought you had to wait for it to dry before painting more coats? do you sand? do you prime? how many coats of paint do you paint? how long do you wait in between coats?

Ann Marie said...

Hi! I am new here..
After I did a post today.. a friend gave me your address and told me I would like your blog.. and I do! I love white and I love that you recycle the furniture to make it lovely! :)

Lovely piece! Lovely Blog!
I'm a follower!

L.Duncan said...

As always, you did a fantastic job! Oh how I wish I lived near you so I could get some of these pieces

angela said...

This turned out so beautifully! You always find the most wonderful pieces to finish. Great work!

Courtney said...

wow Holly. You do amazing things!!!

How-To Gal said...

Wow. Gorgeous!!

Cindy said...

Ahhhh! That is Fantastic!

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

An award for you on my Junkologie blog!

Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

Whisperwood Cottage was correct, amazing transformation!! Janna

Taryn said...

Looks awesome. I love green though- so that might influence my opinion.

Better After said...

you continue to amaze me!

MrsKBJ said...

Very pretty! I am sure this will have a home real soon!

vanessa said...

Great Job as always! I always love seeing your transformations, but your styling always puts them over the top! You should become a stylist for a magazine.

14footceilings said...

I love the hardware you used!

hopeful #1 said...

Looks great! I love the details on that piece!

Little Lovables said...

it's lovely! what do you do with all of the handles? I actually liked the handles on this one.

Rebecca said...

Ummm Ok this just might be my new favorite piece!! (tied with the bookcase and the beauty with the bowed drawers!). Love the white with contrasing brass handles. I was so excited to see all your new transformations when I got home from Vegas!

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Love it! My favorite part has to be the pulls!!!!

Busy-Family said...

Holly, you are quite an inspiration! I love your sense of style.

Lauren said...

i am just IN LOVE with it!!! so gorgeous!!!

 
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