Thursday, September 10, 2009

Welcome to the Striped phase!


Van Gogh, Picasso, all artists have periods of preferred styles right? About 2 nights ago my Mom was over and out of the blue suggested that I try hand painting details onto various pieces. In that instant a lightening bolt of inspiration hit me for a dresser that has been completely painted for close to 3 weeks now but that I have not felt was really done. I decided to combine my love of turquoise and stripes and here is what happened:



To give it a "beach cabana" feel I distressed just the blue paint so that it was slightly faded in spots and the white shows through in others.




29 comments:

Rachel said...

Very lovely!!

Oh, I finished my diy dresser. Go check it out when you get the chance!

Jess Constable said...

Ah! That's so awesome, I had the same inspiration for my fall lines earlier this spring. Stripes! So cool. Great minds think alike :)

Lindsey @ Better After said...

I heart this.

Jenna said...

Gorgeous!

Krista & Ben said...

I too heart turquoise and stripes and would love to have one of these for my very own!

Charlotte said...

okay...you took this little white dresser from ordinary to extraordinary!! loving the variation of spacing and width on the stripes...the color..perfect! xox

Jen said...

It reminds me of a vintage life preserver! It's perfect, love it as always.

Rachel said...

This is rockin! and a beauty at the same time! I love seeing your work Holly!

Rebecca said...

Great idea!!! Looks like those run in your family!!! Wren looks adorable in her striped shirt too!

cousin Deb said...

It's totally gorgeous!

julie said...

wonderful! i love stripes!

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Another beauty! That's why you are the queen!

Amy

Erin said...

LOVE those turquoise stripes! They make all the difference!

Taryn said...

your dressers are so lovely. Where do you put them all?

Miss I "Dew" said...

So adorable!

Rebecca said...

so pretty!
Reminds me of a PB dresser with similar stripes that i was lusting over!

hopeful #1 said...

I love it! You did a great job and I adore the pictures of Wren too!

Elise said...

Oh WOW, this is a great post & you have the most gorgeously beautiful site here. I had to stop by to leave this comment for you – and to say hello of course ! Your posts are creative and original and you have interesting pictures. It's all perfect ! Thank you for sharing your site and best wishes... Happy weekend....

lifeinbenziecounty said...

stunning dresser. I have so many dresser/table/chair projects this winter, I am going to snapp up your good ideas and try them myself. I am in love, heehee

Little Lovables said...

It's perfect!

Suzy said...

Ooo looks very nice, the distressing on it looks good too. I love the flowers that you placed on top - just the finishing touch!

Annie said...

Love it! There is nothing I love more than a piece of furniture refurbished/re-purposed to something fresh and new! You totally inspired me to finish sanding the dresser out in my garage!

angela said...

Gorgeous. Very unexpected, and just plain perfect. You are a genious.

ailie said...

All of your work is beautiful! I am so inspired every time I look at your blog. If you don't mind me asking, what kind of brushes/rollers do you use to paint your furniture pieces?

Lisa Leonard said...

looove it. and the painting. and the little chickie.

AniDoll said...

Seriously... I cannot stand how adorable your daughter is... seriously, it kills me!!! shes SUCH A CUTIE!!!

Also, Love the stripped look :)
your dressers are looking great!!

Michelle (Three Men and a Lady) said...

OK Holly, I've been STALKING thrift stores in my area and cannot find what you might consider affordable furniture. I can't find anything worthwhile for under $80.00 and it's nothing close to the stuff you're finding. Seriously, how do you find such great deals on furniture? What stores or places are you getting your furniture? Please share.

Lea Liz said...

I have just found your blog through another that I read and I love it!! I love how you do everything in white, my dream house would be in all white!! I tried decorating a beachy feel when we first moved in and I havent done a very good job! I love the dress, so pretty!! I loev your dining room too!! I am now going to follow!!

Magic Brush said...

I love, love, love redoing dressers! This is a peach!

 
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