Monday, January 18, 2010

I was hoping to share a desk, dresser and nightstand today, but a rare thing has occured: I was not happy with my handles! I am going to fix it and hopefully have something for you guys tomorrow, but in the meantime here is an antique dresser I finished last week~

The before is the guy right behind the propane tank


This was a dresser in GREAT shape! No major dents, scratches, the drawers are in impecible shape and it still has it's charming castor feet.


This is actually the second dresser I have done like this. I did one about 3 months ago for a nursery and it was stunning so I was thrilled to stumble onto a second one that is virtually identical.

The knobs are off another antique dresser I redid, but were not original to this one. They are really charming poppy shaped pulls.






I can't believe I had forgotten about this little painting I found while thrifting about a year before Wren was born. It is a hand painted Little Bo-Peep and a knitted lamb. I think I may have to hang it permanently in Wren's room~

21 comments:

Jenski, PhD said...

Just found you through another blog - Your before and after pictures are great! I may have to attempt to refinish a whole bunch of inherited furniture this summer. :-)

Randi said...

Hi Holly...
Another lovely romantic piece! I'm in love with everything you've done.

Take Care
Randi

Randi said...

P.S.
I can't wait to see what you do with that darling little drop leaf hiding in the background!!!

;) Randi

LifeBegins@Thirty said...

Oh my - I have almost that exact dresser! Picked it up at a garage sale this summer and it has been waiting to be painted. This has definitely inspired me to get going!

Do you use a semi-gloss latex paint?

tiffany said...

The dresser is darling--I love the caster feet too! And what a little treasure the Little Bo Peep picture is!

Mary said...

Once again...gorgeous! ~mary~

Amanda said...

My newest (furniture) obsession is litttle lovely dressers like this one... haven't found one with caster feet just yet, nor have I found a real spot to put another one but yours is beautiful and romantic as always.

P.S. Snagged a few more Brockhampton knobs today at Anthro. The price tag? $2.95 I'm itching so bad to get to painting our master furniture so I can finally use them!

nameisgrace said...

every time i see one of your before and afters, i wish so badly that you lived closer!!!! that bo peep artwork is just darling too. perfect for little wren:) have a wonderful week!

sissie said...

Hello Holly,
That piece turned out so pretty,
sweet and romantic. Perfect for any room.
I also love the nursery print, it's lovely.

L84sky said...

I had that exact same dresser growing up, caster feet and all. It has been passed around my family and painted many different shades...wow!!

Christine said...

I love the handles and the dresser looks amazing!

Sara Dean said...

I love your blog and look forward to your posts! You have inspired me to refinish a couple of pieces of my own! I wish you lived in TX, I'm sure I'd be your biggest customer!

Breeanna said...

I am definitely envious of your time... I am a college student with a strong desire to redo furniture. If I could I would be doing it now... just any time I can. Unfortunately I live in a small apt and am always working on homework!!!

Love what you do.
Breeanna www.simplyelegance.org

Sharon said...

I'm sure you've mentioned this before in your blog, but I'm kind of new here...but, do you use a sprayer to paint your furniture? If so, what kind? Any tips?

Stephanie said...

So inspiring - as always! Love what you do, and I love what it makes me wanna jump into. Thanks for the before and afters =)

**Frugal Contessa** said...

Adorable Holly!! Love the Lollia candles too.

april francom said...

So Beautiful!!!! What kind of sander do you use?? Thanks! :)

Hamptontoes said...

Holly,
Love it! Also, the artwork is perfection for a little girls room!

Queen "B" said...

Aloha Holly,
I just want you to know how much I enjoy visiting your blog! love your romanticist factor...it shines through your creativity in your finished pieces..inspiring and thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated
Aloha hugs from across the sea
Brandi

Relatively Ririe said...

Hi,
I wanted to ask where you find all of those fabulous antique books in your after pics!

Kristin said...

Love the caster feet. It's so romantic. Another lovely piece!

 
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