Monday, May 24, 2010

Sea-Side Dresser

I admittedly forgot the before shot again... but thankfully this dresser has a partner in it's crime of ugliness that betrays it's cute new look. Here is the yet-to-be painted vanity. It's clear that these antiques had seen some good days, but as of today they were in rough shape.


Like I mentioned with my last dresser, since we've been back home I've been feeling a little bit creative and felt like pulling out some other colors (besides white and grey) and adding a few personalized touches by hand painting.

Maybe it was my time spent re-connecting with the ocean, or the arrival of cottage season, but I really wanted to go beachy with this dresser.

Even though they aren't "necessary" on a waterfall dresser, I wanted to add really chunky glass knobs. No beach is complete without sea-glass!


The numbers are all hand painted and distressed for a fun touch. I love seeing dressers with numbers, particularly in kids rooms. It is such a good tool for learning and counting, or for us adults it is kind of a whimsical touch or a nod back to our days spent at the city pool.


I think the numbers would be great in a busy cottage where a single bedroom has 2 or 3 guest bunks in a room (like ours should have, it's like grand central station out there!).

But I would be happy to just let it sit in the living room forever more, bringing a smile whenever I walk by, reminding me of sunny days and cool water.

19 comments:

Leslie said...

love this.. gorgeous.

A Wedding Story said...

Looks fantastic!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I LOVE the way this dresser looks!! You are so creative. I never would have thought to mix blue drawers with a white dresser. Awesome job!

Little Lovables said...

love it, perfection.

jodi @ back40life said...

fabulous!

DrayaAnn said...

I LOVE the dresser. You might have just convinced me to keep a piece I have and do a take on this!

ELW said...

Beautiful dresser! I love waterfall furniture and you have made it even more lovely.

Sandy's Place said...

Holly, I love this dresser. What a fantastic combination of the blue & white and those numbered drawers just set it off. I have taken the plunge and set up a spray booth in my garage on the weekend. Only problem is I am finding the spray gun spits out too much paint. I may need to invest in a spray gun with a compressor. I guess its all just trial & error. Have a great day. Sandy x

betting_im_not said...

i have a very sad looking vanity very similar to the before photo. i'd love to paint it, but i'm terrified of the veneer! any suggestions?

pk @ Room Remix said...

Love it - especially that you added the #'s.

micah @ the yellow front door said...

It's beautiful!

Amanda said...

hello lovely. just because i've not commented in a while doesn't mean i haven't been lurking, er i mean enjoying your posts. :)

this dresser takes my breath away. everything about it, i love!

so pretty as usual...

tiffany said...

Oh I love the numbers! Gorgeous...

Beth said...

I love the idea of the numbers - too cool

Karen said...

I love this!

AnaLisa said...

This is so cute. I love this dresser. What a great idea to stick the numbers on it like that and the colors are fun too.

MichelleFull said...

I have a very similar dresser & vanity set....I'd love to see what you do with the vanity as I'm still debating my options...

- Brittany said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Dresser, take me away to the beach!!!

Brittany
http://www.prettyhandygirl.com

Mrs Aussie said...

I wanted to let you know i have featured your tutorial to my blog for my top "Numbered" Projects of 2011
i love your project great job and i wanted to share with my readers

http://ourlittlenestonthelake.blogspot.com/2012/01/my-2011-top-ten-diy-numbered-furniture.html


happy new year

Lorena

 
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