Monday, June 13, 2011

A Makeover Project and a few Weekend Finds

I thought I would show you a dresser I worked on for Farm Chicks, but that never made it there.  Here’s a before picture without its drawers.  (I’m so bad at taking before pics.)

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This dresser was a craigslist find.  It was in sad shape and the top was peeling off, but I loved the cute legs and curvy detail at the bottom. It sat in my garage a couple years and I finally dragged it out to work on it.

Here is the after picture.

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I loved how it turned out. I gave it a creamy base coat and a couple coats of minty green paint I had leftover. I was going to put decals on each drawer, but loved just the one.  I even had a mirror that I gave the same treatment to.  Both pieces ended up at Monticello where they sold just a few days later.  Another dealer bought them for her daughter.  So sweet! I love projects like this.  As you may have noticed on my last post, my booth at FC was quite full, so it’s a good thing I didn’t bring this cutie along.

On Friday, I hit a few sales and a couple thrift stores and found some good stuff.  Here’s just some of the bigger items I scored.

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Got the brown desk, metal, scrolly pot holders, colander and lamp shade at estate sales, the chairs and lamp came from Value Village and the drawer box and giant flower basket came from Goodwill.  I ran into a dealer friend, Kay, at an estate sale and she had the shopping cart for me in her car. 

I also found some lovely Victorian buttons and some other small things that I have already forgotten.  Oops! Anyway, today I am headed into Stars with a big buffet that I scored awhile back.  I’ll make sure to take a picture to share with you on White Wednesday.  Happy Monday!

10 comments:

liz said...

Absolutely darling dresser!!! Nice job!! :) xoxo - liz

Into Vintage said...

Your dresser is perfect for a girls room. And I'm smiling about the cart in your friend's trunk:-)

Jenny Holiday said...

Ohhh the dresser turned out adorable! And yes..I agree...the one decal MAKES it!! :)

Wish we could have gotten to Farm Chicks!! Boo hoo!!...Next year!!!! :)

Happy Summer!
xo Jenny

Lisa of Lisa's Little House said...

CuteCuteCute...you have darling legs and a curvy bottom, too!
xxoo,

Gina at Vintage Junk in My Trunk said...

Your dresser is so sweet! Great job -- love the color and the decal.

A Cottage Muse said...

Whistle ~ Whistle...love that sweet dresser!!

Shab-n-Chic said...

LOVE the dresser and the fact you only her gave her 1 decal...good call! You sure have some great thrift shops. :)
-nancy

Vintage Station said...

Love that color! You'll have to come back into the shop...I've brought some wonderful French prayer books home and had you in mind!!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

I love that dresser! The color is fab, and the single decal is just perfect!
:)
~Becca~

bigeyedchick said...

LOVE the green dresser!! Just wondering...do you use vintage decals or reproductions? I can never seem to find vintage ones.

I just spent the last few days going over all the posts in your blog! LOVE IT!!!! :)

Laurel in MN