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Monday, July 9, 2012

Dresser Do Over

Once the garden is planted and underway I turn my attention to some of my painting projects. I wish I had been blogging 8 years ago when we bought the cottage, I would have had tons of furniture make overs projects to show.  I've painted dressers, tables, bookcases, hutches, and lots of chairs. Most of the inside furniture has been painted a creamy white or soft green. But my latest project for Andrea's closet is a bright pink. 


This dresser was a trash pick from the end of  last summer that I didn't have time to paint. Yes, someone left this cute little dress on the street. It had been spray painted black (never a good thing). The dresser is probably from the 60's when the white with gold trim French Provençal was all the rage.




It is bad when you start decorating the closets, but what the heck, why not.




I liked the drawer pulls that came with the dresser but they were had a gold cast to them and did not look good with the pink. The pink turned out a little brighten than I thought it would. It kind of glows in that white closet.




Since this is Andrea's closet I added some vintage New York City postcards.








I already had the mirrors, tray and postcards so the only thing I purchased was an 8 oz. jar of sample paints you see at the big box stores and the drawer pulls. It cost me only a little over $20.00! Don't you love those kind of projects…

Tell me about your favorite trash pick.

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A thank you to Nita at Mod Vintage Life for featuring our post last week on her Mod Mix Monday!

Also a thank you to the four wonderful bloggers over at All Star Block Party:

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50 comments:

Rosemary Aubut said...

Wow I love the pop of color you have certainly added interest to your space!

karen@somewhatquirky said...

I love the pink! And I like it that it glows! You got really great pics in a closet. I redid a closet and really want to post about it but I can't get a good picture to save my soul!

Deborah said...

a great 'do-over' and your photo history of the project is fantastic!

Jill Elaine said...

That is a totally cool makeover! Love it!

All Ways Designing said...

Oh my goodness - it's so much prettier now - great job!!

Jan ♥

Anonymous said...

Coud you pease tell us what the name of the color you used? It's fab!

Lynn Proctor said...

this is so pretty--i showed it to my daughter, who has been thinking of painting one of her dressers :)

Olive Cooper said...

That is a sexy closet. I hope I can say that here.

Cottage and Broome said...

To the anonymous blogger that wanted to know what paint I used…

It was Valspar (color sample size) Hint of Cherry #386769 from Lowe's.

Would you believe that 8 oz sample was enough for two coats of paint on the dresser, but I had to prime it first to cover the black.

Thanks, Laura

Leslie's Garden said...

Love the new color! I'm so jealous! That is exactly the size dresser I need for my bedroom and I haven't found it yet. Hopefully I will soon.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Now that's a stylish closet if I ever saw one!

Rosine said...

Hello Laura, what color is so mind! Unbelievable!
Like so much my chest very well!
Sincerely, the Rosine ♥♥♥

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Nobody ever gives away anything around here. Love that dresser pink!

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Bela decoração...Espectacular....
Cumprimentos

~ Liz ~ said...

The closet decorating is an idea whose time has come and you have ushered it right in with aplumb! Why would anyone choose a plain boring closet when they can linger and love it. Wonderful way to make the most of each and every moment.
Liz

Rosine said...

Hi Laura, I hope that sow the snapdragons and foxglove in my garden itself.
Come on always look forward to your blog!

Sincerely
the
Rosine

Beverly said...

Ooh, love that color. Great job.

What? I thought closets were for decorating. ;-) ♥

Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes said...

If you are crazy for decorating a closet, I guess I am too. I'm making a sewing room out of my big walk in closet. Needed a spot for my sewing table and fabric, and that was the only space I had I could close the door to when it got messy.

Love the bold but pretty color choice for the dresser.

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Now that is one good looking closet! I like the idea of decorating it. The chest is amazing especially considering how it looked before. Wish my closet was that clean and pretty! I need to get to work on it! --------- Shannon

Fabiana ~ Ciao! Newport Beach said...

I love how it turned out! The color and drawer pulls are fabulous...

ciao!

Gypsy Heart said...

Laura, it's just beautiful! The color looks "happy" to me and if you have space in a closet, I say go for it! I so wish I did...I'd do the same.

You are very talented with a paint brush my friend. Wanna come down & help me?

xo
Pat

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Beautiful dresser! I love the pink.

Dee

Priscilla said...

Good Job Dear! i enjoyed seeing it,

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suzyq said...

this is just beautiful! wish I had a closet big enough to do this with
happily your newest follower, would love to have you visit and follow back:)

Ewa Kelly-Miksa said...

wow, what a great transformation!

Something Special said...

Love the color, handles you put on the dresser and the little nook it sits in! Bravo!

Jana@Transformations From the Heart said...

Love the pop of pink color! It looks fabulous.

Buffi Neal said...

How great! I love the way that dresser turned out :)

New follower from the Blog Hop
-Buffi
My Wonderfully Dysfunctional Blog

Robin @ Happily Home, After said...

If the closet is bare and you have a spare piece of furniture ... why not decorate? A happier space + something being used and not stored are great things. Love the pink, glowing or not, its a great shade. I've been trying to figure out how to put a piece of furniture in my closet actually, so I'm envious that you have the space to do so.

Robin
happilyhomeafter.blogspot.com

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I LOVE IT!!!

andrea@townandprairie said...

It's like a hot pink kiss in the closet! So cool and funky!

RaNaeLuvsEwes said...

just lovely I came over from Brambleberry

Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

Hi Laura: I love that color--it made me smile! My favorite trash project was an old beat-up desk that my hubby found on the sidewalk--he cut it down and turned into a great makeup vanity for me--I love it. Take care--have a fantastic weekend!

Honey at 2805 said...

Love that color! It's a fabulous piece!

Thank you for sharing your creativity at Potpourri Friday!

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Laura!

This is sure to brighten any room... or closet. Love the old postcards and tray.

I have an old secretary desk in my close that I use as my makeup table. I have always put furniture in my closets when they are big enough.

Thanks for sharing at my party!

xoxo Bunny Jean
Wednesdays Bunny Hop Party!

Collette | Serendipity Handmade said...

Ooo...I'm jealous! It's so cute! Pink is my favorite color. It's just marvelous.

Ver said...

I want this in my room!
It looks so beautiful!

Full Circle Creations said...

Love the dresser. And the vintage postcards are great. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!

Holly

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Wow! That would certainly brighten up a closet! Love the shape of it; very cute! I bet Laura loves it. Happy Pinks! Thank you for stopping by and have a lovely weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

chubskulit said...

How beautiful! Visiting from Pink Saturday.

Polka Dot Pink
Have a great weekend.

Robyn said...

It really amazes me the things that people set out in the trash in this day an age of recycling and being green. Fabulous job on the treasure, such a great find! Love those vintage postcards too. Hope you have a fun pink saturday!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love pink in any shade, I don't think it is to bright at all...It's adorable! thank you for stopping by my guest post on the doggy bags.

Carol

eJoops said...

Oh so pretty! Happy Pink Saturday!

Yard Sale Find is my PINK share this week. Come and see.

bohemiannie! art said...

Love the remake! Many wouldn't be so brave to use this color...and I think it's way cool that you are.

Annesphamily said...

This is really lovely! I have a few pieces of my old bedroom furniture which was French Provencial! I think I may need to refinish them!

Leah H. said...

My daughter will like that dresser because it is PINK:)

Visiting for PF- hope you can stop by..

http://www.sweetposh.info/2012/07/pool-time.html

very merry vintage style said...

Great color. Love the shape of those old white and gold pieces--so curvy! Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!
Mary

Zena said...

Fantastic. Love the colors, I have made many furniture makeovers also

heather @ new house, new home, new life said...

Love the colour!!! What a great addition to this closet.

Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.

Sue said...

The color is just so sensual! Love it. Found you on the Must Love Junk linky party. :-) Sue

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