Wednesday, February 16, 2011

I'm in love!

I know...I know. I've said it about other pieces but this truly is my favorite piece so far.

I picked up this beaute off of Craigslist for $25, which was a steal! I searched and searched for a dresser just like this at the right price! Jackpot!


I posted about this dresser here and I originally thought that two tone was the way to go...dark walnut top with a creamy white, distressed base. But it was not to be. There were three holes in the top where a mirror once sat and a few major dings that would've caused me to sand through the veneer. I was bummed, but then I had a vision....I would use this piece as an inspiration for my mom cave (that I'm s-l-o-w-l-y putting together).

Here is what I came up with:

And staged in a better area...the room she's going to live in is currently a HIDEOUS blue and would not bring out her true beauty:

The large drawers have pulls from Home Goods. The small drawers retained the original pulls:



And because I'm so smitten, a few parting shots. This piece is certainly staying with me...she's the inspiration for my mom cave...and now I'm REALLY motivated to make progress on that room!



Thanks for making it through this long post!
~Allison

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27 comments:

Judy said...

What a beauty. I love her lines. You did an amazing job on the dresser. Great find.

A Vintage Vine said...

WOW! This is good! You amaze me!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

ooh love the color scheme of this one!!!! beautiful, allison!

Brandi said...

Wow Allison, you are really good at this! I love the colors!

jandjhome said...

I love the color combination. What a beautiful piece of furniture.

Tara Lauren said...

Looks fabulous!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Love the color combination! It really brings out the details - so pretty!

Chrissie said...

Awesome! I love what you have done with this piece. The two tone is perfect. I think at least every other piece I do is my new favorite, LOL.

Tammy said...

looks great, i love gray. my link party is going on until tomorrow night if you want to share.

http://typeadecorating.blogspot.com/2011/02/anything-goes-party-4.html

MMB Creations said...

You have been nominated for the Stylish Blogger Award: http://mmbcreations.blogspot.com/2011/02/stylish-blogger-award.html

Denise said...

Really beautiful job.


Denise
Extreme Personal Measures

Biljana said...

Great job, I love it, so beautiful:-)
Hugs, Biljana

Cristie said...

Love the detail on this dresser. The blue looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That is a great piece and I look forward to seeing your mom cave. Thanks for linking this up.

Kim @ It's a Crafty Life said...

This turned out great! I didn't even know they had knobs at Home Goods, I'm going to have look around a little more next time I go.

Sincerely said...

I'm so jealous! What a great craigslist find. I love the way you chose to refinish it. I think I might have to look into a two colored piece! It's much bolder than just a stained top and painted base. I understand why it's your favorite!

Best,
Ashleigh

Sherry said...

That is beautiful! Those colors are really great right now. Nice job.
Sherry

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

Great job!!!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Wow, super great colors--love the details! Thanks for linking up to Beyond The Picket Fence.

willowcreek said...

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Jen T said...

That is beautiful- what a great find & pretty paint! JenT

Meg said...

Ahhh, I love the knobs! The color choice is so unique and wonderful! Great job.

Judy said...

I featured this on my blog today (from the party last week). Please stop by and pick up your "I've been featured" button when you get a chance. Hope you join in the party again.

Terrie said...

Love the remake and the color tone.

Amanda said...

This is great, the colours are amazing!

Tammy said...

i featured you at my party this week, make sure you grab a feature button off the button page, and if you have anything you want to share this week please do!

http://typeadecorating.blogspot.com/2011/02/anything-goes-party-5.html

Alyssa said...

Awesome! I do the same! Furniture rehabs are the best!! Great work ;)Alyssa of Boston Bee