Sunday, June 5, 2011

Antique dresser and an ornate mirror

Today I want to show you a piece that I worked on a while back ago and it is already sold. But I thought it might help some of you that might find a dresser that is in bad shape to show you that it still has some potential. 

In the beginning of our never ending winter I got this antique dresser.


Is that not the worse picture ever?!

I do believe that this day that I took it, the tempurature was waaaaaayyyyy in the negatives. So far in the negatives we forgot what the positives felt like. So that is why the picture was so bad because there was no way I was going to open that garage door to get some resemblance of natural light. Plus I am just a wimp in the winter.

Remember when I made my huge picture frames?



Well, this dresser was the cutting board for the project. I live on the edge that way. ;)

Notice the dresser on the left and you can kind of see how the bottom drawer is all wonky.


So sorry for the bad pictures, but you can see that it is brown and the bones of the piece were good.

So when it warmed up to at least in the 30s (which is what these people here call spring) I started working on this piece.

I took out the bottom two drawers and made shelves.

Then I added trim.



I stained the top and painted the rest white and added some big crystal knobs.




I love how the top is curvy.

Here is something else that I just got done. I got this mirror with a dresser, but the two didn't really look good together. Being the ever demanding person that I am, I declared them divorced and seperated them.

Here is the before (it is leaning against the dresser it came with). I will be showing you the dresser next week, I am still working on it.


And here is the after.


Isn't the power of paint just crazy?

Ok Chicagolanders let me know if you are interested in the mirror.

I am linking to these parties:


29 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

the dresser turned out beautifully! and love the color on the mirror!

Kat said...

Love them both! Good job!!! Miss seeing y'all....I wish you were going to TN this summer :( sniff sniff. Hopefully we will see you sooner than later!

Kari said...

This looks awesome!!!

Becolorful said...

I can see why the first dresser sold. It looks amazing. I love the color of the mirror and can't wait to see what you do with its dresser.
Pam @ BeColorful

Jaime said...

Katie so creative and a great way to prolong the life, it would be perfect with 4 big dark brown woven baskets in the open shelves area to complement the stained top.

ms1128 said...

I love the mirror. It's beautiful what color did you use?

A Lived in Home said...

They both look amazing!! The aqua color is gorgeous! What color is it?

Jessica said...

Wow! The dresser turned out so great and I love the blue for the mirror.
I have a old dresser I need to repaint. Thanks for the inspiration!

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Rosa @ Flutter Flutter said...

I'm not at all surprised that this is already sold!! Amazing job!

Kathryn Michelle Jenkins said...

wow. what a transformation! just lovely.

kathryn
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Lee Anne said...

I never tire of the different colors used to refurbish beautiful pieces of furniture. Thanks for sharing!

Jen @ My Own Road said...

Love the color of the mirror, one of my favorites!

Chrissie said...

I love the color on your mirror! How clever to turn the bottom of the dresser into shelves!

Carrie Mayer said...

That turquoise color is amazing!

Classy Clutter said...

What is the paint color of the mirror!?? JUST GORGEOUS! It matches my inspiration perfectly but I need to find that color!! It looks gorgeous! If I was closer to Chicago I'd snatch it up in a second!!!

I just posted about it here today:
http://classyclutter.blogspot.com/2011/06/totally-inspired-tuesday-by-mallory.html

XO, Mallory

Katie said...

Great job on the mirror! I love the color! I'm your newest follower and love your blog!

I would love if you'd link this up at Sew Woodsy today at our What's Up Wednesday's link party.

Kelli @ RTSM said...

I love the color on the mirror. What color is it?

Jessica @ O. Alouette said...

Oh I love this! The mirror is just beautiful - great color choice!

Duchess said...

both of them are lovely!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Came out great~ I love the mirror and the pop of color you chose! Would love for you to come share this at Feathered Nest Friday sometime! :)

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

I love them both!

Jessie said...

I am in love with that mirror!

Stephanie said...

I love both of them-I really like the idea of taking out the drawers on the dresser!!! Feeling very inspired right now! Thanks so much!

Okio B Designs said...

I swear I just got a mirror that looks like that - same color too. Love it! Found mine at a garage sale. Coming over from Frugal Friday and your newest follower!

Jeanine

Suzy www.savedbysuzy.blogspot.com said...

Love the color of the mirror. I'd buy it if I lived in Chicago!

Craftberry Bush said...

Gorgeous ! Have a great weekend!
Lucy

Butterbean Row said...

What a fabulous job you did of the dresser and mirror!

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