Friday, May 20, 2011

A French Dresser

I just finished painting this dresser for quilter extraordinaire, Stephanie.  It's going in her entryway and I hope it looks fantastic in her space!  Every time I have to take sandpaper to a newly finished project, I cringe.  It's so hard to rough up something I just spent so much time trying to get as smooth and perfect as possible.  Fortunately, she only wanted a minimal amount :)  I think it turned out perfect.

Here's the craigslist listing photo of it before.





Yesterday I finally got around to painting the little girls' twin beds.  Zac's been out-of-town all week, but he'll be back tomorrow {phew!} and I already have him committed to taking down the old bed and setting up the new Saturday afternoon.  Can't wait!

Also, if you're like me, and a sucker for the French Provincial style, I Heart Mesa has a dresser very similar to the one above listed in their weekly Craigslist Collection.  And for only $80 bucks too!

Last thing...I would love to turn my Furniture Share page into a photo gallery {with 3 photos across}.  Anybody know how to do that???

Have a great weekend and thanks for reading :)
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25 comments:

  1. I so love your work - I'm curious how you got your start painting furniture and where you do your (fabulous) work.

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  2. It looks beautiful, great job!

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  3. I love this soooo much! I painted mine teal. THinking of changing it to white. But since I already have a white dresser, not sure if that's a good idea!

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  4. Oh Natalie, you're breaking my heart with this one! I found an almost identical dresser a few weeks ago for $25 at the thrift store and my husband talked me out of it . . . and look what I could have done with it! AAAH! Shopper's regret :-( It looks fantastic!

    Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

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  5. Absolutely adore this tone of white with the gold / brassy handles.
    Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

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  6. Lucky me! I love this dresser and can't wait to start accessorizing. A little bling never hurts! I've got my son-in-law, Chris, pondering on how to hang that mirror. He'll figure it out. Thanks again, Natalie. It's perfect!

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  7. Oh my goodness what a wonderful transformation! You really did an awesome job!

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  8. I have almost the exact same dresser sitting in my garage can you explain the steps to a perfect paint job like yours?

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  9. Just Beautiful, Those French Provencial dressers- are so amzing and my fav..
    Love it-Great Job
    Karryann

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  10. Fabulous! I have a french dresser that could use a makeover. YOu've inspired me to get out the paint.

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  11. Your dresser redo is beautiful. I just bought an ugly (in need of some major TLC) dresser at Goodwill over the weekend. I found your link on Funky Junk and this is exactly what I want to do with mine! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  12. Can I just tell you I am in LOVE with this dresser! This is exactly what I want in my little girls room, love it! You're amazing!

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  13. Yum! Love how this turned out.

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  14. I love the soft white on this one. I left a comment on another piece of yours. I like your work, and just became a follower. Stop by and visit me when you get a chance. I'd like to email pieces for your furniture share.

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  15. Absolutely beautiful !! I'm sure that the new owner is thrilled with her new piece !! I just painted every single piece of furniture in my dining room white (distressed and glazed) ... it's addicting, isn't it? *Becca* (your newest follower)

    www.adventuresindecorating1.blogspot.com

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  16. Looks great. I've had my eye on some French provencial pieces to redo -- just waiting for a good deal!

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  17. OMG this is fabulous! I just purchased the exact same dresser today with the same plans in mind. I also got the matching headboard too. :) Thanks for sharing!

    ~ Jess
    http://sugar-bloom.blogspot.com/

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  18. So pretty! I love the minimal distressing. The lines of this dresser speak for themselves :)

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  19. What a score! I love how you refinished it. Great job!

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  20. Gorgeous! I did one similar a while back, and now I'm wishing I chose I lighter color!

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  21. I have the cousin to this piece!!!! I am pretty sure I blogged about it. I did mine in teal with cream trim. If you find another piece like this please please let me know because we are in desperate need of a matching piece!!

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  22. love this piece!! can you share if you sprayed it or brushed it; oil or latex; and what ll you did to the finish

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