Crafty Corner:

I inherited a Shaker style three drawer antique maple dresser from my grandmother that she had as a child and was her mother's before. It's over a hundred years old and sat in a storage room for years until recently when I felt the creative urge to redecorate.


I'm so tired of my current antique look with the wood tones all over the living room and have been looking into more modern styles of furniture, but I don't really have the money to go out and buy new stuff. The easiest way to redecorate on a budget is with paint. So I got out my craft paints and sponges and got to work.

First off I sanded the original stained finish down to the bare wood.

Then I taped off sections of the dresser and mixed a paint scheme.

I wish I could say this was an easy project but it took me a really long time to complete.

Three weeks to be exact as I kept changing my mind.

Painting and repainting.

Adding some details like the bead work trim and knocking off skirting, etc.

What do you think of the finished product?





10 comments:

  1. GOtt strafe ... *cough* ... interesting.

    You want some Barbie with that ?

    Neighbours of mine had a purple-lacquered grand piano converted into a liquor cabinet, it would form such a nice ensemble !

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    1. Mago dear, do you have to give out all my secrets?

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  2. You damn dirty dog. I I fell hook , line , and stinker at first.

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  3. Getting it ready for Antiques Roadshow, I see?!

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  4. Polka dots, stripes and chintz. Exquisite! My friend Liz is looking for someone to revamp her old furniture, I'll give you her number (+44) (0)20 7930 4832.

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    1. I'm still on hold waiting for Liz...

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  5. Was it the "shabby chic" or "crappy shit" look you were going for? Either way... you nailed it darling... Gran and Great Gran will be proudly turning in their respective graves....

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  6. It's so Hideous! I pray this is just a April Fool's Joke!

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  7. Thanks to everyone and their comments on my handiwork. Next week I plan to update my ornately carved Gothic parlor suite. Making it more sleek and modern using a rasp to knocked down the curlicues and reupholstering it in vinyl.

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