Friday

Fancy Dresser

You may remember this post I did a while ago about this fabulous dresser I found at Goodwill.  It was one of those I have absolutely no idea where or what I'm going to do with this but I have to get it kind of moments.  Well, after posting about it, one of my sweet friends who was planning her wedding emailed me saying she was interested in it.  After talking with my husband, we decided it would be the perfect wedding gift for them.  Although I wanted to surprise her, I decided to tell her so I could customize it for her with the colors that she wanted.  I finished it up last weekend, just in time for their wedding.  We actually delievered it to their house last night so they will be surprised when they get home from their honeymoon.  (hopefully she's not reading this, if she is...SURPISE Jamie! :)

So a reminder of the before...


and AFTER!  She chose a shiny black finish with aged brass handles.  I chose to just paint the existing hardware since it fit so perfectly with the piece.  These after pictures aren't the greatest because they were all taken with my iphone (I hate it when I forget my camera).  When she gets it all decorated I'm sure she'll let me take some more pictures to share with you all.

ok, enough rambling...AFTER!


in progress...I was fixing the track on a few of the drawers...


and after we delivered it to their house....these pics make everything look a little more yellow (it was dark and again these were with my phone)





and since it just looked so bare there all by itself screaming "decorate me!!"  I obliged :)

Jamie really likes peacocks, so I used peacock blue as the inspiration for this design...


and a little more gold and glamorous...


Although this dresser has a distinct design, it is still very versatile!  Can't wait to see how she decorates it.  Also, a huge thanks to our friends for helping us move it in!  I've moved a lot of things, but this puppy was heeeavvvy.

In other exciting news, I got a new camera yesterday!  So once I get some tutorials from my fabulous photographer sister, you should be seeing some better pictures!


13 comments:

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

It's gorgeous! what a great wedding gift!

megan said...

Wow, it looks amazing! What a great wedding gift!

Chrissie said...

Absolutely stunning! What a beautiful job,

Amory said...

thanks for the shout out, sis :)

The Yellow Cape Cod said...

Love it. What an amazing gift, beats dishes and towels off the registry any day!

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

This is such a great after. I am so in awe of pieces like this. I see them quite often but unfortunately I no longer have the space for them all. What a great wedding gift.

I hope she isnt reading it...lol

Mr. Goodwill Hunting

J'Anns Boutique said...

This is amazing! love the black and gold.

Confessions of a Purse-a-holic

Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training said...

Absolutely stunning! Love the black with a touch of gold. Looks like it belongs in my home. ;o)

Kendra aka Domestic Princess in Training

Lois@frugaldecormom said...

That's awesome! I absolutely loved that dresser!

The Crafty Gals said...

Wow! That dresser is so beautiful! I love all the detail work on it. I also love the blue-ish color of walls. It'll really make it stand out.
~Mary

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it looks wonderful! i love it in the last scenario with the sunburst mirror- gorgeous!

Laurie Jones said...

I so loved how it turned out, very Jonathan Adler I think! Awesome wedding gift too, you're friend is super lucky to have a talented friend like you!!

BOLDwhisper said...

Where is that peacock inspired painting from?!?!
Also, do you spraypaint your furniture?

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