Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Chest O'Drawers

This chest of drawers is in our master bedroom at the Florida house. My brother bought it from an antique store several years ago, I think he paid $65 for it. He used it in his home and passed it down to me last summer. A previous owner did a poor job in trying to refinish it because it was an awful orange color and coated with a heavy shiny lacquer. Sorry I don't have any pictures but I'm sure you can get a visual... its something I'm sure you've all seen before.

I sanded the entire piece then painted it a creamy off white. The knobs used to be big wooden ones. I replaced them with classic antiqued iron knobs.

Above the chest are framed antique book pages. They are hand painted butterfly illustrations my brother brought back from one of his Paris trips. Just something he picked up at one of the many fabulous French flea markets... sigh. They're framed in $3 frames I bought from Walmart and spray painted.

 I hope this inspires all of you white lovers!

Happy hump day!

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  1. Looks great - lightly and airy. I like it!


  2. It turned out great...thanks for sharing.

  3. I am indeed a white lover and you did a wonderful job on this chest.. I also really like your prints above...

  4. What a beautiful dresser, well done and I love the butterfly prints above it, so very pretty!!

  5. You HAVE inspired me, I have always loved framed butterflies and yours speak French!

  6. I love this! I've been scouring craigslist for a piece like this!

    You did a great job. And the knobs are perfect!


  7. Love those butterfly pictures... what color did you paint your frames with??
    Following you back!!

  8. Once again a great idea. I LOVE the white dresser.

  9. Thank you so much for the very sweet comment you left on my blog!
    Your dresser is so pretty and I love the butterfly prints above it!

  10. Thanks everyone for your comments. I really love hearing your feedback. The butterfly frames are simpy spray painted with Krylon ivory satin paint.

  11. So pretty! Both dresser and butterfly prints. Perfect!

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  13. Hi Barb, I love the colors in your bedroom. The chest looks wonderful and butterfly illustrations are beautiful.

  14. It looks amazing! Fabulous job and I just love the way you have decorated around it. The prints are so cute.

  15. Barb, those butterfly illustrations are beautiful. Ashleigh and I are both in art school and of course love a nicely rendered drawing. Thanks for sharing!!

  16. Adorable!!

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  17. Love that chest and the pictures above it are perfect. Thanks for joining WUW.

  18. Beautiful job! I love white dressers and the knobs you chose are perfect. Great DIY wall art too! Nice to meet you Barb (and Vicki)!



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