Monday, November 5, 2012

A Vanity/Dresser Makeover

                                                                   Hello Everyone!

                 I hope you enjoyed your weekend.I have been working on some projects lately so I thought I would share one with you today.

I found this old dresser at an antique shop awhile ago and I thought it was high time I brought it in and gave it a few coats of paint.
I have always loved these old vanity dressers with the curved drawers and big oval mirrors.

                      I am sorry I didn't get better photos for you but I had 3 minutes to take the these.
                               So the paint is barely dry and I have some tweeking yet to do in the room.I will take better pics later.
                             This is what it looked like when I bought it and the man that sold it told me all I had to do was wax it- I hope he doesn't mind that I painted it instead(what he doesn't know won't hurt him).While I was painting it I was wondering if it was painted before and he spent hours stripping it!
       Anyway, I have also been planting hundreds of fall bulbs for a spring show below. I am happy to say that I have them all planted.
  I put my sewing machine to good use today making curtains and pillows. We have a BIG project we have been working on too but more on that later as it is still in the works!

I am joining Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis's Monday today.

Thank you for visiting,


Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

look at all those gorgeous bulbs, I meant to put more out this year.
THe vanity turned out beautiful, looks so much better painted white in its new home.

Deb said...

Oh, that is pretty. I thought the same thing...I'll bet he spent hours stripping it. Men love to see the original wood and never understand painting it. I like it white. Deb


Olá Carolyn...

Adoro comodas e está está linda. Tenho uma com as gavetas curvas que gosto muito, porém não tenho coragem de pintar de branco, teria que mudar tudo. Adoro sua casa com tudo branco, é maravilhoso!

Uma boa semana.


Anne said...

Carolyn what a beautiful dresser! I have a vanity that is very similar.But I have yet to paint it.LOVE how yours looks painted!

Pamela Gordon said...

That is such a pretty dresser! I like it better painted too. You will have some pretty blooms when the snow is gone. Have a lovely week.

Heirloom treasures said...

Love the dressing table makeover. Can't wait to see your garden in Spring.x

The Tablescaper said...

The bulbs you are planting look glorious. It takes a lot to do all of that work now in anticipation of what will come.

- The Tablescaper

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I love your makeover on that dresser--it looks so much prettier dressed in paint:) I bet you do plant a lot of bulbs. I need to get busy doing that here too! It has been so warm and humid--but it is November! Sometimes I forget. Enjoyed your post :)

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I love your makeover on that dresser--it looks so much prettier dressed in paint:) I bet you do plant a lot of bulbs. I need to get busy doing that here too! It has been so warm and humid--but it is November! Sometimes I forget. Enjoyed your post :)

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn,
Your dresser looks wonderful, sooo much prettier:-)
All those bulbs, wow you are busy, they are going to look amazing, I can't wait to see :-)

Collar City Brownstone said...

Painting wood furniture creeps a lot of people out, but I don't have any problem doing it. Some pieces I leave alone because they do look better unpainted but for the most part I prefer furniture that is painted. To each their own. To me there is no right or wrong, just what you prefer. I love the flower bulbs that you planted. You have me inspired.

Elzie said...

This bedroom is so restfull and lovely. Who wouldn't want to lay down there? And the drawer looks great. They are beautiful and with the white color it looks even better.
It'll be lovely to see all those beautiful bulbs in bloom next spring. And what are you doint with all those curtains? Can't wait to see the result.
Hope you have a lovely day.
Love Elzie

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I really like the dresser painted, it certainly matches your decor better anyway.
That's a lot of bulbs to plant, hope you have help.

Unknown said...

Carolyn io ti seguo sempre con grande ammirazione,anche se non commento!!
Il lavoro che hai fatto a questo mobile è fantastico!!
Un bacio a presto!!

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

The fact that your tulips came from Holland put a smile on my face! It must have been quite a job to plant them all. It looks like a huge amount.

Your dresser looks wonderful with a layer of white paint. Such a great find!

Happy day!

Madelief x

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Carolyn,

I love the dresser and I would have painted it white has such pretty lines.
Wow, you have been busy planting. I was just thinking about getting some bulbs in. I think you just inspired me to "Get Busy"
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

Janneke said...

Your vanity looks bright and beautiful after painting. And so many tulips planted...........your garden will be a colourful Dutch tulipfield.

Down Blueberry Lane said...

You made the dresser look tons better. So charming. Your gardens are going to look gorgeous with all those flowers added.


Amazing room!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

So glad you painted the dresser white, it looks beautiful!

Georgianna said...

Hi Carolyn! Gorgeous transformation on the dresser. Definitely the right choice. And so good that you have your bulbs planted. We are doing ours tomorrow.

Already looking forward to what your spring garden will look like!

Wishing you a beautiful week ahead.