Welcome Spring

After a long winter I'm so excited for spring to finally really be here. I think I'm going to take a little break from blogging and really enjoy the season. I have so many projects that I'm really looking forward to working on. Hope you all have a wonderful Spring time!

Thursday, October 28

little dresser

Sorry I don't have the before picture for this little dresser but believe me it was in bad shape...so I sanded it and wiped it down with paint thinner. Then I gave it a couple of coats of cream paint..

I polished the dull knobs with some steel wool and glued some wood scrolls to give the dresser a little interest.

Then of course I sanded the edges and used mahogany stain to darken the edges, then wiped off the excess with some paint thinner.

I added some of my favorite things to the top of the dresser. The little hat was mine when I was a little girl, yep, it's an antique!
So this sweet little dresser went from scruffy brown stain to a pretty cream color.

I'll be showing my dresser off at,


Keeping It Simple


  1. I love the dresser! The sheep are so sweet. Good job!

  2. Great job on the dresser. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  3. What a cute dresser! I never thought of adding the wooden embellishments to furniture! I'll have to try using paint thinner instead of a damp cloth---what is your reason for using that instead?

  4. Great job on the dresser! It looks so great! You have such a great eye for these things! I was wondering if you could offer your opinion on this piece I purchased a month ago. The man was selling it for 10 dollars because the bottom drawers were missing it was originally 2500!!! I was thinking about sanding it and painting it white and distressing it a little. Also adding curtains to the bottom and maybe putting in a couple of baskets for storage. Could you maybe offer some tips on distressing? I have never done it before and am kind of nervous to ruin this piece!

  5. What a beautiful piece! All your transformations are great. You really have a gift for making something "new" again!

  6. that turned out so cute, cristie! the appliques really give it some pop!

  7. The scrolls make it so feminine and beautiful. You did a great job! I'd love for you to add this to my ”Sweets This Week” Link Party


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