Sunday, November 27, 2011

A Grandmother's Dresser Refinished

This dresser belonged to my mother-in-law when she was a little girl.
 She gave it to Rob and me when we were first married, almost twenty years ago.  When we moved to our current home, we gave it to Rob's brother. 
I sanded and painted the dresser with Sherwin Williams 'Creamy' paint.  It is now going to be used in my niece's room.  I did a little staging before we took it over on Thanksgiving Day!  These are some little shoes both my daughters wore.
 Vintage coat hanger...
...and some vintage-looking paper to line the drawers.
I found the scented paper at Tuesday Morning...so, so cute and has a baby powder scent.
I replaced the big, round wooden knobs with these from Hobby Lobby for a sweet, girly touch.
After...
Before!


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21 comments :

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Oh Christie, This heirloom-of-a-dresser is so lovely! And you made it even lovlier with a creamy coat of paint and some precious knobs.
And those baby shoes are so sweet! Beautiful job!
Yvonne

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I love it Christie!

Gail said...

So pretty Christie! What a gift to now give it away! Love the cute scented paper too!

Hugs,
Gail

Lori said...

I love it and what a work of love. Your Grandmother would be so proud.

Linda said...

The dresser turned out lovely. I love the knobs.

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful! I love the drawer liner paper. Our daughter had similar shoes in red leather and they were my favorite. Wish I'd saved them.

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Christie -- it is adorable! I love the pulls and the scented paper lining is precious! What a lovely chest of drawers for your niece :)

Blessings!
Gail

Deanne said...

what a fabulous makeover, that dresser is so sweet, love the handles and the paper!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that is so sweet and beautiful!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Christie, it is adorable, and especially so with that vintage liner. It will definitely grow with your neice as it is such a versatile piece. Great job!

At The Picket Fence said...

That is just absolutely beautiful Christie! What a transformation. :-) The paper lining the drawers could not be more perfect. You done good friend!
Vanessa

1 Funky Woman said...

You did a marvelous job! What a difference paint can do and the liner is just darling!

Megan

http://1funkywoman.blogsppt.com

Kelly said...

That turned out so pretty! I love all the details you gave it with the drawer liners and pretty knobs.

janet said...

What a great transformation..That dresser is to sweet..

Jill said...

So pretty! I love Creamy too :) Now the dresser can stay in the family for another generation :) -Jill @ Junky Vagabond

Lynn at Cottage and Creek said...

What a lovely transformation. The dresser is so pretty and I love the little pink hanger too. I'm your newest follower and I hope you have a minute to stop by Cottage and Creek for a visit back. Looking forward to reading more ...
Lynn

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Found you at Wow Us Wednesday. I ADORE this dresser. The knobs, the drawer lining paper. It's so cute! I'm now a follower.

Sara said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comment. I am so glad that you like the pillow and can't wait to see how you incorporate it in your beautiful home. I'm a big fan of Jenn's too - she's a great friend.

Nina said...

The dresser looks just beautiful! I love when things get passsed down/arond a family.

Carol Bennett said...

Great makeover, Christie! Good classic furniture never goes out of style.
Carol

Liz Lane said...

Hi there. I'd like to use the picture of your white candy canes in a story I'm doing for CBN. It's about how the candy cane originated. May I use it? :)

Please let me know and Thanks!
Zsa Zsa Palagyi
CBN

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