All Dressed Up

Last month I went on a thrift shopping adventure with Holly! Not only was it a blast but we found so many treasures at Home Sense and I picked up a white 80's dresser for $45 from one of our local thrift shops. I figured it would be the perfect size for this little inlet beside our staircase...turns out it was!

Im soooo glad I had Holly's help with this dresser because I gave it a go on my own and it just wasn't transformed enough. I swear she is like a furniture superhero!

When we found it, it was white, cute, and in pretty good condition. Really it just had 80's hardware, lacked character, and had some strange drawings/writing on the side (pretty sure it was gibberish). So I brought it home and painted it a shade called Silver Dust by Behr. I felt like it hardly looked any different. Going from pure white to an almost white (with the slightest hint of grey) was just not as exciting as I had hoped for

Back to the drawing board!

I had some leftover paint from one of our upstairs bathrooms in a shade by Benjamin Moore called Stonington Grey. Yes this is still grey but it is a pale blue-grey and it was just the right shade. In comes Holly! Thank goodness! We worked on the dresser at her house and her sprayer is a gem! Holly added her distressing magic and voila!!! I am in LOVE with my new dresser!

I was pretty much at a loss for ideas when it came to the hardware for the dresser. I know what I like and I have all these ideas floating around in my head but I have a bit of a hard time deciding on an idea and rolling with it. Holly suggested that since the dresser was in the kitchen area I might like to try those sweet label holders we have seen on a couple of her pieces. What a great idea!

Here is the before:




And here is the after!:







It really is more beautiful in person!
Thank you for your help Holly!
(The variation in colour between the close-ups to the farther away shots are because I took the close-ups at night so there was harldly any lighting...)
Thanks for looking! Have a great day!

18 comments:

Mrs. 5C said...

SO CUTE!!! And you're right, it's perfect for the space! Where did you get the label holders?

Holly and Sean said...

I LOVE IT Rebecca!!! It is like it was meant to be there. That mirror is a gem over it.
And I agree, 100x times cuter in person!!!

Embellished Bayou said...

You (and Holly) did a beautiful job! It looks perfect in that space.

MrsKBJ said...

I love it! You guys did a great job!

Suzy said...

Beautiful, and your mirror is so pretty!

mrs.markley said...

Love it! I pick up a dresser this weekend I plan to do something similar with. Great work ladies. :)

Jill said...

Oh my.....adding this to my inspiration file!

14footceilings said...

It came out great! Good job!

Christina said...

absolutely love this piece!!!

Lynett said...

That looks amazing! It seems as if it was built just for that space! I love it!

Freckles Chick said...

::waves excitedly::

Hi decorpad buddy! WOW, what a stunning transformation! I love how you paired it w/ those fab vases. And ohhhh that mirror is to.die.for.

Any chance you & Holly can come to Colorado and redo some pieces for me? Or I guess I can contemplate a move to Canada. =]

ladydi said...

Great job. What things did you buy at Home Sense?

Yansy said...

I love the way it turned out and yes Holly has magic fingers when it comes to furniture.

Norma said...

Hi Rebbeca, that really looks good, the vases look fantastic on the table. I just saw those vases at Home Sense today. Great job.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

That looks great there! What a perfect fit! I think your Home Sense is the same as our Home Good in the US. I love that store!!

Melissa said...

wow it's GORGEOUS!!!

Rebecca said...

Thank you ladies!!! I love the way it turned out!! I admire it every time I walk past.
Mrs.5C, the label holders are from this amazing store Holly introduced me to called LeeValley.
Freckles- you muct move to Canada! We'd have so much fun!!! I've always wanted to visit Colorado though (for some reason its ever since I first saw the movie Dumb and Dumber).
Ladydi- the mirror and two white vases are from Home Sense! The Vases were $11 each if I can remember and the mirror I got a while ago for $49!

Kalee said...

This is fantastic! Something like this would be perfect in so many rooms of a house.