May 19, 2013

Keeping it in the Family....Dresser Makeover

Hi everyone....hope you are enjoying your weekend!

I have been finishing up all of my custom orders so I can relax for about 3 weeks before baby comes. 

This dresser is a custom piece I did for Beth. Actually, it is for her little girl who is getting a big girl room. This dresser has been in her family for decades and she wanted to update it for her little girl. 

If you are interested in these prints you can find them on Etsy.

 The flowers in our flower bed's are starting to bloom.

If you follow me on facebook, you saw the original pulls Beth chose. 
I found them at World Market and they were super cute. Cute doesn't always equal good quality or functional. For one, they sat way to close to the drawer to pull open. Second, I put all the blue bubble pulls on to make sure the drawers worked properly and when I went to open a drawer the whole glass ball broke off the stem. 
They went back the next day!

 I stuck to what I know and went to Hobby Lobby. I took a poll on the Picked & Painted Facebook page to get input from followers. (you should follow along on Facebook)!

It was a close tie between #2 and #4. In the end, Beth had the last say and she picked the blue and white resin knob. 

Here are all the details:

I had to remove the veneer on the bottom two drawers and the top. We were hoping to stain the top but there was wood damage under the veneer so it had to be painted. 

I used Swiss Coffee by Behr and sealed with wax. 
The pulls are from Hobby Lobby

You can find the art here.

linking up to:
blissful and domestic 


  1. an amazing result...and I love the knobs too!
    all the very best for the newcomer!
    Bec x

  2. Love using heirloom pieces like that...

  3. So pretty! What a classically beautiful dresser and it looks so much fresher in white. I absolutely love the knobs too!

  4. Beautiful piece and I love the knobs!


  5. Just beautiful and I love the knob choice!

  6. Hi, I love how it turned out and I think you made the right choice on the knobs...Connie

  7. What a gorgeous makeover! I will be featuring on my next party. Thanks for linking up! Hope to see more from you on the next party.

  8. Lovely Helen. Waiting to hear of baby born, should be close. Good luck to you and your family Helen.

  9. What a beautiful transformation! It is great to be able to have a special family piece that can be used in a fresh way. Enjoy your relaxation time before baby :)


  10. So gorgeous! And I love the knobs! Thank you for joining my link party. Hope to see you again this weekend.


  11. That is a gorgeous makeover and I'm sure she is thrilled with it. Love the pop of blue of the knobs too. I'm stopping by from West Furniture Revival and now following along.

  12. Hey Lady if you have minute today I would love you to come link up!!!

    Hope to see you soon!

  13. The dresser turned out so cute and I love the artwork!