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Monday, February 1, 2010

Bedroom re-do teaser

Well.... I had the good intentions of showing these great before and after shots of this dresser's transformation but as it turns out I had the camera settings set to high for web photos and it would just take too long for the pics to load. So I decided I would at least give you one shot of the dresser back in it's place. It started out as an old cherry dresser that my sweetie has had for a gazillion years and it looked like it too. The front of the drawers was very plain and it was really beat up. I added the wood scrolly pieces and painted it with a light beige paint. Then I glazed over the whole thing to give it a little more depth. It's still an old dresser but now it has a second life.

The bedroom re-do is coming along fabulously. It's really starting to get the feel that I want. To give you an idea of what I am undertaking here is my list of To- Do's

Paint old brass lamp (from Goodwill) for desk
Make new shade
Paint 6 frames for rose prints
Paint shelves............DONE!
Paint oval mirror
Finish painting quote around room...... DONE!
Paint bulletin board
Paint built in bookshelf
Paint built in cabinets
Paint tissue box cover........DONE!
Paint table next to desk
Paint dresser..........DONE!
Paint doors and trim
Lower mirror on fireplace
Make sheet music plaques (tutorial to follow)
Make pillows
Make new curtains
Hang shelves........DONE!
Make slipcover for desk chair
Hang new wall art........DONE!

I actually got a lot finished this weekend. The room looks presentable. Now it's all the detail work that I have wanted to get done for years. I'll be busy for a while... bit I'm having a great time!!!!!


The Vintage Vagablonde said...

That really is a tease..now when you are finished~Can you come help me with mine!!!!


The French Bear said...

Fantastic, only that looks like my list for a year, not a weekend! You are so awesome!!!!
Margaret B

Linda K. said...

I have a super imagination and can envision what the rest looks like, so no teasing me. Kidding! The dresser and color you painted is gorgeous. Hey, did you find the 'pillow' lady? Here is her address: http://wizardofoncewas.blogspot.com/2010/01/wizard-is-flyin-high.html I believe this is the one. Cuz you and I have similar taste. Her pillows are gorgeous! Yummy.

My Best,

Blondie's Journal said...

The dresser is looking very cute from what I can see. And...you are making a wonderful dent in your list!! Can't wait to see the finished project! :-)


Sheila said...

Anxious to see what's next! I love what you hve done to the dresser. Where do you get your scroll work?


Hi Karen
Sorry it has taken me so long to respond...The pillows..you can email me and I can let you know what I am thinking on them...
Thank you

Rustique Gal said...

Karen, the dresser looks fab! I think you have your work cut out for the next month or so! If you really get on it! Looking forward to seeing more. Thanks for your nice comments about my pictures too. Love, Sherry

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Yes, you are a tease, Karen! The dresser looks great! I just got a bunch of wood appliques, some of which I'm going to use on a very plain pine armoire we have. I'm going to paint or stain it black {distressed}. I can't wait to see more of the room!

Ticking and Toile said...

Wow Karen! It looks great so far! That is really a teaser ya know....Boy your to-do list is HUMONGOUS.....you've got a lot of work to do huh? You are major motivated & I can't wait to see the whole thing!


Terri Gordon said...

Thanks for sharing, now can you come to my house. Love your decorating style, it is beautiful. Can't wait to see the rest.

CeCe said...

Looking forward to seeing it all finished. There is just something so very rewarding about a make-over. The dresser looks great, Karen.

DeeDee said...

so very pretty...I understand the list..I have one too...UGH! and sometimes it grows more...lol.. fun to watch your adventures..

Thespoena McLaughlin said...

You go girl! Take what you've got and make it what you want! I love that mentality. Just keep on plugging away at it.

Anonymous said...

I love your lovely home, so quaint & cosy! Love the dresser! Beautiful!


Charlene said...

Lookin good girl! Charlene

Myrna said...

Ooooh so cute! Can't wait to see more pics!

Rosemary said...

Hi Karen,
That is quite a list you have.
All of the details are the fun part.
Great job!!
Thanks for stopping by. I always enjoy your visits.

Unknown said...

MMMMM....Karen, the paint job on the dresser is great!! I have a dining room table to paint and cannot decide what color to do it....The walls are kind of a "brown-berry" color, the chairs are dark leather (brown) parson chairs....any suggestions?

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

I can hardly wait to see what the finished room looks like. Everything you do turns out sooooooo lovely Karen!
your friend,

Lisa said...

Oh Karen you meanie! I wanna see it all! You & Shellagh have me wanting a new bedroom so bad. Problem is my master bath is a sorry mess too, so I'd have to do both. I just can't get it together decorating wise lately. I think my kids & hubby's sloppiness has broken my spirit! LOL Well I can live vicariously through you. Can't wait to see more. Your living room & kitchen are TDF! Lisa

Rebecca said...

Hi Karen
Looks fabulous! You are such a busy beaver here lately! Wish I was so productive!
I have my flight for AZ booked and I am so looking forward to some sun! I am coming in the 22nd and staying until Mar. 5 so I hope you can put aside a couple of hours for me!

Charlene said...

An angel that walks amoung us!!!!! THANK YOU MY DEAR SWEET FRIEND! I loved our time chatting tonight. I feel like we have been friends for a long time. Just a warm comfortable feeling. HOW can I ever tell you how much I appreciate you reaching out your hand to me. To I did a post & told everyone what an angel you are!!!!!! HUGS!

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

What a list!! I have about three things on my list and I thought I was busy.
The dresser looks gorgeous, like all the other things you do.
You did make a good friend today, Charlene is one of my good friends and she is a keeper. Blogging is where I met her too. Blogging is great for making best friends.
Hope you are having a wonderful Thursday.
Hugs, Pat

Unknown said...

That's a long to do list! Keep up the good work.

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi Karen!! Has WWC already been to your house???? Jo had to postpone my shoot until March due to her father's health ~ which I can so understand...I'm sure if the photos haven't even been taken yet, my studio will be in a much later issue. I can't wait to see yours though!!! I must buy two of the Somerset publications, Somerset Life and Where Women Create! You are an angel for helping everyone beautify their blogs....isn't that what women truly want?? For everything to be beautiful ~ even their blogs!!! The goodness will come back to you ~ hugs and love, Dawn

Gail said...

Karen, I just found your blog thru OWOH and I really like what I see. I will be bookmarking this and coming back to visit. Very nice work.

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