Monday, September 27, 2010

Dresser Makeover

Happy Monday everyone! Slowly but surely I am getting a few projects completed. As you know we got the beach condo last fall and have been working our fingers off  restoring and decorating to make the place more "us".
Last week I posted pictures of the guest room with recent nautical finds. I'm returning to this room again today as I have  finally  finished my  dresser redo and created a small reading corner. The dresser was free as it was a cast off in my attic back  home. I sanded, primed and painted it white to go with the other pieces we are collecting. I put a table runner across the top for the photo as it was blending in with the wall.
The wall looks white but IRL it is a creamy yellow, Behr Innocence. I love the shade so much I plan to paint the master bedroom that color back home.

The mirror, that I chopped off... luckily my painting skills are better that my photography skills, I got at Hobby Lobby for $20.00. It was one of their 1/2 off sales.

The little light house is a night light and the other items are items I've collected this summer.

I needed something in the corner so I pulled together a little reading corner. The floor lamp was a Goodwill find.The little picture frame I got at Dollar Tree, painted it white and added a ribbon. I printed the grand babies shot in black and white to give a more vintage feel. The magazine rack was $2.00 from a thrift shop. It was red and green and had holly decorations for Christmas. I painted it navy.

The chair was another attic find. I covered the seat in a navy upholstery fabric. Just stretch and staple!
The nautical pillow, another Goodwill find. I ordered the fabric from a lady on ebay to make the two pillows in the floor. And now it is complete. One more corner of the condo finished.

I had plans to go out thrifting today to some shops along the beach strand but the rain is relentless. I'm afraid to venture to my car without a life preserver. Anyone know anything about boat building?
Y'all come back anytime!

Linking the post to Metamorphosis Monday Party at BNOTP.
Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Beyond The Picket Fence Linky Party
Debbies Garage Salening Party

go by and visit for lots of decorating ideas!


  1. Great room Annette! I like all the nautical touches. Nice vignettes.

  2. I love the dresser and chair, decorating is suppose to be fun, I think the fun part is when your done LOL!


  3. Annette,
    Looking those pillows that you made...cozy area!


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  5. That is a great dresser.

    Thanks for popping by my blog earlier today!

  6. So nice that you are working on the redecorating. It is the most fun of starting a new home project. Leave the fixing to the men. Smiles.

  7. Oh Annette Sweetie...
    What a beautiful share tonight. I love this beautiful make over. The dresser is just exquisite. I love the color and with the mirror does it ever say "Love". Oh what a beauty she is.

    I love your reading corner as well. I could sit there for a spell, it is such a peaceful corner. I love the makeover with the navy paint on the magazine rack. That turned out just beautiful, and looks so pretty with the chair recovered. You did an awesome job sweetie.

    Thank you for lighting my way with the light house. It is so delightful and makes the room look so inviting.

    Have a beautiful Thursday. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

  8. what a sweet reading corner! i love what you've done there. i haven't refinished a piece of furniture yet, but i have 2 waiting in the garage! one day i'll get the courage!

    thank you so much for your comment on my fall wreath-you are right about being lucky i only had to flip for it, lol!

  9. Looks really great!

  10. Everything is lookin' good! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet comment.

    Have a wonderful day.

  11. Annette it is looking so comfy in that room. I love the dresser, and you have done the nautical theme just right. Thanks for joining me this week. Have a good one!!~ Debbie

  12. Your did a great job painting your dresser! I like the little reading area you put together. Very sweet and inviting.

    Thank you for Gus' well wishes. It's hard when a pet is in pain. They can't tell you where it hurts, how they feel or what they need. Chester and Maxwell are looking forward to your next visit. Haha! Give Skipper a pat on the head for me. =)


  13. Love the room! Thanks for sharing. I think I want to come shop your cellar! lol

  14. Love you little "reading" corner. Great job!

  15. Your nautical theme is turning out great. I looked at old posts too, to see more photos. You enjoy finding bargains, like I do.


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