7.19.2010

The Clarissa Dresser - Before & After

Dimensions:

38" Wide . 38" Tall . 19" Deep

Before
After

This is a lovely antique dry sink that we have painted in a vintage white and lightly distressed. It is the third one we have refinished and each one is a bit different than the rest but has great character and functionality.

The first one we did was for a painter. She uses it as a tabouret to hold all of her painting supplies. The second one went to a family awaiting the arrival of their new babygirl. It was to be used as a changing table. It can also be used as a side table in a bedroom or next to a couch. I also see it on a porch holding tons of potted plants and a place to store gardening tools. And until this one goes off to its new home it is resting comfortably in our living room next to our window and sofa. And I kinda like it there.

Coming up next. . . .
the long awaited Gardner Hutch has been completed
and
it is ours
and
it is amazing
and
we love it.

It is stunning. We made a few cosmetic changes and have no regrets.
I cannot wait to show you the results.

Happy Monday

I linked to:

Make it Yours @ My Backyard Eden

43 comments:

michelle said...

What a gorgeous piece!!! Can't wait to see the hutch!!

Shannon @ Posh Pieces said...

What a beautiful piece. I am so jealous! What is the name of the paint that you used?

Cathy @ The Far Fifty said...

It's so pretty, great job!

Kacey said...

This is gorgeous! I want it!

Allison said...

That turned out really nice. I think some nice potted plants on it would be beautiful and it's got great storage! Looks great in your spot with your potted plant on it.

Heaven's Walk - said...

Woo hoo! lol! I'm so glad that I was your 200th follower, Melanie! Congrats on that! Be prepared for 200 more...! Yes - you're that good. :)

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

Rebecca said...

I love all your furniture transformations!!! You have some beautiful finds!!

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Wow...what a transformation...it looks wonderful!

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

That turned out great! I LOVE the color - so chic!!

KarenHarveyCox said...

You did a fabulous job with this piece of furniture. Doesn't everything look better painted white? Lovely.
Karen

Candylei said...

Wow! It's so amazing the transformation when refinished white. Love it!

~~Carol~~ said...

I don't know how you could ever think of parting with it. It's gorgeous! And I can't believe I never realized what a perfect changing table a dry sink would make. I guess I just don't have the artistic eye that you have! It's a really beautiful transformation!
Happy WW,
Carol

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Wow! This looks great!
What a wonderful job!
Thank you for sharing!
Have a good day!
Leticia
www.msbinglesvintagechristmas.com

rustandruffles said...

Wow!! I absolutely LOVE this piece!!
Happy WW!
xojanis

Christine said...

It's so pretty...love it.

Alaina said...

I love the cabinet in white. But then again don't we all on this linky. You came to the right place.

Kat @ Black Kats Design said...

The piece just looks more fresh in the white paint. I'd like one in my home for plants!

I’m having a new link party “Cheap Thrills Thursday” starting the 29th. It’s for creative ideas that cost under $20. I’d love for you to stop by and join in!
Kat
www.BlackKatsDesign.blogspot.com

Susiet said...

You did a fabulous job on this piece. Thanks for sharing!

Shirley Watts said...

I really love what you did and it is a very versatile piece. Love that to!

Annie Louise said...

Love what you did with this piece, very nice. Thanks for sharing.
Jeanette

Sassy Sites! said...

that is so beautiful!! You did a great job! Your blog is so cute... lots of fun ideas here! ...coming from Sassy Sites. :)

Mimi said...

Beautiful piece of furniture!

TheSmithHotel said...

Great piece! So versatile!

Jody

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh what a wonderful piece. I just love it. So pretty and you have it displayed perfectly. I imagine this one will not last long. It is just gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Debbie said...

That looks gorgeous...hard to believe it is the same piece. Starting tomorrow I am having a before and after party...I do hope you join in on the fun. Debbie

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

What an awesome job you did on this great piece of history...Thanks for sharing my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Rachel said...

Oh how I would love to get my hands on a dry sink! On second thought, I have no where to put it so I better stick to day dreaming! Yours is GORGEOUS so I will have to imagine it in my house until I make room for the real deal!!!
Thanks for sharing!
Rachel

Lady Katherine said...

I love this! I use to have one! I need another!

niartist said...

Great photos! I know you like to participate in the tabletop meme at Marty's, so I wanted to tell you that tomorrow I'll have a meme too, that I think you will love! It's called Vignette Friday's, and it's all about tabletop vignettes, bookcase vignettes, garden vignettes - any vignette you set up, photograph, and want to share! If you're interested, please stop by! EVERYONE is welcome to participate, but I really hope you do! :) Thanks, and I'm looking forward to seeing your vignette!

Bumblebee and Sophie said...

Wow! I am always amazed at how much white paint (or any paint for that matter) can transform a piece of furniture! Suddenly it becomes something out of a Pottery Barn Catalogue (just without the outrageous price tag:-) I love it!

Ellie said...

That is just beautiful! Great job. Visiting from Someday Crafts.

Greta said...

I love what you've done with this! The antique white look is GORG-eous!

Honey at 2805 said...

It's so pretty in white. Very nice redo!

Brambleberry Cottage said...

Another fantastic creation, Melanie. A dry sink used as a changing table. Hmmm; that's unique. I'll have to store that idea in my memory bank for my next grandchild. ;)

Thanks for joining the party each week and sharing your talent.

Blessings,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Debra@Common Ground said...

Love it, what a great idea for a changing table! thanks for joining in to VIF!
hugs,
Debra

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

From outdated to fresh and modern - great transformation!

Erin said...

That coat of paint really made a difference--and the knobs are great!

Kelli@Restore Interiors said...

Ah.... Lovely as always! I have a friend that just bought one of these to redo..Can't wait to show her this!

Chandeen said...

I have three pieces of furniture that I want to paint, and I'm looking for a hutch. Can't wait to see it!

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

very pretty!

Mrs. Brittany said...

YES YES YES!!!! GREAT JOB! did you paint with a brush or with a spray gun? what finisher did you use? Poly rub on?...
-Brittany
brittany.reichmuth@yahoo.com

Rachel said...

That looks great!

I saw that on "Not Just a Housewife".

The Old Block House said...

Lovely! I'm trying to be brave and paint my old dry sinks, but I always picture my grandmother shaking her finger at me when it crosses my mind.

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