10.11.2010

The Paige James Dresser - Custom Refinish Before & After

Before For those of you who have been reading this blog for a while know how much I love old dressers that sit up on legs. They are sooooo my favorite! This one is no different and along with it comes a beautiful mirror as an extra bonus!

After
This dresser belongs to a client in Beaver. She drove close to three and half hours one way to bring us this piece, a headboard, and a hutch! She is so cute and pregnant with her fourth baby. She was initially told she was having a boy which would make two of each. And then - what do you know - her next ultrasound told a different story and now there will be three sisters in the house!
And this sweet dresser is going in her oldest daughter's room. These little dressers are so perfect for a girl's room. The white has such a fresh clean look!
This sweet little backsplash is what connects the mirror to the dresser. It has feminine curves and gives it a unique look.
Jodi opted for the beaded sunburst hardware on the two top drawers and the little teardrop dangly pulls on the two bottom drawers. I love this combination and actually have one quite similar in my home. The dull brassy pulls compliment the old keyholes perfectly and really helps them pop. This dresser has the old paneled look on the sides. I love the depth this provides! And the casters on the legs helps maintain the age of the dresser.
The curved detail at the bottom once again adds a feminine touch.


Thanks to Jodi and her family for letting us help them set up a beautiful room for the older sister as they make room for another little sister. :)


Happy Monday!

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72 comments:

katskraps4kids said...

SO beautiful! Absolutely gorgeous!!! I want one like this...

Lynn @ Honey Darlins Corner said...

It's just beautiful! You did a wonderful refinish!!!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Love it!

kathie said...

Oh my, it is gorgeous! I love love love the hardware, both the beautiful glass pulls & the teardrops. That is one lucky girl who is getting the piece!

Haupi said...

What a transformation! You did a fabulous job. Love the glass knobs and everything. Thanks for sharing this.

Creative Decor by Brooke said...

Looks great. Love the shape of it with the mirror. So perfect for a girls room.
Brooke

Blondie's Journal said...

This is a gorgeous piece and I love the shape of the mirror and legs. The knobs and pulls are fabulous, too.

Of course, I love the way you arrange the top of the dressers you work on. This is so cute and perfect for the older sister! :-)

XO,
Janie

Sharing Shadymont said...

Beautiful dresser, beautiful refinish! Love it.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The dresser looks fabulous and I love the pretty vignette on top also. You do beautiful work. Thanks for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Shelia said...

This is just the prettiest dresser and I can just see it in a little baby's room or my room for that fact! :) You did a wonderful job on it! Love the knobs and pulls too.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

michelle said...

I am in love with this! (I know I say that about every piece, and I really am in love with all your pieces! :)) The mirror, the curves, everything, is so, so pretty! I have never seen the sunburst pulls before, they are beautiful! I am sure that he daughter is going to treasure this!

Cindy Swanson said...

This is SO lovely! What a wonderful thing to do...take old pieces of furniture and breathe beautiful new life into them. I love it! Thanks for sharing.

I also have a question. How do you include your blogging friends' blog badges on your blog list? I have the blog list that automatically updates their postings, I just don't know how to include their badges (I use blogger too). If you can let me know, just e-mail me at cindy.swanson@gmail.com Thanks much!

Sommer said...

Oh I just adore this! I did one almost identical about a month ago white like this. Now I have a new one just the same but it's the serpentine style. It should be finished in the next day or so.

NanaDiana said...

Melanie-Once again-a gorgeous job! I love the tear drop pulls and that they are the "old" brass look. I have found myself drawn to old brass once again-after tiring of it for a while.

I know that the girl it is for will just love it. My daughter has 3 little girls right in a row too. They are wonderful friends. Hugs- Diana

Olive Cooper said...

So much better in white. Well done.

Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said...

What a beautiful job! The dresser is gorgeous!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

do pretty! the dresser has such great details- love the scalloped apron. and those chunky glass knobs rock!

Midwest Cottage said...

Wow! This is so beautiful. I liked seeing it inside your paint booth..kinda cool. The result is stunning.

Kacey said...

Gorgeous! I want one!

Chelsea said...

Where did you find the teardrop pulls? I LOVE EM!

Southerncook said...

The dresser is just gorgeous and I love the hardware that was used.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Melanie...

Ohhh my...your dresser turned out beautifully! You really did such a magnificent job with its redo! I love the lines and style of this piece! It's gorgeous! Thanks for sharing it with us today!!!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Cindy said...

Wow! That is just AMAZING!!!

JoLynn said...

I LOVE this dresser!!! I have 3 girls, and am looking for a dresser just like this for their bedroom!! Wish I lived closer to you! :) You do fabulous work.

City Girls Farmhouse said...

I absolutely love white furniture! This dresser is awesome, great finish on it!!

Pretty Unique Furniture said...

what a transformation!!

oops! said...

What a beautiful room this is going to be, with this furniture!
Love it!

Carol said...

Lovely job and lovely details!

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

I'm in serious "like" with the hardware. The piece is lovely on it's own, but the hardware pulls it all together. Beautiful!

Vintage Home said...

...I have to admit i am liken the hardware too!.....Great job and the key holes are so fresh looking!...

Margaret Ritchie said...

Love it!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

What a Fabulous Transformation ~ thanks for sharing....
Have a wonderful week
Cheryl

Rebecca said...

She really needed a makeover and she looks great!

tales from an oc cottage said...

This one is perfection! Especially the drawer pulls! WOW!

m ^..^

Leslie said...

Oh i love this. I bet she was so happy to see it! I love those knobs on the top. I best be getting me some.

Jen (Mama Schell) said...

What a great transformation! I am just in love with the beaded hardware on the top two drawers!

cushycottage said...

it's a beautiful piece.

Heaven's Walk - said...

LOL! Of course! I did it again! I chose your post from WW immediately! lol! Melanie - this dresser looks alot like the one I just added to recently in my bedroom and posted about! You do amazing work, girl - and I can see why people drive from all over to have you breath new life into their furniture. Perfection! Happy WW!

xoxo laurie

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

This is the sweetest dresser makeover! Love your blog too.

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Melanie...your blog is beautiful as well as this dresser makeover!! I just love vintage dressers too!! So happy I stopped by!

Chrissie said...

Beautifully done, as always! I love the hardware, it is just a fabulous piece!

Laurie Jones said...

Once again beautiful!!!!! The hardware makes it!

Cori said...

How I love this piece!

I've left off the mirrors on a few dresser I've redone lately...but this post make me want to try some with the mirrors. So pretty!

I'm your newest follower and can't wait to see more. I've recently started my own furniture makeover business and people like you are essential in inspiring me and others. Thanks so much!

Cori
Staarview Sonnet

burlap+blue said...

LOVE this!! What a gorgeous and inspiring transformation! Found you via Make It For Monday...thanks for posting! xo

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Such a gorgeous transformation! Thanks for linking up, I hope you have a wonderful week!
XO

Denise said...

Really beautiful piece! I love it! Found you through Sassy Sites link up :)

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Perfect piece and the hardware really does adorn it nicely! I have a similar dresser and have wanted to paint it for a long time....maybe I'll be brave enough now :)

Blessings!
Gail

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Wow!!! Absolutely gorgeous ~ what an amazing job. Nicely done.

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Melanie, I have a thing for white dressers, and if they have a mirror attached, even better!! Perfect choice of pulls and knobs. You did a super job! Thanks so much for linking up with VIF,
xo,
Debra

Sami said...

So gorgeous, great job!

Jenni said...

OH MY, I LOVE this dresser. I am with you on the dresser weakness. This one is so cute. You did wonderful things to it!

Jenni
House of White

Funky Junk Interiors said...

What a dream piece to own! I'm totally swooning over here. Perfect in white!

Donna

Restoration House said...

I absolutely love it! Great choice on the hardware. Really lovely piece.

Kim

Paige @ The Wandering Cottage said...

That is so pretty!

Judy said...

Beautiful job. I love everything about it.

NYCLQ said...

What a beautiful transformation! Happy to have spotted your project today over at the link party!

:D Lynda

Mindy said...

Very charming . . .night and day difference!

Coloradolady said...

looks great. Happy VTT!

P. said...

That is so beautifully redone! I am in awe.

Vintagesouthernlife said...

You did a beautiful job!

Cozy Home Scenes said...

I love it! I have those same knobs that I'm waiting to use when I paint an armoire. Love the shape, style, and painting of the piece.

Would be interesting to see what gender your client's baby is. With 2 sonograms telling me something different, I wouldn't rely on them until the baby came!

Pamela said...

How beautiful! Y'all did a great job!

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

Really nice!
I just came across a dresser just like this last week!
It's painted dark brown.......got my work cut out for me!
Mine is missing the mirror, bummer!
I'll come up with something!

Sarah @ Cozy.Cottage.Cute. said...

Now that is one beautiful piece. You did an amazing job!!

:)

shopannies said...

very pretty love the refinish

Jodie said...

Beautiful Transformation!

Jodie

www.lovelaughteranddecor.blogspot.com

Simply Bungalow said...

Love it. The handles are wonderful.

maggie@midwesternsewinggirl said...

This dresser is absolutely amazing...and the pulls are to die for. Wonderful wonderful job...your clients are so lucky!

Trisha @ The Sweet Survival said...

What a great transformation! Love the white color and will look perfect in a girls room.

Pamela said...

Very beautiful!
I love the glass knobs!

Pamela :)

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Melanie, It is a beautiful dresser and you did a fabulous job. Thank you for sharing this transformation at my party.
Hugs,
Sherry

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

VERY Nicely done! I like the floral pulls on the top drawers. Thank you for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

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