3.29.2011

The Gardner Girls Dresser - Before & After

Before The big girls' room has had a black frenchy dresser which I have enjoyed but we needed something with more height and more drawers for storage. And as most of you know - I am all about storage. I like things put away in their place. Clutter equals chaos in my book so any way to provide storage around our house is the way to go!

I had been looking for a while and kept eyeing this piece. It is close to 46 inches tall of wonderful storageness! I liked the little feet on the bottom that lifts it slightly off the ground. I am very happy with the result because we of course painted it my favorite color which is white!

After This dresser sits nestled next to the bed so it is a wee bit hard to get it in a complete shot. The room is not entirely complete so I am not yet posting a picture of the room in all of its glory. I still have a few ideas I am working on to finish it all up. But then again I ask myself if anything in my home is every really completed. We kept the original hardware because I liked the chunky dark bronze look with the new pink glass knobs we added on all three of the top drawers. Sitting on top of the dresser is an old gift from a best friend. She gave me this tiny hutch with the chicken wire for Christmas years ago. We have since painted it and I am happy to display it on this tall white dresser. The quilt on the bed is a Pottery Barn that incorporates an array of wonderful fun colors. It is quite heavy and makes for more comfortable sleeping on cold nights! Here you can catch a glimpse of the footboard. The bed is quite stately and large which works well with the height of the dresser. And there you have it! The Gardner Girls dresser. It will be with us for many years to come!

25 comments:

Serendipity Chic Design said...

Love the piece Melanie...The knobs put it over the edge....

Take care,
Lisa

Connie the crafterbug said...

Very pretty! It looks so light and refreshing!
Connie
http://thecrafterbug.blogspot.com/

Chelsea said...

DARLING.

Cheryl said...

Love the dresser and also that cute little chicken wire hutch!

Kim @ Gussied Up Vintage said...

The girls' dresser (and room) is adorable! I love how you added pink knobs!

Margaret MacCabe Ritchie said...

Fabulous, as usual!

THE PAINTED PARLOR said...

It looks SO good! I bet your girls are thrilled, so cute!!

Christa @ Stories of a House said...

Isn't it fun when you can enjoy the fruits of your labor in your own home? It's so rewarding. The dresser is exactly what I've been on the hunt for for my daughter. LOVE the bun feet. And that quilt - to die for!

NanaDiana said...

Melanie - That is a wonderful looking dresser...and I really LOVE the feet on her. Cute little pink glass knobs too. Another good re-do! xxoo Diana

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

LOVE IT!!
What a great job!
I love it with that quilt!

Renee {Shabby, Chic and Charming} said...

Just gorgeous! Can't wait to see the whole room!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

those pink knobs just make it! they add a touch of color and sparkle!

emilysnan said...

hiya visiting from bcd show and tell and your newest follower x wo i lve it , great finish and those pink knobs are just lush , i need some ! x hope to see you at mine soon and maybe you will follow me too xmaggiex

Shane said...

I am very new to painting furniture, and have an old dresser that I wanted to paint. What type of brush did you use so that you don't see the brush strokes? Did you spray it?...If so could you tell me what kind of spray you used?..Any tips would be MUCH appreciated!!Thanks!!

Disco Jess said...

Do you handpaint or use a sprayer?

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Melanie, The chest transformation is wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing this cute dresser and the girl's room at my party.
Hugs,
Sherry

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I love them, everything is right in white! Thanks for linking up to Beyond the Picket Fence.

Natalie said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE all your before and after's!!! I never in a million years would have thought about painting over old wood pieces...but I absolutly LOVE it!! I've always been a fan of the distressed look. I can't wait to try it on my own.

DeeDee said...

So pretty! I'm inspired to get busy on my "befores".

Robin said...

Melanie...honey that is gorgeous! I love the finish and the knobs!
(love that quilt too!!!)
xoxo
Robin
All Things Heart and Home

Robin said...

ps...putting your button on my sidebar...I gotta share your inspiration! xo (love the blog!)
Robin

Jami said...

That's gorgeous!

Roselle said...

Beautiful and I especially LOVE the little chicken wire hutch. Visiting from Monday's Life Made Lovely linky party.
Roselle

Anna said...

That looks AMAZING!! Great job on the dresser makeover! I have a new link party starting up on Monday and this would be perfect to link up. There's more info at this link: http://www.askannamoseley.com/2011/04/weekend-warrior-backyard-transformation.html

Thanks! Anna
www.askannamoseley.com

amber @ barbwired said...

This is simply beautiful! What a fabulous job!

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