7.09.2011

The Genevieve Dresser - Before & After

Hello friends! When I initially found The Genevieve Dresser I had planned to keep her for myself. She is 99 years old and had an old Swedish newspaper in one of the drawers. My brother speaks Swedish and lived in Sweden for two years which made me think it was a sign that I needed to keep this piece. But lets get real - that was just a big fat lamo excuse to keep yet another piece for myself. Once it was completed I knew I would not want to part with all of its beautiful chunkiness! And will you believe me when I tell you that it has a sister vanity! With a mirror! How often does that happen I ask you. Pictures of that the sister coming up next.
The shape of this dresser is so charming. There really is nothing delicate about it. It is solid and in amazing condition. As Mike was carrying it into The Old Flamingo I nearly throw myself on the ground and grabbed this foot. Do you believe me? Okay maybe I am exaggerating a touch but I really do grow to love nearly each piece that we complete. Don't get me wrong - I have seriously had some love hate relationships with a few and couldnt wait to get them out the door and yell - don't let that hit you on the way out. But this is a treasure.
And there you have her. She is available to be purchased at The Old Flamingo which opens on Thursday! We will be having a grand opening with party hats and streamers sometime in August so I will keep you all informed.

I have also had several inquiries about our new home. Everything is going well. We had our shutters installed today and we are settling in quite nicely. Pictures to come! Thank you for all of your continued support!

38 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that dresser is so pretty! i just love that style, and the photos of it are sooo cool!

The Painted Parlor said...

What a gorgeous piece, it reminds me of a piece I did last summer! Beautiful! My dad is 100% Sweedish and I have distant relatives that still live there. Never been, but like to someday :)

Julie

Studio Valerie said...

She's absolutely gorgeous and I can understand why you wouldn't want to part with her. I hope she goes to a great new home!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

She's a beauty and I love the way you photgraphed her! Are you sure you can give her up?

Katie said...

Oh my goodness! I love this one! It looks so gorgeous where you did the staging! How on earth did you get it out there! Glad you're getting settled in! I can't wait to see how it looks!!

A Pretty Life in the Suburbs said...

Gorgeous! We have an entire bedroom suite of this furniture collecting dust in our basement! And I want to paint it white, but the in-laws won't let me! Accck!
LOVE what you did with it!
Jo-Anna

Karen @ THEBUSYBUG said...

How beautiful!! Love the staging! TFS

Connie the crafterbug said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!
Connie

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

It turned out so beautifully! It is such a unique piece!

Terry said...

Oh so nice!

Lisa @ Before Meets After said...

I love the curves that dresser has :) Great job staging the dresser next to the old farm equipment...it looks amazing!

awal.ny said...

The dresser looks great. I like how you have it possed for pictures. I have a feeling you will have no problem selling, you do a great job painting great pieces of furniture.

Nutbird said...

Nice job! It's refreshing to see some furniture that is not from the 70's. So what is the story behind the farm equipment? Is that in your new backyard? We want to know. We want to know all about the new house....Ann

NanaDiana said...

She's a beauty and I can' wait to see Sister! I am so excited for you with the new shop opening. Make sure you take lots of pictures!!! xo Diana

Allison said...

Another beautiful piece, Melanie! Can't wait to see photos of your new home.

Pretty Unique Furniture said...

Love the dresser and love the photos!
Tina

Allison Shops said...

How pretty. Love the hardware.
Dropping by from Met Monday. Hope you'll come see DD2's nursery.

Allison
Atticmag

Kristina said...

LOVE it! Beautiful piece and great pictures.

Kelly said...

she's breath taking.

Jami said...

AMAZING!

Pamela Gordon said...

That is a beautiful old dresser! I'd hate to part with it for sure.

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Love the Transformation ~ What a Beautiful Dresser... I can see what you thought of Keeping it~

Peaches and Maple said...

What an awesome piece...it looks great!

Our Back Porch said...

It is a fabulous dresser, indeed! I don't think I could have parted with it. :) Happy White Wednesday.

Waving from Our Back Porch,
Rebecca

Amy Kinser said...

What a beautiful piece of furniture. Your photos are fantastic with it out there by the barn.

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

Wonderful piece and those pictures are fantastic!!

ImSoVintage said...

I love how this turned out. My grandmother had one just like it, but somehow my sister managed to snag it :(

I am a new follower from White Wednesday. Would love to have you come visit.
Laura
http://www.imsovintage.blogspot.com/

Rach H said...

Wow, I love your work and photography of the dresser! Quite the talent! Found you on Remodelholic.

I would love for you to link it up at my weekend Link Party, Once Upon a Weekend. Today is my first-ever party, and I am so hoping someone will participate! :)

Here's the link if you're interested:
http://familyeverafter.blogspot.com/p/link-party.html

Also, if you have a list of favorite link parties, I'd love to be included on Fridays. Thanks a ton!

Lisa said...

Wow, it looks great! Very pretty and it doesn't look 99 years old at all!

CoopDeVilla said...

That photo is to die for! So pretty. Amazing piece of furniture. Do they call that "Federal style" with the thick side pieces/legs?

Michelle@ A Full Cottage said...

What a great piece, can't wait to see her sister.

:) Michelle

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Melanie, It's a beautiful piece and I can see why you would want to keep it. Thanks for joining the open House party. I would love for you to grab my button or link. Thanks
xo,
Sherry

Kari said...

This is absolutley gorgeous! I have the perfect spot for something like this-if only I could find one! I love the whole look of it-great job. I would love it if you linked this up to my weekly link party Tutorial Tuesday

Kari
Newlyweds on a Budget

Ruth said...

It is gorgeous. I would have a very difficult time parting with it, too.

Good luck at your grand opening!!

Ruth

Cindy said...

Such a pretty piece, looks beautiful painted!
Blessings,
Cindy

Mel said...

from one Mel to another Mel...I love your picture of the dresser and the old farm equipment in the field....just so rustic! Mel's Designs from the Cabin....is also rustic....Mel

Renee said...

This is so great and just the type of project that would be perfect for my brand new Saturday Shabby Shares link party. I would love for you to enter this post there - http://rustic-crafts.com

Lynda @ Uber Savvy Buzzword said...

I love furniture with a history. It looks amazing now. Lynda

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