We are passionate about up-cycling and re-styling furniture.
We take forgotten
with history and
character and give them a new lease on life. Each
piece we re-style
is unique and original. We invite you to follow along. Enjoy! Sheri and Kathy
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
The watermelon dresser. This dresser was a freebie, great quality, an Ethan Allen; that I just had to go crazy on. I could have simply painted it white, shabbied it up and called it a day, but no. I apologized to Sheri as these funky dressers always take longer to find homes. But, every once in awhile I need to break out of the box. :) I had purchased wrapping paper with a similar design and attempted to decoupage it on the drawer fronts. The paper was high quality and thick and soon began to bubble. I love to decoupage, but always have better luck with thinner paper. My next attempt will be fabric on furniture, but that's a different day. So, I decided to free hand the zig zag design. It was lots of fun to do, but at one point I almost chickened out and sanded off the whole design. And that's when I decided it was perfect. The sanding/distressing toned it down just enough(sort of). I changed out the old pulls with some new and vintage, and painted them all in copper to match the warm wood tones of the dresser. Linking up with http://missmustardseed.com/.