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dresser made feminine luxe

So this would have been a GREAT tutorial, except that the "before" images were taken so long ago that I accidentally deleted them from my hard drive. *insert mad face* Has this happend to anyone else?! Luckily I am so happy with how it turned out, I have no reason to pout about it. Below are a few images and brief instructions.

First, I sanded for over an hour because there were 3D bows across the top, along with flower decals on the drawers. Then I touched up the areas with some white paint. I wanted the drawers to have a subtle difference (dileberated for months) until last weekend I had an epiphany with the cream lace. Perfecto! Add some modge podge and a good trimming.

The cream and white needed the compliment of colored knobs. Using acrylics, I painted the teal gray and then sanded them down to keep their antique look. Finish with cotton stalks and a lovey dovey print. Wham > from little girl to glam in two afternoons. Thoughts? To feminine for the husband? Or worth it?

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Reader Comments (12)

I love it! I don't think it's overly feminine at all! And I LOVE those cotton stalks!

November 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKrystle

This turned out soooo good!!

November 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStacy

This looks amazing. i love the idea of lace on the drawers. I'm thinking of something similar for my dresser (wall paper maybe) because the drawers have peeling and chipping veneer. Also love the idea of painting the handles, it really makes them very special.

November 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChandeen

Beautiful! So creative!

November 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline

this is absolutely gorgeous! totally love it. who cares if it's too girlie for a guy/husband. :)

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

love the dresser. maybe it is just me but i didn't know it was lace on the front until the tutorial. i was wondering how you got the cool texture. the piece is amazing. love refinishing furniture!

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMikelle Smith

I like it too. Esp. with the new colored knows and goes well with your old school crystal door knob.

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

Thanks for all the comment love! I'm so glad you enjoyed the post.

// Amanda Joy

November 14, 2010 | Registered CommenterAmanda Joy

Wow, I think it's stunning! I have to do this! I'll be linking as well, love, love, love!

November 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

Wonderful project and I think you are spot on with the cream/white combo. This gives me inspiration to do something about my dresser I've been staring at in my room...

November 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMargot Madison

How did you do this? It looks so amazingly feminine and beautiful! I'm engaged and I've decided I want to do it to a dresser in my princess parlor (opposite of the dreaded "man-cave"). Thanks!!

December 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

Just found your website and I think I'm in love with all the pretty things! The dresser looks beautiful! Although, I especially love that wall colour! Do you know what the colour is called or the paint brand? Thanks!

January 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

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