Friday, March 4, 2011

Putting the pieces back together!

This little bureau was rescued from a yard sale, 
it needed lots of love and I was the one willing to give it!

Here is the before pic, it was in pieces! The top was detached
and in two pieces and the door was off, not to mention it was filthy!

I should have taken more pics of the putting back together process,
but I didn't!  I re-attached the top with finish nails, counter sunk them and filled with
wood filler, then sanded. Now it needed a coat of primer. I always use Zinser's Bin
with shellac, it even works on shiny surfaces, so there's no need to sand!

I painted it parchment white and distressed using an orbital sander.

I sprayed all the hardware black, they really pop against the off-white.

Re-attached the door and added a new knob.

All done!! What a difference! I also lined all the drawers
with wallpaper used from discontinued wallpaper books.
You can ask your local wallpaper store to call you when
they have some discontinued books, that's what we did.

She's already in her new home!

Attending these Linky Parties:

Show & Tell Friday 
Furniture Friday 
Hodgepodge Friday
Metamorphosis Monday
Show & Tell Wednesdays 


  1. You are amazing! Another great piece of furniture from! I really like the hardware on this one.

  2. Beautiful transformation!!! ~~Sherry~~

  3. Just found your lovely blog via My Romantic Home. You really have an awesome talent in transforming furniture. Beautiful! I'm your newest follower and would be delighted to have you follow me back.
    Have a great weekend,

  4. That's very cute! I love the BIN its the only primer I use. It really stops the bleeding in the old furniture. Its a hassle to clean up but worth it!

  5. She looks lovely!!! So glad you saw potential in this piece!! Great job!

  6. Ok, I'm Loving this....It's perfect....I just became a new follower....please check out my new
    thanks so much and Happy Monday...:)

  7. Wow- what a beauty she is! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

  8. Amazing transformation!!! Lovely job ~ very well done. So impressive.

  9. What a fantastic transformation! Love it! you did a great job on this piece!


  10. This is fabulous!! Wonderful makeover!

    Thanks for linking!

  11. You really rescued this piece! It looks fabulous. Great job transforming it.

  12. This is fabulous, I love the white with the dark knobs. I'm visiting from Tuesdays Treasures and am a new follower.

  13. Came over from Beach Cottage! This re-do is so drastic...gorgeous finished dresser.
    All Things Heart and Home

  14. LOVE it, so pretty, i love those pieces, that are just so lost-worn and forgotten and how beautiful they can come out.. Great Job- a new follower ill be back by soon..
    Love the Inspiration

  15. This is a beautiful transformation! I found your blog at Between Naps on the Front Porch. You have such great ideas and I'm your newest follower! I'd love it if you'd follow me back:
    Again, you did a fantastic job with this!! :-)

  16. That turned out amazing. I'm a new follower. Hope to see you at DIY Home Sweet Home on Monday for More The Merrier Mondays Link Party.

  17. What a gorgeous makeover!

    I am having an antique auction on my blog. All sorts of lovely and romantic finds looking for a new home. I hope you'll stop by.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  18. It turned out so great. I need to transform a few peices in my home.. a little scared because I am a lousy painter.. thanks for the inspiration. I am a new follower.

  19. I love your project and I've featured it on "My Top Ten Fav Picks" at Boogieboard Cottage. Thank you for sharing it! Mary :O)

  20. Hi Bridget~ The hardware is gorgeous~ so unique! Great rescue and makeover~ thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

  21. Such a great your work. Just found you on The SHabby Chic COttage and now I'm following you! Can wait to see more of you great transformations!

  22. What a great piece. You made it look awesome...the distressing is perfect!

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