So . . ., you've finally found the perfect place, lots of storage, nice size rooms, all the extra amenities. But, then you're told "no painting and no making holes in the walls"! You feel all your decorating plans going out the window. What can you do to make the space your own.

Well don't despair. There are many ways to get around the restrictions and limitations and I am here to share the ways I've overcome them over the past 18yrs.

I hope you enjoy my tips and will also share your own. I'll also be sharing some of my on going projects. Once again . . .

Barbe aka Bee

September 11, 2012

Shades of Blue Antique Dresser

I love this little dresser which was given to me about 10yrs ago by a neighbor who was moving.  Below is the first makeover (this was with a very old camera, sorry so blurry).   I started by applying a Minwax white stain.  Then I stenciled it with floral vines and roses with a country blue creme stencil paint.
The knobs are blue resin hearts with a raised vine pattern on them that I ordered from a catalog.

To the right is
 what it looks like now, see the heart shaped knobs.   I painted them white; so ready to change those.  I'm thinking of using this for my tv stand as a friend has offered me a larger dresser with lots more storage.  Plus the shape of the other dresser is so much nicer! : )  Isn't it ironic that the new colors will be similar to the first makeover. LOL!

Well, I've finished painting it!  Here is a sneak peek of it in two tones of grey-blue!

Still need to buff the wax and add hardware.  Stay tuned . . .
Hope you're week is going well!  *Hugs*

1 comment:

  1. Barbe, beautiful stenciling in the first change over. I also like the new two tone colors you're using now. I can't wait to see the complete makeover.


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