Monday, August 9, 2010

All Dolled Up

My lovely friend Krystal has been following my blog from the beginning. She has been so kind and supportive with my passion of painting furniture and home decorating. She has been encouraging me from day one to sell my pieces. She even offered to be my first sweet!

She found this little second hand, 76 year old beauty for her bedroom. She wanted it to match the current style of her bedroom so she asked for it to be creamy and polished with no distressing. Let me tell you, this 76 year old had a bit of a rough life and it showed!

After a face lift which included sanding, priming and several coats of creamy antique white, I think it looks great.

Thank you Krystal for encouraging me to sell my pieces and for being my first customer! You are a wonderful friend. I am so happy you love it too :)


Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Yipee for your first sale! The dresser is so pretty, great job.
So fun to find people who love to do the same thing.

Dawn said...


So nice to "meet" you! And a BC'er to boot! yay!

Your blog is LOVELY! Your dresser re-do is smashing!!! I recently bought a dresser very similar, waterfall style 1940-ish and haven't had the guts to start the makeover...soon i hope!

I will be following you now too!

:)dawn collect Pandora too??? Becky & Brokeshopaholic & I do too! yay!

Marie Z. said...

You're very good at what you do! I love the dresser : )

Ms.Cupcake (aka Becky) said...

pretty pretty! Oh LOL! Brokeshopaholic is one of my dear friends blog ;)

You are so welcome my friend! Happy Monday to you! P.S. I am going to start another painting project! Annnnddd I now own a compressor for painting!! oooohhhh weeee!


oops! said...

I love it, congrats on your first sale! I really like the hardware!

Vintage Home said...

wow!....keep up the good work!....It really gets to be an addiction...the hunt that is! glad you are helping others by recreating!

Amanda said...

yay for you lovely lady! that dresser is stunning. lucky you, lucky Krystal. :)

Jenn said...

Hi Jessica,
Love your style! Congratulations on your sweet award!
Jenn :)

Musings Of A Gem said...

Well done on your first sale!! Good job :)

It looks adorable!

Gemma x

Lindsay said...

Looks Great Jess! love it

Kristen said...

It's amazing what you can do with furniture! I go to yard sales, or antique shops and do the same thing! I also like re-painting picture frames! It's just fun!

Can't wait to see more-

Kelly at I Dream of Decor said...

it turned out really beautiful! Love the hardware too:)

Jessica said...

Hi Ladies,

Thanks again for all of your wonderful comments. This dresser was a toughy but it was well worth it.
Yay Becky, I can't wait to see what magic you work with your paint sprayer!


Little Lovables said...

I love it! And the wall color and mirror as well, gorgeous.