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Sunday, 15 January 2012

Curb Shopping Luv.....and...the Answer....

This old dresser travelled across the country with me - crazy
I know - but I found it on the curb in our neighbourhood in
Toronto and I just could NOT leave it behind.  I've been
carting it around for almost 4 years so YEAH ME - I finally
finished it!

Here's what the poor old dear looked like before:

And here's how she turned out.....


If you read my post (here) I might have picqued
your curiousity on the "bling" teaser.

Here's what I
did with the gems.....




And here's how I did it. (Please forgive the out-of-focus
pics - I was the do-er and the photographer!)






I found these ones for 25 cents each but I have seen
them at Fabricland (if you are in Canada) sold by the box.

I don't think they would stand up to kids pulling on them but
for my purposes - a server in the dining room - they will be
just fine.  I have lots of treasures to share this week - some
of which you can see on top of the dresser.......

So be sure to c'mon back to see more!
Have a great week!








22 comments:

DallyGirl @ Lifeat2810 said...

Hi Peggy - I saw your link over at DebbieDoo's. Love this little dresser! The knobs are really neat - love the idea. I have something this may work well on. Thanks for the inspiration.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

So cute--I love it. Can't believe someone left it on the curb!

chateau chic said...

Love the transformation of your dresser. I also really like how you styled the dresser top.
Your newest follower, Mary Alice

Bliss said...

Pretty darn clever drawer knobs. I never would of thought of something like that, and they look just like those expensive little glass ones, maybe even better!

~Bliss~
BlissRanch.blogspot.com

kt said...

lovely! WHO in their right, repurposing mind--could throw away a piece w/ legs like that? Great job.

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Lovely refinishing job! Adore the blingy bling knobs! I'm one of your newest friends! Drop by for a visit sometime soon!

andrea said...

The little dresser is darling and perfectly styled! The soft cream was a sure bet for a color selection! a new follower, andrea@townandprairie

Simply Beautiful Now said...

That is a such a pretty and clever use of your "bling" for the dresser handles. So lovely!

Love your new blog header design/name. New Year, new look...fantastic!

Janel@hatingmartha said...

Love the gems! Great way to be creative and add some fun bling!

mrshinesclass said...

The dresser looks really good. I like that paint color. I'm also looking forward to hearing about your other treasures.

Sharon

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Thanks for sharing Peggy with my newbie party. This is gorgeous!

Mary said...

I love what you did with the knobs. I can see that I paid WAY too much for some knobs I used.

Lesson learned. Thank you.
Mary @ SeaQuilts

eleven-o-one said...

I love curbside saves and this is a beauty. Love the little knobs.
Fran

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Great job on a found piece. Worth the carting I would say. Blessings, Debbie

Helen said...

What a great idea for the pulls!!! The dresser looks great too but I really can't get over how you did the pulls. AMAZING!
I found you on Southern Lovely link party and I am now following you!

Vicky said...

Wow, I just love the knobs on the dresser. So pretty and sparkly. Great job! I am a new follower visiting from Project Queen. Vicky from Mess For Less

Karen said...

Its gorgeous, love those knobs, that was really creative.

Mariaelena said...

so pretty and I love the vignette on top!..nice to meet you...come over and visit...Mariaelena

Christine at DIY+FYI said...

absolutely beautiful! i just got myself an antique dresser and needed ideas for new knobs!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

LOVE IT and love those knobs, very clever!! Stopped over from Restyled Sundays party. Would love you to stop on by when you get a chance. Martina

bellamella said...

Luv luv luv it! What kinda paint did you use? I live in Toronto, there is only 1 retailer that sells Annie Sloan Chalk Paint which is in Bath, Ontario (Oh only a 5 hr drive!) I will have to order it online. I want to paint an art deco dresser but then transfer an image on to it by burnishing it with pastel so I don't want to use something with a sheen. Do you have any advise for me?

Peggy said...

@ Bellamella - the paint is actually a kitchen/bath oops can - its slightly off-white. It doesn't have too much of a shine to it. I needed something that could take the wear and tear in the dining room. I have made my own chalk paint successfully and would suggest you try out some of the recipes. I used about 2 tblsp NON-Sanded white grout to every 1.5 cups of paint. It goes on gritty but dries smooth.
Peggy

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