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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Dresser Refinished

I love this piece and am so glad I found it.   Exactly what I wanted and it looks perfect for my style and the room.  A little online research and I believe this piece was made around 1940 to 1950.  It is made by Drexel, and is very heavy.  Gorgeous detail and beautiful dove tail drawers.  Nice to have it restored back to it's original beauty.



With this piece in place, I am calling the Master Bedroom officially done.



A nice size with ample storage, yet it doesn't crowd the little settee and looks in proportion to the room. (The light is making the room look yellow.  Actually it is beige and the settee and drapes are a cocoa brown.)


 My garden stool that I painted and had on the front porch is the perfect color, also makes a great little table to hold a book or something to read next to the settee.  Stacks of decorating books are on the floor.

I love the small pedestal and fern in the corner and the asymmetrical wall and table vignette is fun for a change.


 Pretty turned and fluted columns on the corners of the dresser.


Beautiful old brass bail pulls.  Love the fluted bead detail on these.







 It coordinates well with the nightstand I found at GW and refinished.


 The piece is mahogany and I used a combination of mahogany stain with the final coats of stain being dark walnut.  It toned down a lot of the red of the mahogany.





This is the wall across from the bed.


 One more area checked off the to-do list.  I really am pleased with the final results.


Don't you love it when you get one more project done and crossed off the list.

I am joining the following parties
Stacy at Embracing Change for Creative Inspirations.
Kathy at A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday 
Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursday
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for Open House Party on Thursdays
Katherine at Katherines Corner for Favorite Things Thursday Hop
Niki at The Vintage Farmhouse for Creative Things Thursday
Becky at Beyond The Picket Fence for Under $100 Thursday
Kristen at Kristen's Creations for Share Your Creations
Sherry at The Charm Of Home for Home Sweet Home
Honey at 2805 for Potpouri Friday
At The Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Diann at The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday
Alison at Stuff and Nonsense for Fridays Unfolded
Jen at Tatertots and Jello for the Weekend Wrap-up Party
Donna ar Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
Amy at Positively Splendid for Saturday Seven
Aimee at Twigg Studios for Sunday Showoff
Jamielyn at I Heart Nap Time for Sunday Scoop Party
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase
The Dedicated House for Make It Pretty Monday
Mary at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Susan at Between Naps On The Porch for Metamorphosis Monday 
Sarah at Sarah Dawn Designs for Pintastic Monday

52 comments:

  1. Your dresser makes a perfect bedside table and it's great that it will give you so much storage. I love the detail on the hardware.

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  2. It is a great feeling. I am on a roll right now. I don't share though, because my studio looks like a crime occurred there, lol!
    I love your chest. You did a fabulous job with your bedroom, Marty!
    I just refinished the first dresser I bought after I was married and it is a Drexel. Such well made furniture.
    Happy Wednesday.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous - and you are SO RIGHT, it is picture perfect right there-honestly nothing else would have done, it is meant to be there!

    Good treasure find, Marty - and it matches that amazing GW find, too, how AWESOME!! Well done, ma'am!

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  4. WOW. It looks amazing. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.

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  5. The dresser just glows! I love those brass pulls on the drawers and your room looks amazing!

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  6. Marty I really like that dresser too. I love the size and style of it completely. It's the perfect piece and you did a wonderful fix up on it. Your room looks so wonderful!

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  7. you really did a beautiful job on that piece Marty.. You design style in this room is subtle and elegant.. I can only imagine for good it FEELS when you walk into this room you created...

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  8. Marty, The dresser looks perfect. Your master turned out just beautiful. I love the details.

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  9. Just gorgeous! I love that you used a dresser for a nightstand. It's so nice for extra storage looks lovely restored. I'm remembering this idea for when we get moved into our new house. Great job on the bedroom!

    Heather

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  10. Marty,
    This is such a gorgeous piece and you did an amazing refinishing job!!! Your Master Bedroom looks elegant, yet tranquil! Thank you for reminding us that sometimes...it's refinish...not paint to get the effect we're after!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  11. I love that dresser Marty, and the nightstand, and the bed....heck, I love the whole room...also while I'm at it I really LOVE your blog!

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  12. The room is so cozy, it's making me consider an afternoon nap!!! lol

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  13. I love the dresser. It's perfect as a night stand. You did an awesome job restoring it.

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  14. The dresser is beautiful and you did a wonderful job on this entire room!

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  15. I have thoroughly enjoyed following your bedroom makeover right from the beginning! You have done a brilliant job and all on a budget! Well done and enjoy your hard work now! Kate x

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  16. HI Marty! OH, your new night stand looks marvelous. You did a great job on it too. Looks like it was made for your bedroom. Your bedroom, by the way, is just so gorgeous!
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  17. You did a beautiful job! It really is a gorgeous piece!
    -Shelley

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  18. Marty, you have created such a beautiful master bedroom! I love the new dresser and I think it fits just perfect in the room. All your other decor items are just icing on the cake! Everything flows together beautifully!

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  19. It's just wonderful, Marty. So cozy, formal, serene, well designed, and most of all, inviting. You have done an awesome job. I love it!

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  20. You did a great job with your bedroom makeover, Marty! All the pieces came together wonderfully. I'm glad you didn't have to wait for the side tables/chest for too long at all.

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  21. My mother-in-law's internet is out so she had me stop by and tell her what she's up to...you're so loved! She's missing a good post...your bedroom dresser is PERFECT! XO, Aimee

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  22. oops...I meant to say....what "you're" up to

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  23. Marty, that piece is just perfect. And it is such a rich look. I would love that in any room in my home! Your bedroom is luxurious and very inviting!
    Beautifully done!

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  24. Your decorating is very pretty and definitely soothing and relaxing. G ood job. All of your hard work is summed up in it's done! I have to try the relishing formula you used. Love the bedroom!

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  25. Oh it's beautiful. You always refinish like I wish I could. Great job.

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  26. Love that piece Marty....looks just perfect in your beautiful bedroom!...

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  27. I have the exact same dresser with a matching 3/4 bed. I too love that piece. It adds elegance to any room. Received it from my grandmother when she passed away 35 years ago. It was in her house for as long as I can remember. Enjoy. Beautiful Room

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  28. Gorgeous piece!
    Would love if you stopped by my party to link it up!
    Stacey of Embracing Change
    http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

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  29. That is a nice piece, Marty. Beautiful room.

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  30. What a gorgeous piece! You did a fabulous refinishing job!!

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  31. HI MARTY!!!
    THE dresser looks perfect!!!I think you did an OUTSTANDING JOB!!!
    I am in the hunt for an old dresser...something inexpensive....MY DAUGHTER wants to paint it White or Pink for a Party!!!So Chalkboard paint and I will become familiar....no not buying anything super expensive....like cheap-Cheap-Cheap!!!
    hugs,
    jamie

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  32. What a fabulous piece, and it looks PERFECT there. Not only do I love it, but I love the way you have everything so nicely arranged on top of it. I also like (and had to smile at) the stack of books beneath the plant pedestal. I'm glad I'm not the only one who does this.

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  33. It's gorgeous. Love how you have staged the top and also the pictures hanging to the side. Well done. Visiting from Katherine's Corners.

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  34. Your bedroom turned out wonderful. I love the idea of the little garden bench next to the settee!

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  35. Marty, you must be so happy! And proud! The dresser and the nightstand are a perfect match now! I love all the details, from the garden stool to the lovely art and the beautiful fern - but my absolute favorite is the top pillow on the love seat!

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  36. Looks GREAT Girl! Good Job! I don't care for my nightstands at all - now you have me thinking!
    So you guys are over there partying without me... :( Wish I were closer to the fun!
    Have a great day! Love and miss you! Karen

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  37. Marty these are simply gorgeous, I love natural wood, this headboard is very simular to mine. Hoping you are surving the crazy weather down there and not just the heat those powerful storms...stay cool:)

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  38. I'm loving that dresser, what a fabulous find. Gorgeous patina, warm - looks perfect in your master bedroom. Hugs ~ Mary

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  39. Dropped in from Katherine's Corner and wow, what a lovely room, I can see why you love it, it is beautiful and all the your hard work shows.

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  40. Beautiful room, Marty! I love the new piece ... it's perfect for your space. The assymetrical vignette is fabulous ... well done, Marty !!

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  41. It looks amazing, as always. So nice and peaceful

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  42. Your bedroom looks so lovely, Marty. I can't believe the dresser & nightstand weren't part of a set -- they look perfect together. I also really like the asymmetrical vignettes on either side of the bed -- so interesting to look at.

    ~CAS~

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  43. That looks perfect in there Marty! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  45. What a beautiful room! I love your dresser. Megan

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  46. Oh, I just love your entire bedroom, Marty! So beautiful and cozy. The chest looks just like an antique...you did a wonderful job of refinishing it.
    I had a decorator do a walk thru of my house about a year ago to give me some ideas of things I should do in my house and one of the things she said was to put a dresser on either side of the bed...just like you have!

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  47. Your dresser is beautiful Marty. The details are wonderful. And it fits in your bedroom perfectly. Thank you for sharing at TTF this week. I hope you have a fantastic week!

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  48. It's so pretty. I want to re-do my bedroom it is on my list. Drexel furniture is always so beautiful. I would love it you would come link your post up at my "Pin Party"

    http://www.sarahdawndesigns.blogspot.com/2012/07/pintastic-monday-link-party-1.html

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  49. That dresser is just stunning. Love it!
    Thanks for sharing with us!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  50. Marty, it is just lovely! I really enjoy getting glimpses of your home. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  51. Your dresser is absolutely beautiful! I love it. I haven't refinished anything yet, but posts like these give me the want-tos.

    It's party time over at Debt Free Mommy's blog! You are invited to join the party by linking up anything related to making your space a better place for you and your loved ones. Please join us at Making Space Mondays at www.debtfreemommyblog.blogspot.com. Link up starting at 9:00 (central time) tonight. Hope to see you there! -Tabitha

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