Wednesday, April 21, 2010

White Dresser finally comes upstairs

I've had this lovely dresser sitting in my garage since before Finn was born. I had painted it white and added new drawer pulls, but just didn't know where to put it! My house is lacking in storage/closet space, so I was yearning for those extra drawers (to end up stuffing full of junk, I'm sure). I found it at the thrift shop (seriously, do I ever shop anywhere else?!) for $8....it was a somewhat horrible pale yellow/gold colour. 

Anyways....I put my mom muscles to good use and Dustin and I brought her upstairs. Finally! 

So, maybe it's a little crowded in my living room now....big deal. So worth it for the storage space. And besides....I just kind of like looking at her! A perfect spot for some fresh pink tulips!

The mirror sitting on top was a classic gold/gilt style and I freshened it up with some of my dusty blue/grey paint and a bit of white paint for distressing. 

I found the lovely glass decanters at the thrift shop yesterday and I love them!


















Here's the before picture of the mirror...



31 comments:

  1. There is just something so pretty about an all white dresser. I love it!!:-)

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  2. Your dresser looks lovely and the mirror looks much better now! I love your arrangement with the glass decanters and the tulips. Beautiful! xx

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  3. The dresser turned out great and I especially love the mirror too. Your tulips are gorgeous! Love & blessings from NC!

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  4. Sooooo pretty...I have a white dresser in my living room too..hugs for a great evening. xoxo

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  5. Oh I love it Tracey! Your dresser looks gorgeous and I love the colour of your mirror makeover:) Hope you have a lovely day ~ Tina xx

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  6. Looks just beautiful in your living room along with the pretty bottles and tulips! You always find such great stuff for amazing prices!

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  7. it was SO worth the effort!!!! what a lovely setting you've created!!!! Nice colour on your mirror, beautifull dresser, and hey...I'm from Holland...so the tulips I also like;)))))
    ENJOY it!!

    Greetings
    Lynda

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  8. Wow!! It's fantastic. I'd love to have a dresser like that. You did well to put in your room and not leaving in the garage.... It looks great!!!

    xx Zaira

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  9. Oh I love it Tracey! Your dresser looks gorgeous and I love the colour of your mirror makeover................thanks for sharing it !!


    Happy happy day !! blessings and hugs from me.......Ria

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  10. love it. I don't think it crowds the room at all..or at least the pictures don't make it look like it does.

    Great job!!!

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  11. Crowded? Not at all! looks absolutely lovely to me!
    You did a brilliant job, that dresser is fab! Love the tulips in the glass decanters too ..ok to make it simpler: I love everything!
    xo Flaviana

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  12. Tracey - it looks amazing! I could really use something exactly like this in my living room!! And for $8...!!! Your thrift shop sounds like a dream!!

    Also I love the decanters & the mirror - all look perfect together!

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  13. I think the dresser looks great in your living room, the piano add a touch of class as well. Still am envious of you finds at the thrift store!

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  14. Love the dresser and the mirror, that blue/gray color is perfect!!

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  15. Oh that is very cute! what kind of paint did you use?

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  16. So pretty! I love your photos.

    I'm hosting "Saturday is Crafty Day" on April 24th and I'd love it if you stopped by!

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  17. Your dresser and mirror are fantastic! Tulips are my fav and your pics are so pretty.
    :)

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  18. Loooooooooove this dresser!
    I'm totally jealous, and I WANT that mirror. LOL.

    I just love your style, you totally inspire me!

    Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog tonight. I have to agree with EVERYTHING you said.
    I just don't understand people like this!
    Mean girl, I guess. LOL.

    I told my hubby... uh... I just feel BAD for her. And it's almost like I want to be her friend. LOL... My hubby's response was... "ugh... you WOULD!... she's such a JERK!"
    HAHAHA... Oh well...
    To each their own... right?
    Shelley

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  19. I love the dresser in that room. I think it has an elegant look with all the curves and the new pulls! The mirror and tulips look great on it.
    Thanks for dropping by the other day, sorry it took so long for me to visit. What can I say, I'm still celebrating my b-day!!
    Have a great weekend.
    XO
    Heidi - Heart and Home

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  20. Hi Tracey, always so sweet and sober, white furniture. Your dresser is a beauty!
    Wishing you a great weekend! xoxo

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  21. BEAUTIFUL! I love the hardware too! :)

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  22. So pretty, it was worth the wait, you did a fabulous job. Talk about a deal! My favorite flowers are tulips, they look gorgeous on your dresser, have a wonderful weekend!
    XO
    Kristin

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  23. a real beauty! i think it looks fabulous there!
    hope you and your boys are feeling better! xoxo

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  24. I love the handles on the dresser and the colour of the mirror, nice work!!

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  25. Tracey - wow, love the dresser. Do you play the piano? Must be a lovely room to play in. I have added my comments to this more recent post, so that I can be sure that you read it, but your son Toby's party looked AMAZING!!! Wow, you are one creative, dedicated Mum. A brilliant party! Well done! A very lucky and a very loved little boy. Tracey at Velvetine Lily http://velvetinelily.blogspot.com/

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  26. It looks so lovely and it must be wonderful to have that storage.What a bargain! Have a great weekend
    Janice

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  27. Tracy you do white right!~ I know I have told you this before, but I will say it again, you have great style and a great eye for design and decor! Have a great weekend!

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  28. NOT crowded at all! Beautiful! Luv'n the hardware & the punch of colors with the fresh tulips! Bravo!

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  29. The dresser looks terrific, Tracey... like a credenza in your living room :-) I wish you'd taken a before pic... it would have been great to see. The glass decanters were a fantastic find!
    Victoria @ DesignTies

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  30. Hi,
    I followed you over from the Life As Lori link party. I am now a follower of yours. I would really love it if you stopped by and visited me too. Be sure to enter the drawing if you do. Keep up the good work. Rory http://toolsareforwomentoo.blogspot.com/

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