Monday, April 25, 2011

A pink Union Jack dresser...for Royal Wedding week!



I found this adorable old dresser at a yard sale....while we were out on our sunny-day bike ride on Saturday.....

Nice curves and casters....what more could you ask? :)


I've been itching to do a little project, and considering it's the Royal Wedding this week...

I figured I'd jump on the Union Jack bandwagon!


Just in a slightly untraditional "girly" way :)

It's hard to tell in the pictures since the lighting was really bad, but it's actually a very light coral pink, with grey and white stripes.





I wanted it to look a little rough and worn, so I hand-painted the white stripes after having taped off the grey ones (they just looked a little too perfect for my liking).





So here she sits in our front entrance...mostly because I simply have nowhere else to put her right now.

Once we finish our basement reno, I think I'll use her for my "craft/sewing" area.

But for now, she's housing shoes and bags and Hunter wellies :)




Love those little brass keyholes!




I added some new dark pewter style knobs, mostly because that's all I had on hand....but I actually kind of like them. Not perfect, but they'll do for now until something better comes along :)


And those are my fave little vintage silver flats under there. I found them basically brand new, for $3, and have worn them almost every day since. They just happen to go with everything!




Anyways....there she is.....a little piece of my British heritage! (I figure I qualify as being British...both my parents are British, and although I was born here, I could have just as easily have been born there....so weird.)




ps....two posts in one day???? what??? ;)





29 comments:

  1. that is just stunning, I love it!

    xx Karen

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  2. That looks great! I love the keyholes too.

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  3. Love it!! Any royal wedding plans??

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  4. That is so pretty and I love the colors you used. The coral is fun! You did a beautiful job.

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  5. Love the lines of that piece!

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  6. Hi Tracey! Im have JUST found your blog and LOVE IT! I am your newest follower! You and your Gigglers are GORGEOUS!
    I would LOVE for you to visit my Blog!
    I have a Whassup Wednesday Linky party I would love for you to link up to :)

    SO GLAD to have found you!

    xoxokara

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  7. Fantastic! Love it! Great twist on the Union Jack colours!

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  8. Now that is wicked cute ;) Love it!

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  9. gorgeous!!! i LOVE the pink- it gives it an overall faded look. great job!

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  10. Love it!!!

    Your 3 steps ahead of the rest of us!!

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  11. So fun and different....I love it!

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  12. I really like the color combo. It looks great!

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  13. I'm CRAZY about the pink Union Jack! SO fantastic!
    Kate @ welcomedtempest.blogspot.com

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  14. Wow! This turned out so beautiful! Great job!!
    I would love it if you joined my linky party @ {nifty thrifty sunday}!
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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  15. Love this toned down color scheme, I love the rich deep colors others have done also. Fabulous job!
    Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

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  16. I love your spin on the Union Jack!! So subtle! It looks great!

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  17. This might be my favorite Union Jack ever!!! Love love love it :)

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  18. Found your link via Beyond Picket Fences......this is so adorable!! LOVE IT!!

    Have a great weekend!
    Tami

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  19. I adore this project and would love to have one of these in my entryway. I bet you will get alot of compliments on this piece in your home! Love it.
    Sherry

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  20. oh my goodness .......all the graphics of that great flag look....with your colour sensitivity!...best jack dresser yet!
    Gotta get to bed now and set the alarm!

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  21. I just love what you have done, the colors, the finish, it's perfection!
    Nancy xo

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  22. Smashing and quite timely! Thanks for sharing at Beyond the Picket Fence.

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  23. This is just beautiful! Great work.

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  24. I love this so much! I may have to gear up to do a union jack design on something soon--thanks for the inspiration! I absolutely love this, and would also love it if you would share this at my linky party.

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