Sunday, 22 May 2011

A Little Makeover

Last year, in October, I noticed a dressing table on Freecycle. It was described as having 3 drawers.I  thought this sounded ideal for my daughters bedroom (she's got the smaller room now she's at Uni)
Luckily the lady who owned it only lived a few roads away and we promptly went to collect it!
However,It was not a little dressing table, it was HUGE with 4 drawers either side!
Never mind I thought, I will still find a place for it.Hubby and I wrestled it down the lady's stairs without damaging her wallpaper and carpet (it weighed a ton and I could see the Hubster was doubtful! We thanked the lady and wrestled it into the back of my car (which is a tiny KA) it was half in half ou!. I drove home VERY carefully!It lived in our dining room for a good few months.

Then I finally got around to painting it Old White by Annie Sloan
 I decided to paint it as the top was quite scratched!
That is also Wilson's bum in the picture!
Anyhoo, it now lives in the lounge, topped with goodies I have found from local car boots, mostly costing about a £1 each, except for the lamp which we already had!
Even the Hubster has grown to like it!

I have lots  of other makeovers I need to get on with but it's so breezy outdoors today, not  ideal painting weather!
Rachel x 


polkadotpeticoat said...

It turned out beautiful....It's so funny sometimes Phil will give me that look like your really going to buy that, I love those looks! the way you decorated it though is the icing on the cake!

bellaboo said...

That's a great makeover! Well done :0)

lily said...

I love it, it's amazing what a few coats of paint can do, I have a welsh dresser that I've been meaning to make over for about two years, just a little nervous of tackling such a big project for my first paint makeover.

lily x

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

I like the way you say that it was "a little makeover". Looks like a big makeover to me! Looks much better white. Love it!

Helen Philipps said...

Lovely furniture painting there - such a great makeover! I like all the things you found to put on the top too! Have a great week.
Helen x

Blondie's Journal said...

Your dresser turned out wonderful and I like how you are using it! Great job!


Carole said...

What a lovely piece of furniture, and it looks all the better in white. You are lucky, Freecycle isn't very well known (yet?) in my neck of the woods.

Pipany said...

Why am I never that lucky with Freecycle?!! Great paint job x

delia hornbook said...

Free cycle is such a great idea i have had a few good items from there. You did a great make over looks brill. have a lovely week, dee x

Poppy said...

I’ve never looked on Freecycle! You have done a fab job with the makeover Rachel.

Lou xxx

Mary Jane's TEAROOM said...

I love painted furniture have done a wonderful job really is far too windy at the moment....spent some time in the garden yesterday planting and had to keep catching my little bedding was all a bit of a struggle!...
Wishing you a lovely week,
Susan x

LissyLou said...


Mary Poppins said...

Oh wow! It looks adorable and extra special with all your sentimental things on, I love it and well done! Have been wanting to try out that paint so may give it a whirl. Thanks for the lovely comment on the bag, was quite a bargain I thought :) xx

found and sewn said...

looks great, I have a desk I need to paint too!

Val said...

I think most pieces look better with a coat of paint, but even if I were a "plain wood"-lover, this is a great re-do. :) Lovely find!

jus said...

Very nice... please tell Wilson his bum doesn't look big in that!
What's Freecycle?

marble rose said...

What a difference - I have just done the same to an old dresser that was left by the last resident!!!

Thank you for your kind comment over at Appletree Cottage



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