Monday, October 25, 2010

The "Play It Again" Dresser Project


I'm linking up this post to Miss Mustard Seed's Copy Me Contest.


Here's a really old dresser I found a couple weeks ago. It was in pretty rough shape, even after I sanded it really well.

SO.....always inspired by Marion at Miss Mustard Seed, I decided to do a vintage sheet music dresser.

Here's the way it turned out.

It needed quite a bit of TLC to get the drawers to go in and out smoothly, but I think it was all worth it.

I added the crystal knobs on the top drawers and was lucky enough to have all the handles for the bottom drawers. I decided to paint them a creamy white.


I also did this little desk for the store. It's a nice small scale for a laptop. I did the one drawer with sheet music and an amber color .


A tip on this type of treatment on a curved top like this--

I turned the dresser upside down on a large piece of poster board. I traced around the curves of the top to make a pattern.

I used the poster board pattern to cut my vintage sheet music.
I wanted a small border of the cream paint around the edges.

This worked out very well.

I put a couple coats of the Wipe On Poly in top to protect the surface.


Hope you week is off to a great start....

Linking up to Cottage Elements Make It 4 Monday

Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Feature Friday

The Shabby Nest's Frugal Friday




24 comments:

  1. the dresser was transformed beautifully!great work cori!it matches perfectly the victorian frame, im a super huge fan of Victorian and shabby chic designs!

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  2. What a great transformation. I wondered how you protected the paper... wipe on poly. Good to know. Love this! I'd like it more in my house :) Thanks for sharing! Michelle

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  3. Love it! This looks beautiful. I'm sure it will sell quickly!

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  4. cori, it looks gorgeous! it actually looks just like marian's!

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  5. What a wonderful job you did on this piece. I love the sheet music!

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  6. Looks fabulous! Just wondering, do you know that you have the top drawers on the wrong side?

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  7. I love the transformation on this bureau. How did you "age" the paper? The plan for my project was to tea/coffee stain it. I've had a $4 chest sitting in my garage for a few months and I've yet to get to it. You're giving me more incentive! Thanks, Sue

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  8. Girl That turned out great!!! Love it!!

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  9. Gosh, Cori, the "before" didn't look very promising. You really made it sing again. Ha, that was bad.

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  10. This is one beautiful piece. If I am ever in your neck of the woods, I am stopping at your little piece of the world for sure!

    Take care,

    Lisa

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  11. Beautiful ... I admire your talent !! *Becca*

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  12. Oh my goodness I ADORE your dresser!! That is just fantastic!! Wow. Great job! Love your blog- happy to be following along now! Stop by and say hello sometime! :)

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  13. Love this musical dresser! I have a friend that would love this in her home. They are a very musical family. Terry

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  14. I love it! Yours is just as beautiful as Marion's! I am in the process of a little dresser myself, except I used an old dictionary instead of sheet music on this one.

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  15. I loved it when MMS did it, and I love it when you did it. It's just gorgeous! Great job.

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  16. Wow...what talent. This is such a unique and inspirational piece.

    Take care,
    Lisa

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  17. Loved hers, love *yours* and inspired soon to try mine! THANKS for sharing your success!
    hugs,
    Leslie

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  18. great "copy me" project. one of the best i've seen. i think the top drawers need to be switched though. look at the before photo and you'll see what i mean.

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  19. This is just so pretty!! You did a great job. JenT

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  20. I absolutly LOVE the dresser. I may attempt to do this :)

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