Tuesday, September 11, 2012

warming up for fall...

When I shared my new space at the shop with you the other day you might have seen my vintage sewing base table from my Paris Hotel Suite...


I tried to find a more recent picture of it in my bedroom but could not so here it is when I first shared the room with you back in April of 2010...


And here is a more recent photo...


I was ready for a change and thought this old bureau I picked up at a yard sale this summer for $10 would be the perfect fit...


The base color was perfect.
I just needed to sand the drawer fronts and lose the vintage decals and greenish tinge as well as the old varnish.
When I started to sand the decals, this is what I got...


The paper backing of the decal sort of left a silhouette and I liked it.
Well, real life called and when I got back to my project Jim did me a favor and finished sanding for me.
Yes, you guessed it, gone were the silhouettes.
He is always so helpful in my ventures that I did not have the heart to say anything.
So I added new clear knobs and decided to live with it for a while...


Not that this resembles any of her beautiful creations, but Dore inspired me to try this look...


Now I am not sure if I should sand the piece a bit more, especially the two top drawers...


Oh, and I painted my pink suitcases white...think they still need one more coat! 

I do know that I picked the wrong knobs.
Can you say Anthropologie road trip?!!

I love the top...



The piece adds warmth to the room, just in time for Fall...


I think my suitcase stack needs to get a little higher! 

I would love to know what you think...




And, if I decide I do not like it ~ I can always paint it white come Spring time!

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I am joining Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday. Thanks for hosting Linda!

Thank you for visiting, have a great day!!


14 comments:

Polly said...

i just love the look of that dresser after all it's sanding!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Oh my goodness I just love how that all looks together!! Sooo pretty!!

A Vintage Chic said...

Everything looks so beautiful, Sandi! You have such a lovely way of decorating--love it!

Wishing you a wonderful day, my friend!

Julie

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Okay...I LOVE the chest as is...wonderful color! Also love those white suitcases...yes...a few more would do the trick. Thanks for sharing at my party...it's always good to see ya here:)

Blessings,
Linda

On Crooked Creek said...

Sandi,
I adore your dresser!!! Love the hue...and understand why husbands do what they do!!! Gotta' love 'em!!! Your suitcases look marvelous, dear friend! I live On Crooked Creek where all of life is askew. Try leaving the bottom suitcase in its current position and slightly angle the top suitcase. It will change the depth and height perception! I think you'll be pleased!!! Have a marvelous week, dear friend!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Faye said...

More suitcases would be neat! About 3 more might do the trick. I love the dresser, the left over decals was pretty too but this looks just as good. I do like the glass knobs though...you do a beautiful job of decorating.

A Walk in the Countryside said...

I love your dresser! All the colors of your room is so soothing! Blessings, Tammy

Victoria said...

The dresser is so lovely! I somehow do think you'll end up painting up down the road though:) I think your suitcase stack is perfect! It looks like a wonderful area to relax with some tea and a good magazine:)

stefanie said...

that dresser is gorgeous!!!

Sandi said...

Very pretty Sandi!! Sometimes hubby's can be a little too helpful can't they? Oh well...it looks lovely as is!!
Blessings~

NanaDiana said...

It all looks just wonderful, Sandi. What a neat old dresser- xo Diana

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Oh, it is all so pretty! Sighing. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Coastal Charm. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/09/make-it-pretty-monday-week-14.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Melissa/Piney Rose said...

I have a sewing machine base and a marble slab top in my bedroom too, except mine is black!

red.neck chic said...

Oh Sandi... this is GORGEOUS!!! I ADORE IT!!!

I'm catching up with you - your demi-john is FANTASTIC!!!

:) robelyn

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