Monday, October 24, 2011

Hand painted Dogwood dresser

I have been so excited about this dresser. It was another one of those, "you don't know what you are gonna do with it until you start" types of projects.

We have had this dresser forever and it served its purpose, but now it needed a new purpose...a repurpose!


So I started by priming and painting in one of my favorite colors, steeple gray.



When it was done it looked like this. Cute, but I wanted it to have more UMPH!



I love the Dogwood tree and have done a couple paintings of them. So I thought what if I do a big version. So I started painting.




and painting and then distressing.



Until it looked like this. I love how it turned out. I know I have heard other fellow bloggers say they don't like to
do different things to furniture because it makes it hard to sell. But painting my furniture with my paintings
makes me SOOO happy, that it doesn't bother me that it takes a while to sell these items. I know that when they
do sell they go to just the right person. Where the personality matches the furniture.


I hope someone else will enjoy her as much as I enjoyed painting her. I hope you all have a BEAUTIFUL day!!


50 comments:

Katie said...

I swear I click on your stuff at every linky party I visit. I always end up here. Clearly I love everything that you do :o) But this is A-MAZ-ING!! You'll find the right person for this quickly I'm sure!

Good Time Charlie said...

Kkarin, this is amazing! I am so inspired to try something differnt like this. Just gorgeous!

Girlie Blogger said...

It's absolutely beautiful! I love craft projects like this.

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ReFresh ReStyle said...

I love it! It turned out great! One question--what brand is the steeple gray?? Very pretty color!
Debbie

Kristy said...

Gorgeous! Inspires me to do something with this old dresser I've had sitting on my back deck for the last two years :)

Artsy VaVa said...

The dresser looks beautiful. I love the big dogwood graphic! You did a great job!

CSzem said...

well done! it's beautiful!

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

Nice job--I'm impressed!

Sherri said...

Being a Georgia gal, LOVE the Dogwood! Amazing work.

Decorating with Cents said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. I found you on the Project Queen. I'm now a follower. http://decoratingwcents.blogspot.com

Jess@Balancing The Dream said...

beautiful!!! i love the personal touch!!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

awesome! i love the shape of dogwood and you nailed it!

Rebecca said...

Love this makeover!

scf1270 said...

Found your link on Restored it Wednesdays.

So nice! Your painting adds a lot of personality to the piece.

Sara
http://multi-level-life.blogspot.com/

Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts said...

Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - you were featured today!
Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

Kahli said...

Found you on Restore it Wednesday. Love this makeover! And love the dogwood on it :)

The Bold Abode said...

Love the super huge BOLD dogwood! The right someone will LOVE that dresser when they come along...

June Scott said...

Your beautiful dresser will go to just the right person! Its uniquness is part of what makes it so special!

Evie said...

This caught my eye cause the dogwood flower is the provincial flower for my home province. Great job...I love it! :)

evie @ brown paper packages

Youaretalkingtoomuch.com said...

This so cool and brave! I can't wait to try my hand at painting something pretty on a piece.....Ok, maybe I had better leave this to the pro's like you. I really LOVE this! Thank you so much for sharing this at the "Meet Me Monday" linky party! I can't wait to see what you come up with next week! Love, Me www.youaretalkingtoomuch.com

Megan said...

Beautiful work! This caught my eye at Crafty Soiree and I just had to investigate. I love dogwoods in bloom and you've done a fantastic representation!

Katie said...

seriously you have some amazing talents hand painting that! great job!

A Vintage Vine said...

The is just so inspiring! I love dogwoods!.....Great job!

Jacqueline said...

Wow you did a wonderful job hand painting...I really need to do a interesting piece like this! Hope you will stop by mysimplehomelife.com and share this at my link party..starts tonight.

Heather B {dreaming big} said...

This is fun and unique! Never seen something handpainted like that!

Shabby Marilyn said...

Great talent, looks fantastic! New follower and love your work! I will be back to check on your art! Hope to have you visit and follow. I wish I could hand paint one of my dresser redo's like that!

Zuni said...

This is beautiful! I wish I had a spot for it...I would lover her in my home as you much as you loved paiting her! What talent!

Terrie said...

VERY pretty remake. Clear and lively. I love it.

Pamma said...

Oh, I just love this! So gorgeous. Beautiful.
~Pam
pamspaintparlor.typepad.com

Ashley said...

Love this - dog woods are near and dear to my heart as they are the provincial flower of British Columbia, where I grew up (I live in Ontario, now).

P.S. I came here from A2D's link party!

Amanda said...

Looks wonderful!

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

Gorgeous!

Jenny
http://simcoestreet.blogspot.com

Honey at 2805 said...

This piece is a real beauty! Love the artistry of it! You do beautiful work.

I am delighted you linked to Potpourri Friday! Many thanks!

Anonymous said...

This is lovely! I only wish I could paint that well!

Jenn said...

Amazing!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

What a dramatic piece! Thank you for sharing and linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

You've done it again! Just stunning. Thanks for sharing at this week's BFF Open House!

Kei said...

Wow that looks beautiful!

Joselyn @ The DIY Spot said...

What a beautiful one-of-kind makeover. I think it's going to be a quick sale.

michele said...

i really think you achieved a modern chic look--lovely!

visiting via TTJ and so glad to find your post! would love to have you stop by for my shabby chic giveaway!

http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2011/10/rachel-ashwell-on-creating-authentic.html

best to you.

michele

Sam said...

That is such a beautiful piece! It's definitely distinctive, but some people like me love having things that are unique! Wish you were closer so I could have it!

Found you through Follow Fest, come check out my blog if you're interested!

My Growing Obsessions

fromgentogen said...

This is absolutely breathtaking. Great inspiration!

I am just beginning to blog about my furniture upcycling at www.FromGentoGen.com --- hope you have a moment to stop by!

Blessings, Becky

Lesley said...

Oh my gosh...come over and do this to every piece of furniture I own!!!!

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

Another beautiful one-of-a-kind piece. Wonderful job!

Warmly, Michelle

Carrie said...

Leave it to you to think outside the box once again and create another interesting and stunning piece of art! Thanks for linking up to Refresh Your Nest Friday!

Adrianne said...

Just wanted to drop you a note to let you know you're featured this week at Freestyle Friday. On another cool note... I'm sure I have been to your booth! I'm in the Grand Rapids area as well. So funny that in all of blogland, you are so near by!

Nikki@EverythingUndertheMoon said...

I featured your beautiful dresser from Bedazzle Me Monday!! Thanks for linking! Stop by and grab a button :)

http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/11/you-dazzled.html

Sherryd said...

Wow, That's truly gorgeous! Great job!

Natasha said...

GORGEOUS!!!!

Would LOVE it if you could share this on my link party at www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

Natasha xxx

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