Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Vintage scroll Roadside Rescue Dresser

Drum Roll Please!!!!! Here she is!! Remember her...This BEAUTIFUL thing once looked.........

LIKE THIS!!! Remember that call I got about all the stuff going into the dumpster and I was on my way to Church and had only one trip to get as much as I could. This along with free door and my table with porcelain casters...This my friends was going to be trashed!!! OH THE HORROR!!  Well not on my watch!!

So I got her home and sanded her down and primed and painted her with my favorite concoction of white paint with a dark chocolate paint that I have.

Then I had to lug her in the house all by my lonesome!!! She is a beast too....but I so wanted to work on her and it was FREAKIN FREEZIN outside.  Then she sat...and sat...and I looked and looked and I could not decide what the heck I was gonna do to her. I looked at her for 3 hours!! I just didn't know what to do. So I started going through my files...(no not pinterest...an actual old accordion file folder that I keep clippings and graphics in) :)

I came across this old vintage scroll pattern I had gotten long long before I started my blog...(in other words, I have no idea where I got it..so I don't have a clue to give a credit to for the free graphic) Got out my super crappy projector..(it really is super crappy...I got it at Goodwill and it barely focuses...) drew it on with pencil and painted all of it in with black acrylic paint. See all my mess on the floor...I had to lay on my stomach to paint the lower parts..:)
I made the scroll work larger on the right and smaller on the left..didn't want to be all even Steven.

I then distress the heck out of her and and waxed her! I love how the scroll work gave her a more flow and a more feminine look. I really am in love with how she looks. Every time I look at her I can not believe she was going to go in a dumpster... I really need to start a half way house for lost or abandoned furniture. :) .............Have a BEAUTIFUL DAY!!!!

Redoux

43 comments:

Lucy Designs said...

Beautiful! I love how u carried the design across the pulls

Reno and Reorganization said...

This is stunning. The scroll work really finishes the dresser off.
Donna G.

stellar junk said...

Wow. You really are so talented! Nice work. :)

Anonymous said...

Wow, very impressive! It's beautiful!

Amy of The Salvage Collection said...

holy smokes, that is one lucky dresser! and don't you have a great eye for design! love it!!

Junky Vagabond said...

The scrollwork is a perfect addition to the square lines - she's beautiful!

Girlie Blogger said...

Very nice job!

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Kahli said...

The scroll work is just amazing! Definitely adds to the greatness of this dresser. Can't believe it was going in the trash

Mom Daughter Style said...

how creative! great transformation.
http://momdaughterstyle.blogspot.com/

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

Beautiful....your decorative painting is awesome. A stencil has nothing on you, my friend!

Gwen @ The Bold Abode said...

Beautiful! just Beautiful!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that is so perfect on this dresser- i love the soft curvy lines on the straight mcm lines!

shellyandrade said...

You have such a creative eye for applying graphics in a unique way. I have an extra overhead projector, nothing fancy just an old school-type one. You can have it if you want. I'm in Byron Center:)

Twice Nice said...

Gorgeous with all that detailing on her! Great job!
Deb

Tiaras & Bow Ties - Think Smink said...

Oh she turned out beautifully! I just love the old scroll patterns. Very feminine yet a man would love it too! It's fabulous.

WhyCuzICan said...

I'm SURE I commented on this before, but I can't find the comment. (Unless it was on your FB I said something)

I love this piece, Karin and love how you do the hand detailing/painting. (You got SKILLS!)

Smiles,
Suzanne in NW IL

Lori said...

This is beautiful.I really love it. I'm pinning this baby.

MC said...

Looks amazing. It must have taken you forever to refinish.

WhyCuzICan said...

Hi Again Karin- spotting you now at Miss Mustard Seed's linky party ... yup, you are #1 spot-- too cool!!! Love this piece,
Suzanne

Britt said...

This is gorgeous!! So glad I am not the only person to sit and stare for 3 hours at a piece before deciding what to do with it! Awesome Job!

Corinna said...

This is absolutely stunning! Job well done!

Danielle said...

YOu did such a great job! It is such an amazing transformation! I'd love for you to link up to my Feature Friday linky party.

http://blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com/search/label/feature%20friday

WhyCuzICan said...

Hi Karin, just for thrills and giggles, I'm tellin' ya where I spotted you this week... Feature Friday (I was invited a few min ago by Danielle to join too- had no idea you were at this party too)

No, I'm not a stalker (well, maybe a "little bit")

Your Fan in SNOWY NW IL (got our first dusting of snow this morning)
~Suzanne

Rhissanna said...

Ok, I'm old enough to remember this kind of thing when it was new, with those weird handles. You've really transformed it! Wonderful!

Mel said...

It's really beautiful. A great way to turn that dresser into a modern piece.

Malinda Jane Sieg said...

Wow, that is so beautiful! I am so impressed!

Shelly @A Creative Space said...

What a beauty! You've got mad skills! Brave too, to rescue it from the dumpster. The scroll work really makes the piece. I would love to visit that half-way house when you get it up-and-running. :)

Lesley said...

Get out! I can't believe the before photo...I would never have known it was the same piece! Gorgeous.

Jen said...

Wow, that is one major roadside makeover! You did an a-m-a-z-i-n-g job! I'd be thrilled if you came at shared this at the Head to Head Showdown, going on right now at www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com

~Jen

Jen said...

Thanks for linking up! ~Jen

Artsy VaVa said...

What a beautiful piece of furniture! I'm so glad you rescued it from the trash!!!

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Honestly! Every time I think I have a favorite piece, you come up with another one! Love this!

Ruth said...

This piece is gorgeous. I love the scrolls.
Ruth

Youaretalkingtoomuch.com said...

You are honestly so talented! Love seeing you link up at the party! I just plain 'ole love having you around! Love, Me www.youaretalkingtoomuch.com

Alissa@CraftyEndeavor.com said...

That looks sooooooooooo good. I've been on the lookout for a dresser with those lines.

Jen Lossing, The Consigner Designer said...

This looks wonderful. What a transformation. Great job!

KelliB said...

so pretty! The scroll is prefect!! I love it!! I would love for you to share this at my linky party going on now over at The Inspired Collection! Hope you will stop by!

Kelli
www.theinspiredcollection.blogspot.com

Marilyn said...

So creative and cute..I LOVE it..The scroll look is one of a kind.. I would LOVE for you to Please stop in and share/link via my Pin Inspirational Party happening today : )) THANK YOU.. Wishing you an amazing rest of the week.. ~ Marilyn ..http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/12/hello-artsy-friends-stopping-in-today.html

adventuresindinner said...

Wow! Now that is an amazing transformation!

Thank-you so much for joining our Pin’Inspiration Party today. Your creativity is very much appreciated.

Happy follower, would love for you to pop by to grab a button.

Good Time Charlie said...

Karin this is so gorgeous, you find the best stuff in the trash!!!! I am featuring this tomorrow, thanks for linking up!

Dana @ Cooking At Cafe D said...

I think the before and after shots are amazing. Nice work!

Thank you so much for linking up to our Friday FREE-FOR-ALL Linky Party at Cooking at Cafe D!
~ Dana

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust said...

What a BEAUTIFUL job. Thank you so much for linking it to Fabulous Friday.

Warmly, Michelle

Pam said...

Fantastic job. Love it.