Monday, April 19, 2010

Stenciled Beauty

I seem to come across a lot of Teak furniture. Unfortunately they’re never in good condition at all, (which might be why I get them so cheap!)  The drawers on this one were all in very good working order so she just needed a little makeup.
flower pot dresser makeover 007
flower pot dresser makeover 010

It took a lot of sanding to mask most of the deep scratches.  Of course I used my favorite Kilz Primer and then a couple of coats of Heirloom White, (which seems to be my color of choice lately).  I decided to lightly distress it, but opted not to glaze it to keep the light, feminine look.
heirloom white dresser 008a
heirloom white dresser 018
The final touch was the addition of the stencil.  From ordinary to extraordinary!heirloom white dresser 011heirloom white dresser 013a

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44 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Love the stencil work!

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  2. Very pretty! Ditto on the stencil...It's the perfect little touch.

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  3. Simply Stunning!! I love this piece... Thanks for sharing it.

    Ta'

    Beq
    http://beqdesign.blogspot.com/

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  4. Wow it looks so pretty and elegant now!

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  5. Hi Lisa! That is a fabulous transformation! I love the damask stencil! Very stylish!

    Polly

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  6. She is loveryl! I like the stencil....dresses her up a bit!

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  7. Very pretty! You can send it right to me, I need exactly that for my daughter's room! :0)

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  8. Love how it turned out - what color did you use on the stencil (love it)
    Sylvia

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  9. Beautifully unique! Very happy I stopped by!

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  10. You did a extraordinary job. I love the stencil work on it. Now, When are you having it shipped to me? HAVE A NICE FAB DAY!!!

    Gina
    Visit my blog at http://motherof1princessand2princes.blogspot.com

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  11. Very nice and bright. Excellent job! Love the hand mirror, btw.

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  12. Wow! I love how that turned out!

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  13. That is seriously GORGEOUS. I am totally going to copy you and do this some day. Love it.

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  14. that looks awesome! great work. i am thinking about painting our dressers soon. this was great inspiration.

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  15. Lisa,
    Your chest is so stunnning...thanks for showing it off at NTT!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  16. I love the stencils on the dresser -- just gorgeous!

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  17. Lisa WOW! the power of paint and the foresight to see what could be done!Fantastic...I am so desperately seeking an old piece of furniture, I go everywhere and find nothing I like!~ Size wise anyhow.....Thanks for sharing and stopping over my post:) Have a great day!

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  18. This is SO gorgeous! You made a perfect job!

    Just found your blog & I think I'm going to have fun reading your previous posts!

    Im your newest follower :)

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  19. Wow. You gave it life! Did you use spray paint or paint as top coat

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  20. Love how you saved this dresser and the stencils turned out to be a wonderful addition.

    Hope you are enjoying your day.

    Kathleen

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  21. What a wonderful job you did on that chest of drawers, it is stunningly beautiful now, love how you decorated the top as well. Just beautiful!!
    So nice to know you did it yourself too!
    Blessings and a good day to you,
    Nellie

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  22. It's so lovely!! You did a wonderful job!

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  23. This is amazing! I love how it turned out.

    Michelle
    from Trash to Treasure Decorating

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  24. Stencils elude me but you've done them perfectly and made a wonderful chest with elegant adornments. -- Jane F.

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  25. I love what you did to this piece! so sweet and charming!!!

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  27. Lisa, I will try again -- I love what you did with the dresser and the timing is perfect as just yesterday I pulled a similar style from someone's trash (the "before" version of yours). Now I have an "after" to aspire to. Also -- I was mentioning in my previous comment that I was going to follow you and was inviting you to do the same. I returned to my blog and saw that you had already done so. I think we're on the very same wave length. I love your style and I have a feeling that I'll be hanging out here quite a bit! You have fabulous taste

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  28. This is beautiful!

    I am hosting "Saturday is Crafty Day" tomorrow and I'd love it you stopped by!

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  29. So elegantly lovely!..,This looks fabulous painted white and stenciled! Your simple yet elegant tablescape show it off to perfection!

    Cheers

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  30. i love that look ...i like that you didn't put the knobs on ...have a sunny day suzanne

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  31. The stencil does give it some pop! Looks great!

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  32. It's beautiful!! I love the stencil detail! What a great idea :) Thanks for the inspiration!

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  33. Love the color and the stencil just added the right "something" to this piece! Great job!

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  34. What a great transformation! I really looks fab! Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired last week!

    Chelsea

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  35. Wow what a makeover, how beautiful!

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  36. Hi,
    I followed you over from the Life As Lori link party. I am now a follower of yours. I would really love it if you stopped by and visited me too. Be sure to enter the drawing if you do. Keep up the good work. Rory http://toolsareforwomentoo.blogspot.com/

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  37. Lisa this dresser is stunning! Great transformation once again. I love the stencil you chose as well - too cute! Also that picture and frame is gorgeous! Where is it from, if I may ask? Never seen one like it :)
    - Teresa

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  38. Gorgeous! I love the stenciling. The stenciling makes the dresser. Fabulous makeover.

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  39. That stencil was perfect for the shape of that dresser. The lines are so straight and the curvy stencil really softened the piece. Great choices.

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  40. WHHHHAAAT!?!? no way that is the same dresser!! okay, i believe you - and you ROCK. it's beautiful.

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