Sunday, March 6, 2011

Lace Dresser

This lace stenciled dresser started out as anything BUT this.
I had 3 totally different ideas in mind for this piece but then this came to me, and I just went with it.
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Let’s start from the beginning, (after a little paint on top and sides).
It really wasn’t in bad condition at all. The top was a little roughed up, but it had good bones.
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After the entire piece was primed with Kilz primer and sanded, it was given a couple of coats of Krylon Satin Almond.old teak dresser 010a
The drawers were painted white.  When all the paint was dry, I took a piece of old lace I had in my craft drawer, (that makes me sound so organized, ‘my craft drawer’  ) It was in a plastic shopping bag in my laundry room… there...I said it.
Anyhow, I laid the piece of lace on the drawer.  I didn’t find it necessary to adhere the lace to the drawer as I really made sure that the lace was completely flat.  I didn’t want to have ‘sticky’ problems later when I tried to get any adhesive off, so I didn’t use it.  I sprayed a very LIGHT coat of the almond color on top of the lace and gave an extra spray on the sides.
And just because I’m daring, I took some gold spray paint and gave it a very light go over with the gold.  Then the entire dresser was misted with gold (barely noticeable) and then lightly distressed.
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As for hardware.  I didn’t like the top knobs on the dresser, but I did decide to keep the retro looking pulls.  I lightly sprayed them with white and then wiped most of it off, leaving just white in the crevices.
 old teak dresser 007
As for the other hardware, I removed the tiny knobs that were there and used a couple of vintage pulls I had on hand from another project. The pulls were antiqued gold and I thought they were perfect just as they were. No paint required.
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This can now be used an entry console, in a guest room, or living room.
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old teak dresser 046a Voila !

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  1. Very cute!! Love how the lace brings femininity to such a boxy, modern piece. Great job!

  2. And this is just paint?! Amazing how great it looks. You are turned out so well!
    I wonder if this would work in

  3. I love how you use unconventional materials! Love how this project turned out!

  4. Very pretty! The lace idea totally made it.

  5. Lisa, that is fantastic! I LOVE the balance between the masculinity of the retro piece of furniture with the femininity of the lace. Gorgeous!

    Little Miss Penny Wenny

  6. Clever idea using the lace. It looks Fabulous.

  7. This is really beautiful! I love this dresser! What a clever use for the lace. Are you keeping it for your house?

  8. I love it. Did you take any pictures of the actual steps you went trough to paint the lace? I'd love to see it.

  9. I just saw your dresser on homepodge. It's so beautiful - and using lace as a stencil is a great idea! I'm definitely going to try this on my next project :)
    Thanks for the great idea!
    - Mary

  10. My "craft drawer" is the same as yours ~ just a garbage bag stuffed into a closet. hehe
    I found your blog through homepodge and love it ~ I'm following now!

  11. holy moly, that's AMAZING! yes, that needed to all be in capitals.

  12. I LOVE the lace on this! You are so talented and the dresser looks great! Just came across your blog and I'm a new follower.

  13. OMGOSH! I love this! It is beautiful!!! How clever!

    I've never been here before (How is it possible I haven't found you?!) but I'll be back. I am your newest follower.

  14. That is so cool! I love the lace, that's the actual lace, spray painted and attached to the dresser? Or you spray painted through the lace to leave the pattern on the dresser? I'm so sorry, but I'd love to try this and don't want to mess up! ;)

  15. That's so pretty! I love the subtle gold on it too. Way to go!

  16. This is awesome! I am redoing a dresser that's in my enry and am looking for some inspiration. Thanks!!!

  17. I love the idea of the Lace! So stunning on that dresser! I’m a new follower Happy Wednesday!! I would love for you to stop and take a look at my blog as well! Thanks!

  18. That lace effect is fabulous. I wouldn't have thought you could do it like that. I found you through Domestically Speakings link up and now I am following.

  19. I LOVE this! Its FAB!!! Come on 'ova and share this at my Linky Par-Tay!



  20. This is so creative! The painted lace is the perfect touch.

  21. I love what you did with the lace! It looks so classic, I would never have thought to put that hardware together, but I really like it! I'm your newest follower!

  22. This is so gorgeous & chic & classy all at the same time! I love it. Very impressive work!

  23. Visiting from Transformation Thursday. Love the clever lace detail! Nice makeover.

  24. WOW! That is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for linking up to Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions. I hope you stop by again soon :)

    ~Lori @ Paisley Passions

  25. It's gorgeous, Lisa! I love the detail - so feminine and pretty! Great job! Thanks for sharing! ;)


  26. So pretty! I usually don't go for that style of dresser, but I think I'm in love!

  27. Your killing me! LOVE this too! I am playing catch up...can you tell?

    This is such a great idea and I LOVE it!

    Lou Cinda

  28. Love this!!! Just found it on Pinterest.

  29. Great ideal! I like white, looks very bright, but without losing the classic looks

  30. Great post. I like reading your post share

  31. Very pretty! The lace idea totally made it. I will share this


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