Sunday, May 27, 2012

A Whimsical Makeover: The Cream Dresser Edition



That might describe my style pretty well and this dresser is definitely my style.
This is a pretty, spoon carved dresser with one handle that doesn't match. If this was in great condition, I wouldn't paint it. I love the detail.

However, it needed to be refinished. It had some water damage to the top and the whole thing needed to be re-glued.  It is in great condition now and it even has a new coat of paint. :)

I used ASCP in Cream. It is the color of butter, a sweet yellow. I love how it turned out. I left the unmatched handle. That is my style.

This is currently available at Carter's Cottage in Downtown Dekalb, Illinois.

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  1. So cute! That is one awesome dresser...I love the carvings. Simple, yet just a little bit of pretty! ;o)

    Are you all going to be selling at Kane this month! The weather is going to be GORGEOUS! Woohoo!


  2. So cute...I love the ASCP...distresses so perfectly. It look great!! And, I love that you left the mis-matched handle.

  3. Very pretty, and I love the warm creamy-yellow color with the dark peeking thru. Well done! Now following :) Tanya

  4. that looks beautiful! the color is perfect on that piece, and love those details!

  5. Cute! I'm glad you kept the mismatched knob, adds character!

  6. I too love the mismatched knob and it looks great painted. A showpiece.

  7. It sounds like this sweet little dresser was in sad shape when you first rescued it. It was definitely worth your efforts! What a sweet little piece! I will for sure be pinning this one to my ASCP inspiration board! Love the Cream!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,

  8. Looks awesome! Great job. New follower! Hope you'll check out my projects too at! Have a great day.

  9. That is such a great/classic dresser. You did a great job refinishing it!


  10. OOOH I love this! I just bought a can of "Cream" ASCP paint and haven't had a chance to use it yet but this is a beautiful color. That dresser had huge potential and you maximized it completely! I would love for you to post it on my link party at . Thanks for the inspiration!