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Monday, December 3, 2012

Grain Sack Inspired Dresser Makeover


If you have been reading my blog for awhile, you know that I have a real love for old French grain sacks.  I would cover everything with them if I could!

Even a dresser...well, sort of. 
 I found this dresser last week at the thrift store.  I wish I had a before picture of it but I don't.
My husband had my camera with him on a hunting trip and I couldn't wait for him to return to start on this project.  I was just too excited to start painting.  I'll tell you though, it was bad.  Really, really bad.  It was very sturdy and in excellent shape structurally but it had this awful 70's style brown wood.  Not pretty.


Anyway, it has lots of drawers and one of them is divided with little cubbies in it.  Perfect for my craft room storage!  As soon as I saw it, I pictured a grain sack stripe running down the length of it.  When I got it home, I removed the hardware and sanded it down.  Then I painted it white, added some grain sack striping and a hand painted number.  Finally, I distressed it all over with a bit of sanding and then replaced the old hardware with some pretty new hardware from Hobby Lobby.


Et voila!
A new storage piece for my craft room that reminds me of a grain sack.

What do you think?


Have a great day!

xo and God Bless,
Kathleen

26 comments:

Debra @ Common Ground said...

this is perfect! and wow, it does look super sturdy!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Ooooooh, I love it!!! It is beautiful!!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I love this, Kathleen! You did a wonderful job on it...how great for your craft room!

Sue@House Pretty said...

Now that looks just sharp! Too bad you didn't include a picture of the drawer with the cubbies, because I would have loved to see that! That, and I'm super nosy, lol!
By the way, I'm running a Christmas giveaway over on my blog. Would love to have you enter! The link is http://housepretty.blogspot.ca/2012/12/christmas-giveaway.html.

Pam @ Frippery said...

Love!!!

Alice said...

Delightful!

Barb @ The Everyday Home said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE it, and may have to steal, um I mean borrow your idea. :)

Burlap Luxe said...

Very cool, and I so love it, you have inspired me to do something for my French Flea Market Brocante home.

xx
Dore

Ellie said...

I love this dresser! Great idea, and you executed it flawlessly. Pinned.

Maureen Wyatt said...

I think it's brilliant and I'm pinning this! Looks very utilitarian as well as beautiful.

Anne said...

awesome idea & beauty of a dresser!!

Helen said...

I love what you did with this dresser and the shape is amazing! i'm your newest follower : )

Jane said...

Wow, beuatiful trasnformation! Love the stripe and the numbers...just perfect! Thanks for stopping by Finding Fabulous today. Hopefully you can link your decor and furniture transformations up to our linky party Frugalicious Friday sometime.

Jane
FF

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Oh my goodness...I love it..what a great job you did...sooooooo good to see a note from you..made my day! Xoxo

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Love it, you did a great job!

vintageandhandcraftedinnovascotia said...

My! What a huge amount of storage - I'm envious! And you made it look so lovely too!
It would be perfect to store all my vintage houselinens for the shop!

Evi said...

I am truly green with envy! Would have never come up with this wonderful idea. It is beautiful and practical.
I wish you a merry Christmas and may your new year be filled with finding and creating new treasures.
Blessings,
Evi

Katie said...

Very pretty dresser!

katie said...

amazing (as usual)!!! this is terrific. i wish i had half your patience (and talent, and creativity, and so on). great job!

Kathryn said...

Kathleen,
I've just posted my "copy" of your beautiful dresser on my blog. I loved yours so much, I decided to try it on my daughter's rocking chair. I included a link to your blog - hope that's ok. Thanks for the inspiration!!

kathryn @ www.uglyducklingtransformations.wordpress.com

Zuzu said...

LOVE it! Just found your blog & am following.
Happy day to you & yours,
Zuzu

OhSoVintage said...

Ingenious and so clever. I love grain sacks too and what a wonderful idea to paint this like one.

decoratewithalittlebit.com said...

this is so cute! I've been looking for some inspiration for a table I want to do with both the stripe and some sort of number... here you incorporated both and I love it! Hope my table turns out half as cute. Little Bit from www.DecorateWithaLittleBit.com p.s. I've pinned your dresser too.

polkadotpeticoat said...

That turned out fabulous.....great re-do!
Heidi

Nicole Sanchez said...

I just found your blog I love your ideas and inspiration! Follow my blog :) nicolesanchezdesigns.blogspot.com

Lael House said...

A thousand thanks, kudos and hugs of appreciation for saying et voila instead of walla :)