When last we met like this, I had just finished playing with some ‘boobs’ that needed some restoration, (to see that post click HERE) and before that I was once again playing with paint to freshen up some old furniture. (click HERE to see the fun dresser that I fixed up.
Today, I am sharing another Tootsie makeover creation. This one is unlike any other I have done. It is just slightly out of the comfort zone of my usual projects…this one is unique…spectacular…and just down right fun.
It started out as the most BORING and BLAND piece that I have played with in a LONG time. I had found it a while back on a junkin’ tour and I just didn’t know what I would end up doing to it. I just could not settle myself with a simple paint or stain job. This dresser NEEDED something fun to happen to it. It needed more than a simple treatment if it was not going to end up looking like just another typical painted dresser. I stared at it…and I mulled it over…and NOTHING seemed to click.
One day I was out in the garage doing a little work on something else, and finally my imagination started to flood me with great ideas for this chest of drawers. Don't you just LOVE when inspiration happens??? I know I do. Just like that...
BOOM!!! I HAD A PLAN!
You all know how I LOVE my antiques and vintage decor in my home. Over the last few years we have gotten rid of most of the ‘new’ furniture in our house and replaced it with beautiful and unique pieces most of which I have ‘touched’ in some way. Among my favorite pieces are steamer trunks of all shapes and sizes and old suitcases. SO - when the inspiration for this piece hit me, I was super excited.
A while back, while out and about shopping, I had seen a very plain chest of drawers done up to look like a stack of vintage suitcases. They were incredible, but they were VERY expensive. I have also seen some other similar pieces for sale online, but never had I had the inspiration to try to make my own until today.
I got to work right away. I sanded and filled and primed.. painted and distressed and detailed. I rummaged around in my ‘stash’ for the right ‘jewellery’ to ‘dress’ it with. I was SO excited to get to the finishing touches that the wait for my finish to cure seemed endless…I had stepped quite a long way out of my comfort zone with this one…I had never painted a chest of drawers to look this style…NEVER…and I was skeptical. If it didn’t work out, I knew it wouldn’t be hard to change…but I had put a lot of work into this one and I wanted it to work. I needed to see the image in my imagination come to life.
When I was FINALLY able to ‘dress’ this chest, and put my Tootsie spin on things…I got busy and finished it up.
I have to admit it has been a LONG time since I have been THIS happy with myself.
Everyone in my household LOVES this dresser now. It has become one of MY favorite make- overs and since I shared it with friends and family, I have gotten a few requests (orders) for others.
Yay Me! …. Right? I now have the challenge of finding the perfect place to place this piece, AND scrounging out the time to do the next ones up. ha ha
So? What do you think? For me this project gave a new life to an old piece, and forever will change the phrase ‘living out of a suitcase’ just a little for me. I am glad I decided to step out of my comfort zone and have something fun! ha – ha.
Well guys…that’s it for me for today.
Until next time… Happy Junkin’ !!! ( and re-finishing!)
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today’s post has been proudly sponsored by Chic-a-Boot…