Thursday, October 17, 2013

Lavender Roses French Dresser

I recently received a tall French Provincial dresser from a neighbor of my parents as a gift. I love this style of furniture as I have several pieces and they are always fun to remake. This dresser I particularly liked because I knew it would be a perfect place to store fabric.


It turned out exactly as I had pictured and it helped satisfy my craving for some lavender color which I have recently been so drawn too.

Here is the transformation...



Oh, isn't she pretty?!

My Grandmother's favorite color was purple and lately it is mine too! I bet Grandma would have just loved this dresser :)

Such a wonderful storage dresser too.



I think the hardware is just beautiful in it's original state.


I have done many posts on the lace technique...I think it is my favorite and I just can't get enough. A post that shows how I did it is here..http://loveofwhite.blogspot.com/2011/11/lace-on-bed.html


We have been having beautiful Fall weather--making for good painting project temperatures!


It makes me happy walking through the house and getting a glance at this pretty dresser. The lavender makes me happy! Been thinking about painting my pink door lavender too--not sure yet. Janae likes it pink :)


I wanted to thank all the people who pin me..I have noticed recently most of my blog traffic comes from Pinterest..and it is fun to get new foillowers that way!

Thanks for stopping by!

36 comments:

Deb said...

Oh, that is pretty. Deb

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

I love your lace technique! I may just have to copy it on my next paint project....hugs, Penny

Sweet Melanie said...

Sandy! It is gorgeous!!! I just love lavender and blue/aqua together so I can see why you are drawn to it. I love how you did the lace right into the drawer top...looks like true lace! I have been wanting to try this, so maybe this will push me right over the hump to just go for it!

ShantyGirl said...

Sandy I love what you did with the dresser so cute! I also love the "wine and roses idea".......got me to thinking about your suggestion!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful transformation and I am so glad you left the pretty knobs!!
Sherry

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love the lace, You picked a great lace to work with and the color combo is breathtaking! Great job

Carol

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

So pretty!

Janae said...

It turned out even better than I imagined it would, it looks perfect! I love it and I really like the purple with your aqua walls. But I still love the pink door too!

lynn said...

it's gorgeous, sandy! i've been looking for a dresser for my craft room just like this pretty one. thanks for sharing the lace tutorial:) happy weekend!

Amy Jo said...

Sandy,

I love the dresser. It turned out beautiful. My favorite color growing up was Lavender. I love the color. My room was Lavender, even my radio was lavender... I tried painting a room lavender a few years ago and it was quite hard to get the right shade. It always seemed to have a muddy undertone...I may try again some day.
Blessings,
Amy Jo

Melanie said...

It is lovely Sandy! You did a fabulous job! Love the lace technique. The hardware is perfect as is, I agree. It would make me happy to walk through my house and see that too!

Lady of the Woods said...

That is a magical improvement! love it! so you used lavender spray over the rose lace? I think I need to email you a couple of questions. lol.

Grandma Carolee said...

I love how this turned out...absolutely beautiful!! Looking forward to sending Elma (the neighbor) a picture.

Junkchiccottage said...

Sandy,
This turned out great. I love how pretty it is. It is so you and looks awesome. Tooo sweet.
Kris

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

How clever to use that lace technique on the dresser! What a great transformation!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Stunning, Sandy! I love your use of lace on the drawers! This is a lovely piece now!

Brooke Larsen said...

This is beautiful! You did an amazing job, love the front!

Brooke
startathome.blogspot.com

chandrie said...

nice love it

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Sandy! I love these pieces of furniture, too. They have such great lines. I love the detail around the drawers. It really makes them stand out.

Diane said...

I love the lacy lavender look on the front of your dresser. Such a pretty accent and it goes so well with the rest of your lovely room. I'll have to check out that tutorial!

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

Ooh...how pretty! You really transformed that chest into something pretty and romantic♥

Linsey

Shirley said...

So 'drooling' pretty.

Marpet said...

What a lovely blog do you have......thank you for sharing your live....I enjoyed it!
with love,marjolein

Sarah said...

What a beautiful dresser! I really love lavender as a color to decorate with as well, though getting my husband to agree isn't always easy! ;)

Anne said...

Lucky you! I have a piece similar and I love it.You did a beautiful job transforming it!
xx
Anne

June said...

Oh my goodness Sandy...it turned out so beautifully!!! I love how you did that! SO PRETTY!

Down to Earth Style said...

So beautiful with just the drawers in print. Pretty photos, too.

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

So beautiful Sandy. I thought I would pop over for a looky since I don't seem to be getting my blog friends posts any more. I think it's ever since Google friends threatened to be gone. I am going to click onto follow again to see if it sends you back to me. x

Divena Lachana said...

its gorgeous,This turned out great, You did an amazing job, love the front.furniture company UK

Ana said...

Absolutely beautiful Sandy. Great job.

Hugs,
❤️Ana

Ana said...

Absolutely beautiful Sandy. Great job.

Hugs,
❤️Ana

CeliaLindsell.com said...

It amazing how you can transform furniture, well done! I lived in France for year and started my collection of <a href="http://www.celialindsell.com/category.php?cid=7”>Lavender Accessories</a> from there. I LOVED it!

Jennelise said...

Oh my gosh! It's stunning! What an amazing transformation! You did such a superb job!
Jennelise

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

I love the painted lace technique you have used on the drawers Sandy... it really adds a feminine touch to what is already a very sweet little dresser.
Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday. I'm thrilled to be featuring this post at tomorrow's party.

Donna Wilkes said...

Came over the feature on this lovely dresser at Shabbilicious. Of course I am pinning it and hopefully be able to use the technique on a project of mine. It made my heart beat faster and faster as I read down the post and saw the beautiful photos.

Cindy said...

It's amazing! I have to go read about the lace technique, as i was looking at it i was wondering how you did that! I've been drawn to lavender too lately and can't quite figure out where in my house to put it! Your house looks so so pretty in the photos. That chandy really is wonderful too...

Cindy

Sandi said...

This piece is beautiful Sandy! I could read your posts all day, but I better stop here because I have to get busy and do something! ha!!
Blessings~