Monday, April 18, 2011

Time for a Change!

Hi Bloggerettes!  I'm feeling mighty proud of myself today!  I just finished my entryway bombay chest and it's looking really good!  Now, I'm not one to brag, but today I am!

Here's what it looked like before....
Pretty, but outdated.  Time for a change.
Step one.....paint it

Next, I applied antiquing glaze.....

Looking better....don't you think?
Now, the fun part.....
I found these shutters at the auction.  $5.00!!! (score)!
Painted them white, dry brushed on the gray and sanded....

Ta Da!!!!
Found this metal wire cloche at Tuesday Mornings.

I even found some time to make some pillows....getouttahere!!!!

Okay, get out there and create, paint, craft, repurpose,
thrift, find and do something beautiful for yourself, then share it with all of us!!!



Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

It all looks great, Sissie. Love the gray and those shutters. Great mirror. Thanks in advanced for joining my party.

Suzann said...

Oh Sissie I love the new look of the chest!! It is so pretty!! And I love the wire cloche you found at Tuesday Morning.
It all looks so lovely!!!
Great job!!! You got a lot accomplished.
Enjoy your day!
Suzann ~xoxo~

Pamela said...

I love seeing this Sissie! I have a console table that has the same pattern and colour on it. I have not been too fond of it and now that i see you can paint it I'm thinking i will!! Thanks for the inspiration! I never would have dreamed of painting this piece! Blogging has opened up my creative world!

Pamela xo

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It turned out beautifully, Sissie! Love the glaze you added and the shutters are a great touch! Makes me more eager to get to my little dresser. Waiting on the hubby, though, because he is going to cut the wood for me for the area where the missing drawers were.

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Getouttahere...LOL! That's great, Sissie! I love the color and treatment you used on the Bombay chest. You have the gift of layering and love the wire cloche. You just never know what you'll find at Tuesday Morning. You did a great job on the glaze... it doesn't look muddy. That's hard to do.

Hope you have a great week!

Pink Satin Sashes said...

Holy Doodles Sissie , you are a pro at looks proffesionally done!

Susan S. said...

Gorgeous!!! I have a couple of pieces of furniture that I need to do SOMETHING to...and now you've given me some good ideas! Love the whole vignette on the chest....stunning!

Susan S. said...

P.S. I just added myself as your newest follower. Hope you can pop over and see me sometime soon! Have a blessed day....Susan

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Sissie, you should be proud of yourself! You did a fabulous job and it looks great! Love the shutters and the vignette is looking very pretty! Love your lacey pillows too. Thanks for sharing and have a beautiful day.


A Vintage Green said...

Your header is evocative, soft, delicate. What a lovely transformation of your beautiful dresser - and the way you showcase the accessories - an eye treat.
- Joy

Maureen said...

As always, it looks beautiful. That mirror is awesome too!

Debra@Common Ground said...

Really pretty, fresh and updated, love those shutters and mirrors!!! yummy!

Victoria said...

That is most definitely brag worthy, it looks amazing! I love your wire cloche:)

Diann said...

Love the new redo on the dresser! And the shutters look perfect. And my heart is fluttering just looking at those gorgeous mirrors!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Very lovely! I love the pairing of the mirror and the shutters with the chest! The pillows are extra special too!~xoxo, Patti

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

This makeover looks outstanding and I'm lovin' the idea of the shutters placed there...thanks gal for sharing this at NTT!!! Check out Rhonda's (Blue Creek Home) new party on Wednesday's a goodie:)


Linda said...

Oh wow Sissie, the bombay chest looks fabulous. I adore the pillow. You are a go getter.

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Sissy, what a fabulous transformation! Your chest is truly awesome, I think you have bragging rights, for sure!


KATHY said...

That looks so elegant sissie!! It turned out gorgeous.


Cindy said...


The chest looks FABULOUS! It's just wonderful with the mirror on top, and i love the tone on tone of all the similar colors... the whole thing just sparkles. That was brave, because the chest was so pretty to start with, but it was definitely the right decision to paint it!


Ms. Bake-it said...

What a great makeover Sissie! Love the color. The shutters were a great idea!

Tina @ TinyBear said...

Love those pretty pillows Sissie. And the metal cloche is awesome.
Great makeover with the chest.

Blondie's Journal said...

The chest is just gorgeous, did a fantastic job with it! I love the shutters, too. Please tell me this isn't going into your shop!!


Suzanne of Pieced Pastimes said...

Simply lovely! The chest was already a beauty, but the white paint with the glazing really makes it shine. The vignette you created is equally wonderful.

Petite Michelle Louise said...

what a stunning transformation!!!! i have several pieces with that exact look and have been deciding whether or not to paint them. i think i've made my decision now!!!

Secret Garden Cottage said...

What a great transformation, Sissie, and what a pretty vignette! Love those shutters!
Have a great week!

Claudia said...

Love, love the chest, Sissie! It turned out beautifully. And the shutters are the perfect thing to finish it off.


Irma@CosasBellas said...

OMGosh Sissie, I don't know if I would have been brave enough to paint that gorgeous piece. I sure am glad you were cuz it came out STUNNING!
You did such an incredible job glazing it, you're gonna have to give me some pointers. The shape on those shutters are to die for, what a great find for only $5. Listen, you need to go over to Kathleen's blog at Faded Charm and add your beautiful vignette to her White Wednesday par-tay. It is just the perfect thing to show off there.


NanaDiana said...

Hi Sissie- I was kind of scared when I saw that you were painting the before...because it was beautiful even then but WOW...What a killer make over. You did good, girl...very, very good! And those shutters look great. Altogether a really great job of pulling everything together! Hugs- Diana

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Awesome chest re-do! LOVE the sweet vignette atop it, too! That pillow is lovely ~ did you use part of a bridal gown? Just gorgeous!!

Hope you and your family will have a glorious Easter!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Shelia said...

Hi Sissieness! Oh, I love that pretty chest and you did an outstanding job on it! You're too good!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Syahida Mohd Yusof said...

hi sissie.. I really like your chest makeover. It's so beautiful. I like the shutters as well. U gave me some ideas to whiten up my shutters as well.. Gud job. Have a great weak..

Lisa's Creative Designs said...

Great makeover! Love it in white. The shutters are awesome!

Polly said...

absolutely gorgeous!!!

Sharon Wengel said...

Wonderful job Sissie ! Everything looks so pretty !

wildflowerfolkart said...

Wow, looks beautiful! I love transforming furniture with paint. What a great find and deal on those shutters. It all looks so pretty. Have a great day! Lori

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

It came out incredible Sissie! The glazing is the scariest part for me...but it looks like it was a no brainer on your end and it makes the bombe chest just marvelous!! Your mirror and shutter topping is perfect.

Terry said...

Ooh La La!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Sissie, I love it! What a great job! You are not going to believe what I made today???? My very first pocket pillows!! How weird is that. Yours are beautiful, I just ran out of pillows in my booth. They are not a great seller, but they sell and I like the way they add to the booth, the problem is I can't price them very high if I want them to sell, $18 is probably top dollar.


Allison said...

Your bombay chest is gorgeous, Sissie! Love the color and you did a fantastic job with the glazing. The shutters are beautiful, too. You have been hard at work!

Bella said...

What a beautiful transformation! I absolutely love it. You did a fabulous job.

Lululiz said...

Fantastic makeover, Sissie, looks rather stunning.

bj said...

I LOVE that chest...and the shutters make me swoon. You are a busy bee....

Ⓙ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

I do like the gray....but I liked the before too. How can you miss when a piece has such good bones?

awal.ny said...

You did it, white. It looks great for sure and I love how you dressed it up. Have a wonderful week.

Mari said...




Thespa McLaughlin said...

You rock girl! Gorgeous makeover on your furniture piece. And your pillows are beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Rustique Gal said...

Sissy, you have the touch, that's for sure. The chest came out so beautiful! I remember thinking how beautiful the original ones looked back in the day, but our tastes change, don't they? I Love it! Keep on inspiring us, I may get up and do something soon!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I ALWAYS end up with my mouth hanging open in AWE when I read some of your posts...Yep...uh huh! GORGEOUS!! All of it...the shutters..the dresser...just..everything!

Donna said...

You should brag, Sissie! Of course you know I think everything looks better painted white, so your dresser looks wonderful! Could you share with us what paint color and glaze that you used? Love your pillows and shutters, too!

Pam said...

Go ahead and brag. The chest looks great. You did a great job on it and I love that color.

Ozma of Odds said...

...oh sweet sissie!!
love, Love, LOVE it!!!
you are on a decorators roll now:)

xo, Rosemary

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Sissie, The chest turned out wonderful and the shutters were an amazing find. I love the vignette you created with the mirrors and cloche. Gorgeous!!

Riet said...

Hi Sissie. That chest turned out beautiful. You are so amazing doing all that sanding and painting and glazing and whatever to make every piece so wonderful. You have what we call golden hands.I love it with the shutters which also look great.
Have a wonderful week.
Hugs from Riet

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Wow what a great transformation! The chest looks awesome. That pillow is so adorable.Really like your blog!!

Magpies and Magnolias said...

How gorgeous!

You are inspiring me with your shutters. I just finished a massive garage clean out/purge and found a stack of vintage shutters that I hadn't seen in years. I just posted pics of them. Now I have to figure out what to do with them!

Mary Ellen said...

Sissy the dresser is amazing and I love those shutters!!

Please bottle up some of your extra energy and send my way!!!

Kathy said...

As always ...a steller job Sissie!
Happy Easter!
LOVE, your new pillow!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

oldgreymare said...

A sublime transformation!
So very pretty.


Roselle said...

Oh Sissie! The lines of that chest just pop with your transformation! LOVE IT!!! The shutters :::swoon:::

Karen said...

Great job with the chest. I have one of those....Hmmmmmm.
I wish I had some of your energy and LOTS of your time!
:) Happy day after Easter! Karen

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