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Topic: Dressed up Dresser...or...'What to do with tiny picture frames' :)  (Read 11830 times)
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« on: July 24, 2011 04:36:49 PM »

My grandmother passed away recently, and left behind a mind-numbing amount of stuff. Literally, mind numbing. Living alone in a huge house for 20 years with a fondness for furniture will do that. Wink SO. I absolutely love things with lots of drawers; I always have, so she left me this dresser.



I have always liked it, but I'm redo-ing my room with predominantly white furniture. A lot of sanding, wood-puttying, and paint fumes to the brain later...





I love it, I really do. You can't really tell in the pictures, but I sanded down all the edges so the brown comes through to make it look old. And the handles? Picture frames! I got them all for under $10 and hit them with some paint. I like how they are all different and kinda off kilter. Some of them have a different pattern on the top vs the bottom, as they were all vertical frames, and I like that too Smiley





The round one is my favorite Smiley I haven't decided if I will go back and put actual knobs on them or not. The drawers pretty much slide open by themselves, so I (hopefulllyy! haha) wont have too much of a problem. Cute > functional, right??

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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2011 05:04:19 PM »

awesome revamp! the picture frames are perfect and such a great idea Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2011 05:13:59 PM »

this is awesome i love it and what a great idea with the frames. need to hit the thrift stores. sorry to hear about you grandmother's passing
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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2011 06:14:26 PM »

It looks great as is but I think vintage crystal drawer pulls would finish it off nicely...  So cute by the way!!!
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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2011 06:17:06 PM »

This is really nice. You did a wonderful job transforming this dresser and I'm sure your Grandma would have been quite impressed with what you were able to do with this Smiley Take care, hun!
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« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2011 06:45:37 PM »

It looks great as is but I think vintage crystal drawer pulls would finish it off nicely...  So cute by the way!!!


That is what I was a'thinkin'! I have been on a quest to find just the right ones!
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« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2011 07:59:29 PM »

Love this! I wish it were mine =) I like the idea of crystal knobs. That would look perfect.
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« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2011 08:14:06 PM »

Oh, I do so love love LOVE this! What a fantastic idea and execution. I am also totally coveting your white iron bed.
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« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2011 08:20:16 PM »

Oh, I do so love love LOVE this! What a fantastic idea and execution. I am also totally coveting your white iron bed.

Thank you! Uhm that white iron bed? I found it?! ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD!
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« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2011 06:31:08 PM »

That's too freakin' awesome.
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« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2011 02:22:22 PM »

Totally gorgeous!  I have a craigslist dresser I really need to do this with.  Where did you find your tiny frames?  That turned out so beautiful, and all those little drawers will be very handy too.  Nice!
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« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2011 06:13:51 PM »

I found most of the tiny frames at yard sales or thrift stores! Super cheap!
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« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2011 01:19:41 PM »

It looks great as is but I think vintage crystal drawer pulls would finish it off nicely...  So cute by the way!!!


My thoughts exactly
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« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2011 05:25:40 PM »

How long did this nice project take you?
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« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2011 08:55:06 PM »

It took about 4 hours total Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2011 02:27:37 PM »

that is so amazing lookin i can't even stand it! :O
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« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2011 06:27:37 PM »

This is lovely!
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« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2011 02:29:29 AM »

I agree with those that like the idea of the vintage crystal drawer pulls.
But think the dresser looks amazing the way it is to!
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« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2011 10:24:33 AM »

really lovely - wonderful way to hold onto something from someone special and also make it your own - props.
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« Reply #19 on: November 03, 2011 07:06:57 PM »

This is awesome! 
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« Reply #20 on: November 04, 2011 05:11:16 AM »

I love it.  So clever.  I wouldn't change a thing!
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« Reply #21 on: December 27, 2011 06:12:06 PM »

So creative. Great job!
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« Reply #22 on: April 10, 2012 01:54:25 PM »

Love this so much! I'm looking to redo a dresser for my bedroom as well and this does create some ideas. Although I'm going for a more modern look right now, but this is just gorgeous I may have to try it in another room or something!
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« Reply #23 on: July 15, 2012 11:38:13 PM »

those frames make it soooo awesome
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« Reply #24 on: July 20, 2012 02:18:08 PM »

Wow I love this so much! Good job! Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: July 20, 2012 09:34:03 PM »

I love it!
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« Reply #26 on: September 12, 2014 09:25:09 PM »

My daughter had a cute idea - put a picture of the drawers contents in the frames!
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« Reply #27 on: November 03, 2014 01:24:01 PM »

This is so beautiful… (!!!)
I did wonder how you could easily open the drawers without handles, but then I read the drawers slide open almost by themselves, so it is absolutely perfect. So cute!
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