Wednesday, 18 July 2012

~Dresser Envy~

Dresser Envy is something I have suffered with for quite a few years now; exacerbated by sneaky peeks and glorious transformations of dressers on the blogs I follow...

I've always coveted Steph's lovely dresser at Curlew Country...
Picture from Curlew Country blog

 I loved Scarlet's thrifty transformation loaded with Hornsea Pottery at Tales From Beyond The Nook...

Picture from Tales from Beyond The Nook
And I adore Kazzy's dresser at Country Rabbit - so much loveliness to peek at!
Picture from Country Rabbit blog
Well,  lucky me - heaven knows that I don't have the pennies to buy one - I now have my own dresser ripe for transformation!  
It wasn't thrifted; it was gifted -  from generous friends renovating their kitchen. 
 Here it is...
 It's lovely and solid, with oodles of storage.  I have bought a tin of F and B Estate Eggshell in New White, but my other materials I already had - some F and B Ball Green emulsion, some finishing wax and half a roll of Cath Kidston wallpaper.  Here's a sneaky peek...

I'll carry on during the Summer holidays tackling it in manageable chunks! The main body will be New White, with Ball Green on the inside and back. 
One more day at work then roll on Summer!


  1. Ooh I do love a gorgeous dresser, yours is going to look beautiful! Can't wait to see it finished.
    Victoria xx

  2. Wow what a pressie :)

    I have a dresser that I've owned for many years - it could do with a paint but the thought of emptying it puts me off!

  3. Hi Sally, I never really thought about it before, probably because I've never had a dresser but now you've got me thinking and I want one!
    I think yours is going to look superb in that colour scheme, you'll get so much pleasure once its done and stocking it with your china.
    Hey I must check out the lady with the dresser full of Hornsea Pottery.
    Happy renovating! x

  4. Lovely - and very similar to mine - which is buried beneath fabric and sewing machines. Loving the paint and fabric additions.

  5. Oh how lovely to have had it given to you,its lovely and going to be even better after you have finished your magic on it,look forward to seeing it finished.Have fun.Love Jill xx

  6. Ooh it's going to be gorgeous! Can't wait to see transformation xxx

  7. A labour of love, It will look wonderful
    Thea x

  8. A labour of love, It will look wonderful
    Thea x

  9. It's going to be beautiful Sally. Mine still makes me smile when I walk into the kitchen!

  10. Cor! Lucky you Sally!!!

    thrilling to renovate it and make it up just how you like....really keen to see how it turns out.
    Your lovely giveaway received ...thank you so much have posted the delights on my blog.

    Keep well

    Amanda :-)

  11. It'll look beautiful Sally. Can't wait to see the finished product. Even better that it was gifted!

  12. Looks like you'll have a lovely dresser too soon!
    I think you've infected me with dresser envy.... Jx

  13. I'd love a dresser to display all my vintage china on. I look forward to seeing the finished dresser.

  14. Now I have got dresser envy!!!! Sadly I have nowhere to put one though Sally but what lovely mates you have to gift you yours.Cant wait to see it finished and how you adorn it with your treasures!!

  15. What an exciting project!!! I think I need to get myself a dresser from somewhere - I, too, suffer from dresser envy!!! ;-)
    Keep us up-to-date on your transformations......

  16. gifted is the absolute best - I love the way you have transformed it ......I now have dresser envy too x


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