July 15, 2010

painting furniture, updating an ikea dresser



I decided to give a dresser a little update, by treating it just like I did my desk. Don't worry, they are on different floors! I love the update, I had all the supplies at home, and the girls thought it was interesting watching me paint dresser drawers in the kitchen!





I have to say I'm pretty smitten with it!

50 comments:

nameisgrace said...

oh heavens! it's gorgeous. what a huge difference a little paint can make. love it!

LINDA from OEKE said...

OMG. That is SUCH an amazing transformation. Love it (-:

Karla {Kerrisdale Design Inc} said...

Gotta love a simple, easy update...especially such a gorgeous one as this! A touch a of crisp white is always good for freshing things up, isn't it?

Karla
PS thanks for stopping by my blog today!

compulsively compiled said...

Nice! I love the two tone. It looks very sophisticated.

Deepali Kalia Interior Design Blog Filling Spaces said...

Great job'so what kind paint you used,always wonder what will hold to ikea furniture?

McCarthy Designs said...

Your drawers look great Sarah, it is a very effective way to update your furniture. xx

Simone - honeyandfizz said...

they look great! very clever :)

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

that is v.cool, what a great update! jx

Anna said...

And so you should be..its absolutely gorgeous..love it! Gold star to you lovely..an awesome job! x

Tied with a Bouw said...

Oh wow... I think it looks a tonne better and is much more suited to the room as a whole. A job well done my dear :) x

Fran said...

Looks great!!! Love it! And, I love that mirror above your bed. I've been seeing that mirror everywhere lately and I love the modern look of it!

anita @ a dreamer's den said...

WOW!!! Sarah, it is so gorgeous! fantastic update.
xo

Hazel said...

I can see why you are smitten with it, it looks fantastic and the gorgeous accessories on top are so cool all together like that, I love that lamp! GORGEOUS!! Way to go! :) Hazel

Staley Mc said...

It looks great! I am loving it!

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

It looks fresh and beautiful! Love the transformation!

Naomi@ThirteenandSouth said...

looks fab! I adore white/stained furniture. I want to do this to my nightstands too... its just a little far back in the queue right now :(

Cara said...

what a great idea! It looks awesome!
<3

Urbanstems said...

It is fab. Nice work!

JMW said...

That looks wonderful! Great job!

Lenore @ Lather. Write. Repeat. said...

Oh it turned out so chic and elegant - love it! And yes it IS so nice to meet fellow Canadian bloggers!

XO
Lenore

Michelle said...

well..you definintely rocked it! love!

rustic rooster interiors said...

Nice... You sound like me when I do a project. It's either in the living room or on the kitchen floor as well. HA HA HA Love the dresser!

xoxo,
Alexandra

Julie Holloway said...

It is like a totally different piece. Love it....and love the white ensemble on top!

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

I love it!

Julie said...

It's beautiful! I just love your style!

jen said...

oh Sarah, your dresser looks great. You have inspired me...we have the taller version of that dresser in Deacon's room...maybe another project on my list?!

Janna said...

Love it Sarah!!!....I don't know how you find the time to get these things done...your amazing girl!!!

Heather J said...

I'd be smitten too! It looks great.

L. Collins said...

That looks amazing- I love it!! xoxo

Sarah La Rose said...

Love this idea! Great job!

Michelle said...

Wow! It looks amazing! Nice work!

paula said...

what a transformation. changes the whole feel.

LindsB said...

love it, I think its the perfect upgrade for your bedroom!

Hello Lover... said...

Great makeover! Love the contrast between the dark stain and the bright white!

lisaroyhandbags said...

what a nice job - it looks so great! So fresh and it really highlights your lovely white collection on top! : )

Kevin Swanson @ GDI Alberta said...

Your husband must be real understanding... You seem to change/move things all the time in your house ;)
Love it too honey. You are super-talented!!!

Diana Mieczan said...

That looks wonderful...I really love the change:) Well done:)Your blog is stunning.I cant wait to read more of your posts:)
Kisses and have a lovely afternoon:)
Muah

AppleTree said...

So amazing! Thanks for stopping by Appletree today!

Lissa @ After Adornment said...

This looks great and completely different. I wouldn't have been surprised if you had said you bought that in an upscale furniture store. Nice job!

Anna Liesemeyer said...

WOW. Fantastic job! I absolutely love fixing up furniture. This one is awesome:)

Pink Wallpaper said...

looks fab!!!

Kerry said...

that looks soooo good!

Abby said...

I love them, Sarah, they look fabulous!

kim @ stellacake said...

What a huge difference! Wow - great idea Sarah!

Deliciously Organized said...

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!

Kerry said...

Love it! It looks so fantastic with the white drawers! So beautiful!

Bron @ Baby Space said...

What a beautiful makeover -love the dresser's new look!

Sketch42 said...

You killed it! Awesome job.

Yahnay said...

This looks so good.It really brightens up the room.

:: Lavender's Green :: said...

Stunning! I love the new look.

x Jasmine