Friday, February 18, 2011

Harlequin Patterned Chest of Drawers

I have been wanting to do a harlequin piece for some time now.  This tops as one of my all time favorite makeovers! I have been working on this piece for a whole week. After painting the first time I had to strip it down and start over again because I didn't thoroughly remove the oil based stuff underneath. Many chemicals and hard labor later she is finally finished, HOORAY! My son told me I had not failed, I had learned another way not to paint a dresser. I am glad its done and ever so pleased with the outcome!
Here is my awful before pic, notice that gorgeous hardware I have saved for another day

This is supposed to show the rough condition so people won't bee too upset with me for painting it
And here are the afters~








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49 comments:

~Country Lady~ said...

OOHHH I love this and the pulls are fabulous!

Lisa ~Suburban Retreat~ said...

What's not to LOVE about this piece???? The colours are gorgeous together and that hardware that you chose ... WOW! What a GREAT dresser! Are you keeping this one???? Have a fab. weekend!

Katie said...

I love this!! I've been dying to try some Harlequin too! This looks great!

Stella and Dot Independent Stylist said...

cool

Debbie@http://refreshrestyle.com/ said...

I have been wanting to do a harlequin pattern too...just haven't got that brave yet! Yours look great, love the blue!

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Chrissie,

This is my favorite piece of the year!!! The hardware is perfect against the white in the harlequin pattern. Very fun!

Have a nice weekend! ~Michelle :)

Emily said...

looks great! the hardware is so fun = )

Debra@Dejarenew.blogspot.com said...

Okay Chrissie this is gorgeous! My and my friend Rosanna were googlie eye-ed over this earlier. Nice job and well done on the hand painted harlequin pattern. I do hope you will come and link this beauty up to my linky party!
Deb
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Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

Wow, Chrissie! You just keep pulling them out of the bag!!! Awesome job! Love the color, and the pattern is fab!!!

Meg and Mum's said...

This is MOST awesome Chrissie!! You've done an incredible job and it looks spectacular. Love it :)

Inspire Me Heather said...

Gorgeous dresser - well done!

Artichoke Alley said...

Gorgeous! I love this!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

wow! that is awesome and fun! i can totally see it in a little girl's alice in wonderland room with blue, yellow, and white, and a little tea party set up on a table.... so sweet and fun!

Pamma said...

Love the harlequin design. I keep thinking I am going to find something to harlequin. Love your colors too! Looks great and like your positive attitude. ~Pam
pamspaintparlor.typepad.com

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

Hi Chrissie, what a wonderful piece of art you made. Happy Weekend.

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Chrissie, you have a gift girl! This dresser is just adorable!

sewsimplycreative said...

Oh my gorgeous!!!!!!!! I have a very similar chest of drawers just waiting to be worked on... Thanks for sparking ideas!

Ann@StylishOnceAgain said...

This dresser is so beautiful. Great job! Thanks for visiting my blog and your nice comments. I am your newest follower.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

What a gorgeous piece Chrissie~ It came out amazing! I love harlequin patterns and this is such a unique twist on traditional!!

Alayna Howard said...

I love this. Thank you so much for sharing! I would be honored if you would link up your super cute blog over on my blog stalkin' page.

http://alaynahoward.blogspot.com/p/blog-stalkin.html

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

That is so adorable...I love the color too!

April said...

That is awesome! The colors are so gorgeous! See this is something I would never think to do. You did a seriously amazing job! I would love for you to link this to my Sew Crafty party! ~ April

http://wildflowersandwhimsy.blogspot.com/2011/02/sew-crafty-saturday.html

Allison said...

What a fun piece, Chrissie! You've done a beautiful job with it. This will brighten up anyone's room and add a nice touch of whimsy. I can see you put a tremendous amount of work into this. Great job!

Judy @ In His Grip said...

This is fabulous. You did a great job and it makes me want to go out and find a dresser so that I can do the same. Love it.

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

That is an absolutely beautiful piece. I would not have know how to start the design you did on this. Just lovely. You are very talented. ~~Sherry~~

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Oh my! What a fabulous job you did! Lovin' that blue!

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

WOW! This is fantastic!

Suzanne said...

Gorgeous! The hardware goes perfectly with the paint, too.

abeachcottage said...

Really nice transformation. Love the new design and colors. Well done!

Cristie said...

What a charming piece, I love all the details! Wonderful job you did on it.

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

Chrissie, it's fabulous! I'm a nut for diamonds lately, too! And those pulls . . . wow! Just lovely.

Dropping by from Get Your Craft On & sharing on StumbleUpon!

Fiona said...

looks fabulous. well done!

Christa @ Stories of a House said...

I saw this on P & P and I thought, "that has to be Chrissie's piece!" Harlequin is always so fun, but it intimidates me. I love what you did with this.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Super job. Love the colors and the harlequin pattern. Thanks for joining WUW.

Maggie said...

Chrissie,
super job on the harlequin...

Don't forget to add this project in our linking party where every Wednesday we showcase projects for our readers to discover.
http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/02/colours-of-spring-be-inspired-linking.html
Thank you,
Maggie
http://passionatelyartistic.com

Lori said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for linking up to Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions. Hope you stop by again soon :)

Jen said...

I LOVE it! That harlequin pattern is fantastic; it totally transforms the piece. Your hard work and perseverence paid off!

Little Miss Penny Wenny

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

OK..I was over at MMS and guess whose pic I click on first...yours! I laughed when it brought me to your page. You know already, I love your furniture redos. This one is fantastic too!

Kimberlea@SaVvyDeCor said...

WOW! This a a fabulous piece! I became a follower and now I will go browse through all your other pieces!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

WOW! Such a striking paint job. Love the colors you picked. I'm putting it in the Spotlight this weekend... thanks for linking up!

oops! said...

I love this look! It is beautiful!

Phredfamily said...

Very cool! The pulls work perfectly- reminds me of Alice in Wonderland for some reason :0)
Kate @ welcomedtempest.blogspot.com

Tasha said...

Seriously Chrissie, you amaze me! I wish I lived closer to you so I could buy your awesome furniture! Thanks so much for linking up to Try it Tuesday at DotDotDOt, totally makes my day!!
I will be featuring this of course!
have a great Monday!
Tasha

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

Just beautiful! I'll be featuring you tomorrow at My Backyard Eden. Thanks for linking up!

The Other Me Is Sane said...

love this dresser's new paint job. Can't wait to go through your blog and see what else you've done.

Its So Very Cheri said...

I am featuring you tomorrow.

Cheri

Lori said...

SUPER GREAT!! I love it!!! Thanks for linking up to Thrilling Thursday @Paisley Passions. I am going to feature this tomorrow. Feel free to pop by and grab and "I Thrilled" featured button from my sidebar :)

Amanda said...

I've put together a round up of pretty dresser revamps on Craft Gossip today and included your project. :) You can see it here
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Izzy said...

I just want to let you know you are amazing with furniture! You do such beautiful work! I've just started getting into DIY projects and it never occurred to me to paint the inside a different color or add fabric to it, but what a fun little surprise! Thank you for inspiring me!

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