Wednesday, April 4, 2012

My grandma's chest of drawers -

Hi everyone!

On Monday, our latest challenge went live on LESSology!! This time we want to see a chest of drawers!!

As soon as I read this month's challenge, I knew what I wanted to do!! When I was a child, my maternal Grandmother gave me a little chest of drawers that belonged to her - and I have treasured it all these years.  Well, it has seen it's better days (My Mom has told me that my Grandma was born in 1905, and she was given this chest of drawers when she was a child - so it's almost 100 years old!!), so I decided it was time for a make over to give to Brookie! 

Here is what the chest of drawers looked like - 

  


And then I painted it - and since I wanted to keep it with an antique 'look' - I misted it while it was still wet - and then took a paper towel and dabbed it to have some of the original black show through (kind of like a crackle paint look)

 




And here is my finished project!! 



And some close ups -








I wanted the top to look like the top of a dresser - 


I used Crate Paper's Emma's Shoppe and Tim Holtz mini jars that I got from BlueMoonScrapbooking.com - and I also used pearls from Want2Scrap and the flower blooms on the back are from happy mail I got from Debbie





This side I tried to make it look like it was a set of books that were leaning - 

 The back side -








I even lined the inside with papers - I am planning on putting Brookie's Barbie clothes in it -


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63 comments:

  1. Amazing!! your creativity is absolutely inspiring ... I love the drawers, the paint wash and all the lovely embellishments :))

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  2. Julie this is gorgeous!! Brookie is such a lucky little girl to have such a creative mom! I love all the details! The crate paper line is perfect for this too! I love it all!!

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  3. Gorgeous and so creative!!
    Love how you decorated the top and love the books!
    How adorable the girl you added and her name at the bottom of her dress!
    Very fun!!
    I decorated one many years ago when stencil were in, way before the scrapbooking days.
    I decorated small one for my mom an end table and I used wrapping paper & decopuage it.
    This really brought back those fun memories for me!!
    Thanks I really appreacite the amazing inspiration!!

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  4. Very clever!!! I love your chest of drawers Julie... Love how you convert and looks like a dressing table... Perfect for Brookie ... Crate goodness definitely a perfect matched!!! Awesome...I really love this... you are genius my friend... Lucky me to be working with you...hugs...xoxo

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  5. so much work and so much love went into the making of this beautiful piece!
    Bravo Julie!!

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  6. Such a fantastic alteration. Great details!

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  7. Beautiful - bet she loves it. And you decorated the back!!!!!!!!

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  8. Such a fabulous project for your little girl! I lovelovelove the fabulous details with the little bottles. Sooooooo cute! :)

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  9. Such a fabulous project for your little girl! I lovelovelove the fabulous details with the little bottles. Sooooooo cute! :)

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  10. this is absolutely over the top make over...so so beautiful and gorgeous. Brookie is so lucky!

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  11. This is great, super, fantastic. You really did a great job and you know I love this kind of tranformation!!!! Your little princess has her personal piece of a fairytale if you ask me! Love it totally!

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  12. Aaaww, what a cute drawer Julie! Perfect for Barbie clothes indeed - I bet Brookie is over the moon with this!

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  13. how cool is this!! What a special piece!! Brooke will love it~fabulous, Julie!!!

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  14. OOOOOOHHHHH, this is so beautiful and FAB. What a great idea!!
    Love from The Netherlands,
    Leintje*

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  15. OMGoodness, how creatively cool! And how fabulous that you have this chest of your grandmother's. Such a special treasure. Love your make-over!

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  16. Gorgeous!!! Brookie must be so pleased!!! Lovely work!

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  17. Wowza Julie - this is so amazing! What a treasure! I just love it - my favorite part are the little bottles on the top! Soooo cute!

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  18. wow jules, is there anything you can't do! this is amazing! i bet brookie loves it!

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  19. WOWEEEEEE this is amazing!!!
    I have always wanted to try something like this.. Brookie must be in hog heaven loving that beauty!! Great inspiration piece, Julie!! <3

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  20. Oh my god the cuteness!! This is amazing Julie!! Absolutely divine. I want it!! At first I thought it was a full sized set of drawers from the first pic. I was like "what the heck? How is she going to alter that big thing?" hahaha LOve this!!

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  21. what a creative redo on the dresser! it's adorable and i bet you had a blast doing it!

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  22. Way to rock the challenge Julie!

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  23. This is sooooo cute Julie! What a treasure to have something that old. And I just love that painteffect and the colors!!

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  24. absolutely amazing julie, WOW!!!

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  25. Omgoshhhhh love this! It looks all marbelized, and you even decorated the back! So nice :))

    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

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  26. Oh my goodness this turned out so darn cute!!!
    I love the little bottles with messages and how special that it stays in the family.
    I just love this

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  27. This is the cutest piece I've ever seen. You're so creative and love all of the precious add ons you've used.
    be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  28. Super CUTE and fun!!! Lots of great little touches!!! I'm sure Brookie LOVES it!!! (=

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  29. Hey pretty lady,

    Looks like you had some fun. I bet BrookieWolek love's it!

    Love ya'
    Meri

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  30. Wow! Your dresser is amazing and I bet Brookie loved it!!!

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  31. Super cute re-do Jules!! I love everything that you did and lining the inside of the drawers was such a good idea:)

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  32. WOW!! WOW!!! Julie this is amazing. I bet Brookie loved it!!!! :-)

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  33. FUN project Julie! I'll bet Brookie LOVES it!

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  34. Fabulous Julie! I love all of the little trinkets that you added!

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  35. Oh my goodness. This looks amazing. You did such an a wonderful job. I Love it...

    Hugs~

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  36. Oh my goodness...how cute is that??? It's absolutely PERFECT for Barbie clothes :)

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  37. Holy cow wow...when do you have time??? I actually have several chester drawers we have redone in this house, but I wasn't smart enough to take the before and after. It was our fall project!

    This is just too darn cute and that Brookie is a lucky girl!!!

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  38. Lucky, lucky Brookie to have such a talented mommy! Awesome!

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  39. That is the cutest darn thing I've ever seen! Awesome job. What a treasure!

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  40. Oh what a special heirloom. You are so clever to recreate in is such a special way. I love the messages in the bottles and the lollipop on the drawer. So very cute and such a special piece.

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  41. That is just the cutest thing, and I love that it has history too!!!!

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  42. Wow, this is amazing, especially love the side that looks like bookends, take care, Doreen x

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  43. Wow, what a great thing to pass down to Brookie!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!

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  44. Wow! This is so sweet! What a wonderful makeover! Fab!

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  45. fabulous!!! you must just love it! You have creative talents.

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  46. WOW, Julie! what a cool project, that looks awesome!

    you ROCK!!

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  47. sorry my friend that I could not a time blogging by you I so much on my mind goes and was not to able to do now it getting better

    WOW Totally and completely inspiring all your design 's!!! Purrfection ... I'm glad I am back on your blog are thanks for the showing all your beautiful inspire work

    hugs carla

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  48. Gorgeous! your such a talented girl!
    Love it.

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  49. WOW WOW WOW!!!!! Awesome and so stinkin creative I love it!!!

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  50. What an amazing item to have Julie and I love what you have done with it! :)

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  51. How awesome is that? i really love the way that it turned out!!

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  52. wow Jules, this is spectacular , your grandmother would be so proud of you .. a magnificent job here ... a true treasure ... a piece of gold .. loveeeeeeeeeeeee it .. hugz xoxoxo

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  53. Wow..when I first saw this, I thought it was a fullsize dresser. But then when I saw the side w/the books, and I know the size of the paper, I realized it was a little smaller. It's gorgeous!!

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  54. what a wonderful idea. love that cute little dresser. I bet Brookie loves it. Just wanted to say again how great it's been having you as part of SA. That was such a nice comment you left on my blog..=)
    big hugs.
    xoxox
    T

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  55. This is amazing!! What a great make over! Love the wonderful papers and elements! How perfect for a little princess!
    Carri~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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  56. OH MY! OH MY! I cannot believe this transformation! I LOOOOOOVE the books on the side--I cannot believe how large those are--how did you get them so big??? LOVE!!! Again--AMAZED and inspired:)

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  57. WOW !!!!! This is an amazing transformation. What a lucky girl Brookie is, she'll treasure this work of art.xxxx

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  58. You really made that chest of drawers look so beautiful...what a great item to be handed down through the generations.

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  59. I love what you did with the drawers! I bet brookie loved it!

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  60. Super Cute!!! Love it and all the little goodies you choose to add to it to make it super unique and totally cool:)
    ~Kim

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  61. So sweet and such a labour of LOVE - sure she must absolutely adore it!!

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  62. Love this chest! And that new page of yours rocks! Love the pin wheel!

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  63. What a makeover, and how fun to have it be for your daughter and from your grandmother. LOVE!

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