A Little French Dresser

This week I had a leftover graphic I had printed off, and was waiting for the perfect piece to use it on.  I acquired this adorable dresser from a lady in Caledonia, and thought it'd be a good piece to try it out.




  This is the before picture of the dresser.



I mixed up some Loyalist milk paint (from Homestead House)...


Then I painted it, sanded it down, and applied the graphic.  To do this, I simple used carbon paper to transfer the image, then painted it with a creamy white latex paint by hand.

Once that was done, I sanded it down again to make the lettering look distressed.
 

And voila!



This is one really cute piece.
 

I didn't sand it down before I started, because I wanted a really chippy look.




I spent the morning making salsa.  My friend Cheryl is starting a food blog, so I documented the process with photos.  


Caroline helped me chop vegetables, but made sure she knew where the cat was.
 

And she ate a lot of tomatoes.
 

Start training them when they're young, right?  :)


Linking up to...
Furniture Feature Fridays
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15 comments:

  1. How beautiful. Love the chippy look of it. Good job, Dee from My Painted Stuff

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  2. Another beautiful piece. Which transfer method did you use? Darling little girl...and eating tomatoes which are good for us.

    Warmly, Mary (The Old Elf)

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  3. This dresser is so darn cute!! Love the pictures of your daughter, too fun!

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  4. Beautiful! The graphic makes it such a special piece!
    Jennelise

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  5. This is so special. Thanks for sharing
    Love from Sunny South Africa
    Sandra
    http://deoudehuize.blogspot.com/2013/09/thornton-bibliotheque-suite.html

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  6. love this, its gorgeous, I would love to feature it, if that would be ok please let me know,
    lauren

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    1. Hi Lauren, of course! It would be an honour. Thank you!

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  7. Oh, goodness! That is one gorgeous piece! And, baby girl checking on the cat is so cute!! You are one of the features today at the Anything Blue Friday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on over and grab a feature button for your blog. Here is the link to this week's bash. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2013/09/anything-blue-friday-week-27.html Hope to see you again at the little blue soiree. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  8. WOW this is an incredible piece!! I love the lettering! I would love for you to come join my Furniture and Paint Party going on NOW!!!!http://startathome.blogspot.com/2013/09/furniture-paint-party.html
    Hope to see you soon!

    Brooke

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  9. Una magnifica trasformazione, un lavoro bellissimo!!
    Bellalullo

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  10. Please please please..... is there any chance you can do a tutorial on how to use graphics as you have on the lovely piece featured..... I have little talent but high hopes!!! You get an awful lot done during nap time!!! Such a good mommy :)

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  11. Love this piece so much. You're beyond talented. Your little one is precious!

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  12. Good morning! Love the dresser...and your little one is such a doll! Thanks for sharing! Lori

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  13. This is amazing beautiful makes me want to do this to my 2 dressers!!!

    O My Gosh ...

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