A Salvaged Beauty: Meet Bold Beatrice

If you recall, I showed you this picture last evening of a treasure I scored purely by accident last week:

She was headed to the burn pile.
Can you believe it?
Why don’t people see what I do?
The adorable legs. 
The beautiful wood.
 All the character and charm in this piece?
Are they blind?
I digress.
Obviously not everyone thinks like me.
Probably a good thing really.
I knew she needed a drastic change to bring out her natural beauty.
She needed some bold color.
Well, she got it.
Meet Bold Beatrice!
Isn’t she a keeper?

I used both paint and stain on her.
I used this on a recent redo as well … click HERE to find out more about this stain over paint technique.

I won these wicked cool pulls in a contest! Thanks Deny!
They are just perfect for this piece!

A little distressing and some stain goes a long way – I really
like the effect on this piece.

I love her.
I am thinking I may have to keep this one.
I am sure I can find a spot.
She would be much too difficult to part with.
Side Note: 
I REALLY, REALLY wanted to keep her, but I simply couldn’t. Bold Beatrice is in her new home and the monies from her sale were donated to our church to help plant a church in Ethopia.  A much better use don’t you think?  From ashes to beauty is where she came from and
what she will be used for.
Linking To:

UndertheTableandDreaming Keeping It Simple

DIY Show Off
Ninth Street Notions
Between Naps On the Porch

Home Stories A2Z

A Diamond in the Stuff
Primitive and Proper

Beyond The Picket Fence Photobucket
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating

The Shabby Nest Miss Mustard Seed's Creative Blog
Saturday Nite Special link party via Funky Junk Interiors

Dresser Makeover Submitted Here:

Supporting Habitat for Humanity

It Pays To Be CheapThe Girl Creative

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  1. Just beautiful! Aren’t you really glad that some people don’t see what you see? I saw it and am glad you rescued her!


  2. Ohh I love it!! BEAUTIFUL color!!

    -Bonnie @ Revolutionaries

  3. She is beautiful! I could never give something up with that stunning color … I know you will find the perfect spot for her! Lucky girl!

  4. Oh my gosh! It’s fantastic Stacey! That is one lucky dresser. :)

  5. EEEEEEEEEK!!!!! I LOVE that!!! That is like my fave color EVER!!!! I hope whoever trashed it reads your blog and has seen the facelift you gave her!!!

  6. Bea (yes I have given her a pet name because I love her so much) is fabulous! I love your redo’s, you are super-talented, loving following you :)


  7. Beautiful! :)

  8. Turned out great!!!

  9. Love it! I could see her inner beautiful too in the before photo. Love the color and dark stain. You need to keep that one :)

  10. I love the color, I did mine in Black…smile…you should ck it out…http://cclrlycreative-finallydoingwhatilove.blogspot.com/2012/05/new-chest-completed.html

  11. Very pretty!

  12. Oh, wow! Love the bold color! Is that Provence? It is absolutely gorgeous! And definitely a keeper!

  13. This is BEAUTIFUL! I absolutely love bold colors on large pieces. Who would burn this?

    Have a look at my RED mirror at http://intolerabledollhouse.com/2012/05/28/mirror-mirror/


  14. Bea’s got great gams!

  15. I would keep her too! She is sooo pretty! I love the color and the stain! Awesome hardware too!

  16. love the color , the piece turned out beautiful!

  17. you know i love this color! it looks awesome!

  18. you know i love this color! it looks awesome!

  19. beautiful bea! love the color choice!

  20. squeeel! great job! Hugs!

  21. I cringe when I think of all the
    wonderful furniture that has gone
    in the burn/trash over the years..
    Great Save! And, you did a wonderful
    job of refinishing her!

  22. So pretty!

  23. Beautiful results–such a great color! Thanks for linking up at Beyond the Picket Fence!

  24. I’m loving Bold Beatrice! She is definitelly a keeper!! Great job. I’m visitng from Ticked Pink Friday :) Glad I found you.

    {my simple messterpiece}

  25. Thank goodness you saved her – beautiful!

  26. Thank goodness you saved her – beautiful!

  27. She is stunning! I really love the color and those pulls were meant for Beatrice. I saw her featured at A Diamond in the Stuff and had to come over for a closer look. Took a look around and WOW girl you are wicked talented!! You’ve got a new follower :) AJ@queenofmynest

  28. Fabulous, I love the blue simply stunning. CJ

  29. LOVE it!!

  30. Wow, amazing. I love that color!!!
    Thanks so much for linking up and grabbing a button. Good luck and feel free to follow us on facebook for all the contest updates!
    Jocie@TheBetter Half -

  31. Beatrice is totally ROCKIN the new color! She sure is Purty! Great job:)

  32. What color paint is this? I am redoing my dresser and ADORE this color!!!

  33. O girl. Beatrice was so lucky to find you….so sad when people don’t see what we see…..I think you did a knock out…I love doing the inside of the drawers too….If you ever come across some empossed wallpaper in the sale bins …grab they are way fun to use…found via Bliss Ranch

  34. What a lovely notion. I bet that felt very good to pass on :)

  35. Any chance you can share the color of this beauty? Thanks :-)

  36. I love it! What a great job! I have the same lampshade on the lamp on my desk – classic is classic!

    Julia @

  37. gorgeous. I always see the beauty others miss.

  38. Hi Stacy! Saw Bold Beatrice on Pinterest! She’s a beauty with her new color! So beautiful! I’m your newest follower on Pinterest and your blog. I would love it if you came over for a visit and followed me! I’m grabbing your button, please take mine! Blessings, Suzy

  39. How do you get that old smell out of old dressers?

  40. Incredible! I tell you, I will never throw away another dresser in my life.

  41. Would you mind sharing the color you used on this piece… it is absolutely beautiful!!

  42. I love your makeover here! We just recently received an older dresser from my Grandma as we didn’t have one. The top is in pretty rough shape so I may be looking to your posts for inspiration!

  43. Makes me look at my furniture a bit differently!

  44. This is fantastic! I really want to try some of these techniques this summer (I teach so my “messy” projects get done then). I too love thrifting but more for the accessories to go with the furniture and started my old little business as well. I wish you well in you endeavors and what a good thing you are doing :)

    Tamms at http://www.etsy.com/shop/AmeliesFarmhouse

  45. Oh wow! the dresser is amazing. Would you be able to provide some tips for newbies? I’d love to try such a project myself!

  46. Beautiful Beatrice! Love the paint and the stain effect! I found you at the Best DIY Project of 2012.

  47. Excellent tutorial! It’s so hard to follow all the steps when you are excited to see the finished project but it’s worth it!

  48. Anyone ever find out the color for this piece? I just spent over an hour in Lowes trying to match it up with no luck :(

  49. what type of paint finish did you use and how do you get the dark distressed effect?

  50. It’s so weird that I came across this blog. I found the exact same dresser….ok, maybe not EXACT, because mine is slighter wider and comes with a mirror, but the design is the same, the legs are identical, and even the knobs are identical, right down to the missing one you showed in your “before” picture. Mine is painted white, and I wanted to give it a re-do. Just wanted to say, it’s eerily cool that I ran across this.

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