Kiss Me Kate: A Romantic Dresser Makeover

        I can’t wait to show you my newest redo!
It feels like it has been awhile since I have had anything new for you (I am sure this is all in my mind) so I am happy to say that yesterday I finished three pieces.  I went to bed feeling super productive.  I love that feeling.
Megan and I picked up this dresser (with an adorable matching mirror) for The Blessed Nest on the same day as the craft show.  Megan laughed at me when I told her I had just bought a dresser while on my way down the street to get a milkshake.  That’s just like me.  Always shopping for the Nest.  Here is was before I got my mitts on it:
Do you see the potenial in this gorgeous piece?
I did.
Her name is Kiss Me Kate.
This is piece was inspired by someone who continually inspires me…
Marion AKA “Miss Mustard Seed” and this was the piece that I fell in love with –
Pinned Image
How did I do?
She turned out much better than I had anticipated.
I loved her the minute I laid eyes on her.
I think someone else felt the same because within 5 minutes of posting her, she was SOLD!
Now that’s pretty darn cool.
Linking To:


Chic on a Shoestring Decorating

fingerprints on the fridge
The Shabby Nest Whipperberry

five days five ways | because every day is different


Funky Junk's Sat Nite Special

Too Much Time On My Hands


Here's to Handy Andy

I Heart Nap Time
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Home Stories A2Z
Cherished Bliss

Tip Junkie handmade projects

Primitive and Proper
A Diamond in the Stuff

Miss Mustard Seed's Creative Blog Beyond The Picket Fence Photobucket

and lastly, Lolly Jane!


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  1. Applause!! She’s gorgeous!


  3. I’ve been wanted to do this since I saw Marion’s – also
    Little Green Notebook did a pretty amazing one –
    But you’ve beat me to it – and you absolutely NAILED it!!!
    Gorgeous Stacey!!!

  4. Well I think you did great! Glad you sold it so quickly. I have been inspired to do one of these for a while now – found a lovely lavender piece on pinterest several months ago. At my speed I will get one done about this time next year! Thanks for linking to our party!

  5. Gorgeous! Great inspiration…

  6. very pretty, it does have a romatic feel to it!

  7. Stunning makeover. I love the blue, I love the simplicity of the drawing.

  8. Your makeover is beautiful! I love the colors and I bet selling it so fast was bittersweet! It’s sad to see such a pretty piece of art go but at least it’s to someone who loves it as much as you do!

  9. She turned out so pretty that I’m not surprised she sold so fast! ~ Maureen

  10. Hi, Stacey! This is such a fun piece! I L.O.V.E. it!!! Thank you for linking up at HOT Fun in the Summertime! I’m your newest fan!

  11. Wow! I am impressed! This looks great!
    I will be pretty in any room!
    Thank you for sharing!

  12. This is a beautiful piece! Great job!

  13. Oh wow Stacey – just WOW. Would you mind if I gave you a shout out on my FB page? Nat

  14. Your dresser is beautiful!


  15. OOO, LOVE this one! Nice work, Stacey!
    Lora – Leisure Living Furniture

  16. How did you do????? FANTASTIC! One of your best. And buying it while on your way down the street to get a milkshake, funny!

    Thanks for linking it to the Hot Fun in the Summertime party friend.


  17. It’s really fabulous – love the colors! I could totally imagine it (her?) in my dining room =)

  18. Gorgeous! I love the grey! Amazing job! I’d love for you to share this at my link party on Tuesday.

  19. WOW! This is just gorgeous! Great job! 🙂

  20. She is just beautiful! You rocked it out!

  21. FANTASTIC transformation!
    Rockin’ the skills, girl!

    Stopping in from Bliss Ranch and loving your blog!

  22. I would say you did and AWESOME job! I am coming over from the Pinterest Party at Fox Hollow and I am happily on my way to repin this awesome makeover!!

  23. This is so great! I absolutely love it!

  24. gorgeous! i love how the knobs look like flowers!

  25. This is stunning. I thought it was MMS when I saw it. And that is true, no suck up intended 😉

    You did an amazing job on this beauty =)

  26. Oh I love the creativity of this dresser and the one that inspired you. So very cute. I am a new follower here.

  27. I love it!! It is so amazing!

  28. This is so gorgeous! I love the color, and the handpainting just pops! MissMustardSeed would be so proud!!!

  29. This is amazing! You did such a beautiful job!
    Newest Follower!
    Hugs, Jen @ f5

  30. This is really gorgeous!! Just found you via the Hungry Hype Link up 🙂


  31. It was pretty before, but it is beautiful now! Fantastic job! Thank you for sharing. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Wishing you a grand weekend. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  32. So pretty and charming!

  33. Beautiful upcycle! I love the handpainting! Would love for you to link up to the Pomp Party!

  34. Hi Stacey. Your dresser project is amazing. I love the design and it looks just like your inspiration piece. Thanks so much for linking up to the Hot Fun in the Summertime Blog Party.

  35. I love what you did to this dresser! Awesome paint job. 🙂

  36. This is absolutely beautiful! I would love it if you shared this at our link party tomorrow!

  37. Wow, that looks so adorable! I love the grey and white together! Liz

  38. So pretty!

  39. Awesome job Stacey! I really love your color choice as well as the design. You have a good eye for spotting potential. : )

  40. wow stacey you did a wonderful job it would be great if you could come and link up at my party if you get the chance over at

    have a great weekend xxxx

  41. Love it! I have an old dresser that I just might have to paint like this.

  42. Saw this on Funky Junk Interiors and had to click to see more. Gorgeous!!

  43. The transformation is wonderful, I love it… THe colors, and the pattern you used, it looks perfect.

  44. Oh Wow! What a great makeover!!!

  45. Beautiful!You did a great job

  46. Saw your feature at It’s Overflowing. I love the shape of your original piece. The skinny legs and scrollwork (?) at the bottom center give it femininity, but the curvy lines you added bring more flow and femininity as well. Very fun pattern.

  47. Looks beautiful!Love the colors too.

  48. That looks so gorgeous! I love the colours and the patterns, reminds me of Wedgewood!

  49. Stunning ! love it! So creative!

  50. lol. I posted to Under The Table and Dreaming right before you. You appeared when I refreshed the page. Recognized your caption so I had to click in and make sure it was you (the pics were still processing). Are you following my through the net? 😉 p.s. did I mention the piece is lovely?

  51. p.p.s. it’s funny how similar the bones of our dressers are?

  52. Wow what a beautiful dresser. I’m now following along.
    Keep up the great transformations.

  53. I think you did a great job on your Miss Mustard Seed style dresser. 😉

  54. You did a great job on the painting detail… so pretty!

  55. What a fantastic job! It’s amazing. Super jealous of your skills.

  56. It’s gorgeous! Beautiful job!

  57. I thought I was in love with the blue one until I saw Miss Mustard Seed! Both are gorgeous!! I am your newest happy follower! Angie

  58. I love the dresser you did a great job.

  59. She’s very sweet indeed! At first glance, I thought it was a MMS piece. You were definitely inspired!

  60. stacey, you did a beautiful job recreating that look!

  61. Hi Stacey: What a lovely new look for this dresser–I like it a lot. (I also love Kiss Me Kate a lot!) Take care, and have a great week!

  62. This turned out so lovely !

  63. Beautiful!!!

  64. You worked wonders. It is amazingly gorgeous!

  65. This is fabulous! Featuring you on Saturday! XO, Aimee

  66. Wow, wow, wow! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE your dresser makeover. So pretty, feminine, and whimsical! I’ll definitely be featuring this tomorrow!


  67. Love,Love,Love!!!!

  68. It looks awesome! Great job and thanks for the link love. 🙂

  69. AMAZING job. I love it! Found you on MMS FFF.

  70. A stunning makeover! I would be delighted if you would link to Potpourri Friday, in progress!

  71. WOW is all I can say, to BOTH projects! This is making me really think hard about re-doing my old dresser.

  72. i would love to include your dresser on a special feature im doing if this would be ok with you please let me know,

  73. i would love to include your dresser on a special feature im doing, please let me know if this would be ok,

  74. i would love to include your dresser on a special feature i am doing, if this would be ok with you please let me know,

  75. Wow! What a great makeover!
    You will be featured tonight at this week’s {nifty thrifty sunday}!
    Thank you so much for linking up!
    xo! Vanessa

  76. Featured you this morning! Thanks so much for joining us!

  77. Hi:

    Your dresser is so beautiful, great job. I will feature it on my blog, its so nice.



  78. Hi:

    Your dresser is so beautiful, great job. I will feature it on my blog, its so nice.



  79. love it, love it, love it! Thx so much for linking up and sharing this fantastic piece! Featuring you on Pretty things thurs!

  80. Thanks for visiting me! Our dressers could almost be sisters!! Beautiful job.

  81. Wonderful! Adorable! Fabulous!

  82. Just stunning!! Can you please share the name of the paint color ht you used on this dresser?! Thanks 🙂

  83. Oops, typed in my email address incorrectly – please respond to this one please & thanks!

  84. This idea is amazing. i had to make one as soon as i saw it. thank you for posting such a unique idea. ours turned out beautifully ………

  85. She’s beautiful! And I agree, Miss Mustard Seed is constant inspiration! She’s the entire reason I started painting furniture.

  86. In fact no matter if someone doesn’t understand afterward itss upp tto other visitors that
    they will help, so here it happens.


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