I love trying new things.
New restaurants, new foods, new places…and in this case, a new technique for a dresser.
I saw a new technique posted about on one of the blogs I follow called Sweet Pickins Furniture.
Sausha does AMAZING work…I admire her greatly.
Her pieces are beautiful! I follow her on Facebook and recently she posted about a new technique which involved basically decoupaging pretty napkins on pieces of furniture.
At first, I was pretty skeptical.
I confess my interest was peaked, but thought NAH.
Then her work with this technique continued on…her pieces were stunning.
I was sold.
I had to give it a try!
Not to mention that others have been trying this new technique as well such as my blogging friend Lisa from CreateInspire…
here is the piece…isn’t it lovely?
To see more about Lisa’s secretary desk, click HERE.
Lisa’s work is also pretty amazing…she is incredible.
She also advised me heavily on how to go about working on my piece 🙂
So…to make a long story longer, I went to check out this dresser that was for sale…
She was a mess.
The veneer was missing on the bottom and on the legs. The top had big gashes of veneer totally missing. The bottom was yucky and needed replaced.
I nearly walked away and didn’t even buy it.
I was THIS close.
I don’t know what came over me, but I decided to take on the challenge and she what I could do with her.
I had no vision for her…yet.
I reflected on the use of napkins to decoupage furniture and I thought….wow!
This is the absolute perfect piece to play with and see what I can do.
No pain, no gain.
I was feeling creative.
I made all the necessary repairs and set out to Lowes for paint and Tuesday Morning for pretty napkins.
I had my vision all set by this point and I was SUPER excited to get going!
I found what I needed and I began my project.
My vision came together as I worked…and it was a lot of work, but I had so much fun freely creating and working on this one.
I think she is a beauty now…and what a drastic change!
She is GORGEOUS!
I am lovin’ her new look!
What do you think?
I painted her in a combination of a coral and cream paints and decoupaged the drawer fronts with big blooms!
Isn’t she FUN???
I will be back later to tell you all about HOW I created this piece, but for now I am off to rest after a long day.
Hope you love her…thanks for reading!