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Saturday, November 16, 2013

vintage dresser and mirror…

I gave my old blue and cream dresser a makeover.  the middle drawer didn’t glide well, so, I took it out and my husband added a shelf in it’s place.

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I ruffled some rose printed fabric, and just hot glued it to the opening.  (I first saw this ruffled drawer idea over at chateau de fleur.)

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I removed the glass knobs on the bottom drawer and added a strip of fabric, tying it in a bow, for the handle.  I liked it before, and I love it now.

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my second project was to rub-on phrases, randomly, to this little $9 mirror,

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and then gave it a paint job and add fabric roses to hide the missing trim piece.

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today’s charming blog is cabin and cottage!!

sharing with common ground, shabby art boutique, ivy and elephants and french country cottage

thanks for looking!

32 comments:

  1. Hi Lynn, I just love what you did with your dresser. The ruffled shelf is a great touch and the added homespun fabric on the bottom drawer was a great idea. Love the mirror you created too. This is brilliant to do to an old mirror.
    Thanks for sharing. Have a great rest of the weekend.
    Hugs

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  2. WOW! That mirror is too cool! Love the see-thru phrases and the aged silvering. Your roses cover that missed piece beautifully! I need to do something like this to a sweet mirror I have, too. Thanks for the inspiration! Your feminine dresser is smiling...charming!
    -Revi

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  3. Dear Sweet Lynn, you have an amazing creativity . . . you blow my mind :)

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  4. Lynn, I love old mirrors, and what you did to this one is SO cool ! where did the rub-on phrases come from ? perfect for those areas where the silver has rubbed off. Would like to try this if I can get some of the rub-ons. Great job !

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    1. thanks, patty:) the rub-ons are by tim holtz and i found them at archivers a couple of months ago. i think hobby lobby has them, too.

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  5. For heaven's sake! How fun to be your "today's charming blog'! Thanks so much! I love this rufflled curtain look for a dresser too! Such a cheery treatment, and oh so cottage! Love what you have done with the mirror too. So interesting!

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  6. Hi Lynn ... love how you 'dressed' the dresser ... doing the fabric tie on the drawer just makes it complete. The mirror looks great too ... must try that technique on an old mirror that I have.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  7. Hi Lynn,

    Just fabulous as always! I just love the dresser now and the rose fabric is perfect...and love the fabric pull you made. hugs, Lynnie

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  8. I love your new redone dresser! That is a clever idea with the drawer out and the ruffled material and the material for the drawer pull. The mirror is a great idea also. Nancy

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  9. Love both of these ideas and they turned out beautifully!

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  10. That is adorable, I love the newsprint idea!! and the new pulls are adorable

    Carol

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  11. Hi Lynn,
    WOW!!! That mirror is beautiful. I totally love that. The dresser is so sweet. I love the rose fabric. You did a great job on both of these. Everything is fabulous.
    Kris

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  12. Lynn, you are so creative! I have seen the drawer removed before, but I would not have thought to tie the fabric for the handle. I love the phrases added to the mirror. It all turned out so sweet!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  13. Amazing! Love the ruffled "curtain" on the drawer space. How clever is that?! The sayings on the vintage mirror are really cool. You've got me thinking...we have some old mirrors and windows around here that could use some shabby, crafty love.

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  14. The skirt looks super pretty on the chest of drawers. A very feminine touch.

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  15. I absolutely adore your sweet dresser makeover!!! And of course I'm loving the charm you added to the mirror as well!
    Mary Alice

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  16. Very pretty, Lynn! I love how you dressed up that mirror. Using the flowers to hide the missing bit was a great idea!

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  17. The dresser looks sooo very cute. Love how it ended up. What a great idea with the mirror. Love the post under here too. You are so talented, my friend.

    Hugs from here

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  18. I just love how feminine and pretty your creations are, Lynn.

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  19. Lynn, you have a way of turning a plain old pumpkin into a magical carriage! I love the rosebud fabrics you've used as accents in the room, and the idea of adding phrases to a mirror is genius! The room is gorgeous.

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  20. You are so clever! Love both pieces. What great ideas for me in the future. lol! Thanks for sharing. Have a great day!

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  21. Lynn, your little dresser looks so pretty and unique with your special touches, and I LOVE your idea for the mirror! So creative! :)
    Susan

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  22. I love both your makeovers, but I'm really intrigued by the rub on phrases. They work so well on your vintage mirror, and I love the way you've finished it. Thanks for sharing Lynn.

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  23. How CUTE!! I love the idea of the ruffled curtain--I've never seen that done before and I really love it! And the rub-ons are kind of ingenious. Seriously. Love that too.

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  24. Beautiful as always. I love seeing your shabby chic home decor. :)

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  25. Yet another beautiful make-over Lynn…love how you used those flowers to hide the missing trim (great idea!!!)

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  26. Oh my goodness--both projects are just adorable! Love the fabric replacing the drawer...and the rub ons and the flowers make that mirror perfect! What great ideas :)

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  27. Both are amazing!
    Frabric is nice. Great ideas!
    Sara

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  28. lovely lynn! Just lovely...like everything you touch! thank you for sharing xoxo-aimee

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  29. Fabulous idea! I love how you added the fabric!

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  30. Looks so pretty, Lynn. I love the mirror too!

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