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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Birds eye Maple Dresser/kitchen island

The vintage Birdseye Maple dresser
Where did I buy this beauty?  Craigslist of course!  I had this dresser for more than 6 months, I just couldn't figure out what I wanted to do with it. She sat on my enclosed porch for months, and then the rains came.  AND MY PORCH LEAKED! Before I knew about the leak the top veneer had been completely ruined.  I was so distraught!  I have always wanted a dresser like this, I love the curves, and the birds eye maple was beautiful.  But now I had a mess on my hands.  So I moved her inside, and the only space I had was in my kitchen, and for the longest time she sat naked.



We have had a pretty mild winter, but I have Spring Fever!  I am ready for the warmth of the sun to soak into my bones and warm me.  I am ready for shorts and tank tops.  I hate wearing layers.  So I asked my husband to mix me some paint (he works at Ace Hardware), I got a quart of Asparagus in flat, and mixed in some plaster.  I painted the drawers white and distressed (and after it was finished, I was told by hubby that he didn't like the drawers).  It brightens the kitchen with some color.  I think I am going to get some stainless steel for the top and she can be my island. Oh, and I need some drawer pulls!


13 comments:

Allison@FabRehab said...

This just screams SPRING!! I love it!

Full Circle Creations said...

Love the green!

Holly

Sarah said...

I love the color combo! The green is amazing! Great job! I am your newest follower! Stop by sometime!! -Sarah

Tales of a Trophy WIfe said...

Love the green. I'd love for you to link it up to my party. You can win a chance of free home decor just for linking up: http://trophyw.blogspot.com/2012/02/will-craft-for-laughter-and-grace.html
Hope to see you there.

Amy Clark said...

I LOVE this dresser. It is so happy and bright.

Denisa Nemes said...

Great choice of colors, stunning makeover!

Hilary said...

I have a dresser that I started refinishing over 4 years ago that has been sitting half striped. I like what you did with yours.

Claire said...

such a happy piece of furniture-I'm your newest follower-stop by for a visit!

Nicole@Thrifty Decorating said...

Very pretty!! :) Thanks for linking to Thrifty Thursday!

mONICa and eLAINe @ Decorating Insanity said...

I absolutely love old dressers as kitchen islands. Can't wait to see what it looks like with it's top and new pulls.Thank you so much for sharing at Furniture Friday.
xo...mONICa

Mr. Smith@TheSmithGarage said...

great idea for an island - throw a couple of old brass towel racks on the sides. Very nice piece - sorry to hear about your leak.

Stacey said...

Just so pretty and fresh - so sweet! Love the colors! Please come by my linky party happening now - I would love for you to link this up! See you there!
Stacey of Embracing Change
http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

Stacey said...

Great dresser, great idea, great colors! Love it all! So glad you came by to link up! Please come back again!
Stacey of Embracing Change