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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Barney, The Big Purple Dresser...

I know, terrible title.  I couldn't resist.  This was my second project I ever did.  Hence, no before pictures!  I didn't have a blog back when I did this and didn't think I would need any pictures.  The before looked similar to the other purple dresser I did.

It is VERY difficult for me to get a good picture of this dresser.  In some photos, like the one above, it looks like it has a pinkish hue.  In other photos it looks almost burgendy.  This is one that definately looks better in person.

I love the handles on this piece.  They absolutely make this dresser!

**I edited this post to add a picture of the dresser at night.  You can see the slight change in color depending on the lighting.***

I lined the drawers with this pretty fabric I got at Hobby Lobby.  I love the way it looks, but will probably never do that again!  I think next time I'll just use scrap booking paper.

This is one of my favorite pieces.  I got this bowl in Costa Rica while the hubby and I were on a very belated honeymoon!  I made the little moss balls myself with materials from hobby lobby.  I think I spent about $8 and still have half the materials in my crafting closet.

This is probably my second favorite piece!  I got it on clearance for about $1 at World Market.  I LOVE that store!

This is my father-in-law's lamp from when he was a little boy.  He and his family used to use it for light on the way to the outhouse!  He gave it to me after he found out I purchased an old lantern at a yard sale.

I absolutely ADORE the old funky colors on it.  I couldn't replicate this if I tried! Sometimes the original color is the best color!

Mom's barstools are taking a little longer than expected.  I'll  be putting many more coats of paint on today, so I won't be able to finish them until next weekend!

In the meantime, here is a sneak peek at a little crafting project I've been working on! Any ideas of what I'm making?!



  1. The dresser looks great and I love the drawer liners!

  2. What a fun, funky color! I like it! It has personality and character!

  3. I just love the purple dresser! I'm your newest follower!

  4. I really like purple and the green pops.

  5. That is a fun color! What a punch of color! Thanks so much for linking up! Always nice to see a new face! I see you are from Nashville. I grew up in TN and my parents are in Murfreesboro. Maybe some day we can meet up.

  6. Mmmmmmmmmmmm, my whole master bedroom is done in shades of purple and turquoise. This would look mighty fine in there. LOL It's gorgeous!!!


  7. Such a unique color for furniture and it works. Thanks for joining the party.

  8. I LOVE purple and this came out terrific. GREAT job!

  9. Wow! Very unique. You don't see purple too often. Great job!

  10. What a fun color for the dresser! BTW, I giggle a little every time I read the name of your blog~it's so cute! :)

  11. I love it! I'm crazy about purple, and I'm so glad you were bold enough to put it on a big piece! I featured you today on my favorite things :)

  12. I am totally lovin' the purple! Looks fabulous!

  13. great job with the dresser! the drawers look really nice lined. The lantern, how sweet that he gave that to you. :)

  14. Purple is one of my FAVORITE colors! I am going to feature this on Thrilling Thursday tomorrow. Feel free to drop by and grab an "I Thrilled" featured button off my side-bar :) Thanks for linking up to my party, hope to see you again soon!

    Lori @ Paisley Passions

  15. I LOVE it. But I love purple. I just recently did a purple table =)


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