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?!

Cheers!

16 comments:

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

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

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

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  4. I really like purple and the green pops.

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  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.

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  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!!!


    A CONVERSATION WITH HUSBAND

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

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

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

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  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! :)

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  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 :)

    http://sunshineandchaucer.blogspot.com/2011/01/my-favorite-things_23.html

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

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

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  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

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

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