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  1. Cheryl Atkinson says:

    Hi Lora! Its my first time to your blog and i love this dresser. You did a great job and i love the tins on the side. You cant go wrong with Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I’m so glad you found your way here, Cheryl; welcome! Yes, I love everything painted with Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint; it’s just so different than regular paint-with vintage-looking results!

  2. Lora this is truly a work of art. You have poured so much love in all those details and it shines!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Mary! I honestly love working on furniture!

  3. Wow, Lora… just gorgeous! Saw this at Waste Not Wednesday! Hope you link-up with Homestyle Gathering… we would love to have you!

  4. Lora, this is just gorgeous! I have yet to find this type of dresser for sale in my area…. I’d love to work on one someday. Pinned 🙂

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      You’re right, Jen, this type is hard to find! This is the only one I’d ever come across for a reasonable price, so I knew I would never sell it. I kept it for myself for a long time before it got this well-earned makeover. I haven’t even filled it yet; just enjoying it as art right now! Good luck on your search! Thanks, and thanks for pinning!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous! I wish I had your talent and courage to do the same with my old dresser…How inspiring!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Maristella! Just start small…the confidence grows;)

  6. Jann Olson says:

    Lora, it turned out beautifully! I love the addition of the tin and that shade of green is my favorite. Well done!!
    hugs,
    Jann

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Jann! These greens remind me of vintage fire-king which are my favorite;)

  7. Lora, such a beautiful dresser makeover! Love the green paired with the stained drawer fronts. Just the right amount of chippy goodness to keep that lovely timeworn look. Pinned

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I’m glad I left that little bit of the pretty wood showing too, Marie. It was really hard to paint over, but I’m loving the green in the room! All wood would have been too dark.

  8. How you changed the piece into this amazing looking piece I love! I also love that you kept two of the drawers the natural color. It looks awesome Lora!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Terrie!

  9. Oh my word! This is so fabulous!! I couldn’t wait to scroll down to each photo and see the transformation! Love it!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Kristin!

  10. omgosh I absolutely love, Love, LOVE this. Green is one of my favorite colors and this is beyond perfection. So much detail & texture. I love the tin idea and will try to somehow apply it to something. Thank you for the inspiration and yes, your styling just knocked it out of the park. So glad I found this on Amber’s blog hop. xo- maryjo {www.masterpiecesofmylife.com}

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Glad you were inspired and got some fresh ideas, MaryJo! Adding fresh plants to the scene just makes it every time;)

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Just bringing an old gal back to life, Carol!Thx!

  11. I have to echo Cindy and say that this is one of the best furniture makeovers I have seen. It is absolutely stunning Lora! Now I want to find a dresser just like it. Sighs! So fabulous! I love your spring styling on top too!

    Thank you so much for sharin’ your green with us. Happy almost spring!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Amber; good luck hunting one down! Loved this Sharin’ O the Green hop; so fun to see a sea of green to start off spring!

  12. WOWZERS! You did a fantastic job on that piece and you decorated it up so pretty for spring! I love the hardware and the vintage ceiling tin on the sides is just perfect! So happy to be hopping with you today!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Michelle! I think it turned out prettier than I expected; it just feels so good to have finally gotten to this one!

  13. Painted wood, naked wood, various handles and knobs, plus tin. Somehow you joined all these disparate items into one piece of beautiful

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I think it’s more like I can’t decide, Gail;) I do think of it as a perfectly balanced combination of textures; I started out with an initial idea, but it kind of developed as I went.

  14. oh wow! your dresser makeover is gorgeous! I love the beautiful green!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Angelina! These green tones remind me of my favorite vintage Fire King jadeite;)

  15. Cindy in Oklahoma says:

    I love how you just went for it! Darling makeover….

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Probably because I’d been thinking on this one for a long time, Cindy! Thanks!

  16. Marlene Stephenson says:

    Lovely old dresser and you did so much more to highlight and add to it”s beauty,

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Marlene. I love these types of dressers and was pleased as punch with how it turned out!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Shelley!

  17. Lora, I love a good paint makeover and yours is great! Love the color and the tin on the sides. What an awesome find for an unbelievable price. Pinned to several boards and tribes. You worked really hard on rescuing and restoring this piece and you should be really proud of yourself.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks for pinning, Carol! I do feel really good about this one and am so enjoying it!

  18. That is one of the prettiest makeovers I’ve ever seen. Love the color and would never have thought to put tin on the sides. Gorgeous! And such beautiful spring styling on top. Love it all. Pinned!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Aw, thanks Cindy, that’s quite the compliment! I couldn’t wait to plop some fresh spring decor on top; styling is the candy at the end of the project;) Thanks for pinning!

  19. Lora, that is such a gorgeous piece! I love your color choices and how you finished it, and the beautiful old tin and decorative handles take it to a whole new level. It is WONDERFUL. Great job!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Linda. I was trying to think of how much I’d have to charge for this one from my old selling days;) So happy to be doing a piece like this for myself! Because I honestly couldn’t have handled a “would you take less?” question on this one!

    2. Shelly Torola says:

      Have to echo all the other comments- this is fabulous! My favorite of all your fun makeovers thus far. Love all of it, colors, styling. So delightful to see signs of spring ? . Afraid the “real” things going to take its time arriving.
      Shelly Torola

      1. Lora Bloomquist says:

        Yes, I’m afraid we’ll have to fake it for a while longer, Shelly! This girl may be one of my favorites, too…but it’s kind of like picking a favorite child:( I love them all!

  20. Wow! What a beautiful piece, Lora! I love the color! Happy to be joining you on the hop today! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      We’ll call it Jadeite green, Cecilia;) And it’s going to get filled to the brim with vintage linens!

      1. Sounds perfect! Thanks for sharing your pretty dresser at Vintage Charm! Pinned!

        1. Lora Bloomquist says:

          I’m really enjoying this one! Thanks for pinning, Cecilia!

  21. Green is my absolute favorite color and this chest of drawers is an open and shut case of adoration! The addition of the tin is superb! A truly fabulous makeover.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Me too, Laura! I can never get enough green, and I’ve never met a shade I didn’t like! The ceiling tin is one of my favorite materials to add to pieces; hope I can find more!

  22. What a great piece and I love, love, love the green.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Marty!

  23. I love these old dressers with their little drawers on top…and the cut work.
    I like yours….and love the color you chose

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Me, too, BJ! Glad I was courageous and didn’t just go with white!

  24. The dresser is adorable. I just love how all the details pop. Such a cute, cute color. I love how you fixed the flaws and made them features.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Just like makeup, Katie; make all those flaws look good;)

  25. Lora, the dresser turned out so beautiful. I’m in love with all the little details like the scalloped joints and the color green is perfect!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Those scalloped joints kind of make me want to leave a drawer or two open, Michelle;) Even though I wanted the fronts of the drawers painted, there was no way I was covering those up; thankyou painter’s tape!