Saturday, May 14, 2011

Exciting Times

My super exciting news for today is that the beautiful and talented (and so very, very nice) Cassie of Primitive and Proper asked me to guest post!  I'll be there on Monday, May 16 and  I'm so excited, so please head over and check it out!  And while you're there, take a sec to look around at some of Cassie's awesome work, she's great! 

And now, a beauty: 

 A pretty little vintage four drawer dresser with details that almost make me want to lay down and die. Finished in my new favorite soft, subtle gray with slight distressing and no glaze or stain.  I wanted to keep this piece really light and I love how this gray is just a nice take on a typical white or cream.  Still so versatile. Topped off with paste wax for protection and beautiful luster. All new glass hardware.  Killer in an entry, as a buffet in a dining room, extra storage in a bath, or beautiful in a bedroom.

Of course there must always be a shocking before.  I had to admit to my husband that yes, I did pay actual money for this.  And not really just a little, either  But look at that top!  Those legs!  Those adorable, fantastic keyholes!  It took at lot of sanding, repairing and sanding some more.  But the after made all the effort so completely worth it.

 The keyholes had me at hello.

And the gorgeous moulding on the top.

 Beautiful turned legs.

 This beauty is now in my shop!   Check it out for all the details.

And I just couldn't resist a little sneak peak at my Primitive and Proper guest post!  Its a fun one!

Sharing my furniture:

The Shabby Nest


And by the way, as I was perusing some linky party participants at the Feathered Nest Friday party, I came across The Shanty Girl. Do any of you wear aprons? I am sooo an apron girl and she makes absolutely gorgeous ones! Like, as in pretty sure I couldn't bring myself to wear to to do housework or cook dinner. She's having a givaway here. You should check it out!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. that is one pretty dresser! and i am so excited to have you as a guest tomorrow! i am a fan of your style and work!

  2. Love the dresser! The keyholes are so cute!!
    Visiting from PP and Love your blog!

    Your newest follower, Megan!

  3. Oh that dresser is precious! I came over from your feature at Cassie's and glad I did! I'm trying to follow you, but my computer is doing something weird, I'll try on my iphone! you can come on over to my blog if you'd :)

    happy painting,

  4. Hi Emily,
    Thanks for visiting my blog and for the compliment. I just took a peek around your blog. A kindred spirit with furniture rescue, I just became a follower. Come back and visit me again sometime.

  5. Awesome work! Love it. Thanks for sharing at my newbie party.

  6. Darling keyholes! Great furniture work here!

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

  7. I can't believe it's the same piece! It came out great. It is so inspiring seeing all of these furniture transformations. I love the glass knobs. Visiting from Debbie's party- newest follower :)

  8. Hi there~ Your sweet dresser turned out wonderful!! What a charmer now! Love the color and the distressing you did- well done! Thank you for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday! :)