Thursday, March 25, 2010

A Fabulous DIY Project!

I was over visiting my friend Marian at Miss Mustard Seed this week and I have to tell you her recent project stopped me in my tracks.
Marian took a $6.00 dresser she purchased at an auction last fall and turn it into a work of art!
The veneer was chipped and bubbled and beyond her ability to repair. So, she decided to paint it and then cover it with antique sheet music. Isn't this a wonderful effect?
And in case your feeling crafty and inspired she has more photos and the step by step instructions here.
This is only one of her many projects, so don't miss a visit to her blog, Miss Mustard Seed.
By the way, she is part of So You Think You Can Decorate Competition; so if you want to see other great projects, or vote for hers, click here.
Thanks for inspiring us, Marian!! I am off to search the attic to see what I can create!!!

33 comments:

  1. Fabulous! This now has me wondering what I may have down in my basement to play with.

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  2. This kind of thing always amazes me. I'm all thumbs. This is really beautiful. love it!
    Joni

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  3. Ok, I did this to the top of a small table once, but the whole dresser...well let's just say, I'm feeling a wee bit inadequate. It is fantastic!!!

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  4. That is so beautiful. She is so creative! I am going to visit her site!

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  5. I can see how you were stopped in your tracks. What an awesome transformation. Re`purposing something with great shape into something with so much character is very inspiring indeed. Thanks for sharing. xo

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  6. What a gorgeous piece! I will have to have a look.
    Ness xx

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  7. Amazingly beautiful!!! My gears are a turnin'...

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  8. wow what a great idea!! I'm off to find a piece of furniture I can cover, its looks fantastic!
    alicia

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  9. What a wonderful idea! Looks amazing, great job!

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  10. Wow! I love this project and how fantastic it turned out! So creative and talented!

    ~jamilyn

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  11. You're right! It's gor-jus! Thanks for the link.
    xoxo
    Donna

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  12. I have that same dresser that was a "curb side" find. It is just sitting in my basement waiting for an overhaul. What a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing :)
    Health and happiness,
    Angela
    http://angelawalkerjewelry.blogspot.com/

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  13. This stopped me in my tracks too. I can't wait to read how she did that! That dresser is amazing!

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  14. Gina,
    I am so honored to be featured on your blog, which is one of my favorites. :) We share a love of Eurpean style and my home wants to be your home when it grows up. Thanks so much for the kind words!

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  15. Inspired, and inspiring! that is adorable.
    Cass

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  16. This is just beautiful. Perfect for a piece of furniture that has a great shape but is beyond just painting. I'm off to check out her blog!

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  17. Stunning! and true recycling. A little gem for not a lot (except hard work and vision)
    Jenny x

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  18. What a great idea!
    She did an amazing job!

    xo
    Brooke

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  19. How fun!! There are some very talented people out there! I have some of that Mod Podge decoupage glue stuff left.... Maybe I should give that sad looking dresser in the garage a new life! Thank you for sharing, sis! ox Mon

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  20. So charming! I've seen dressers covered in maps that are absolutely adorable too!

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  21. This is so clever....what an ingenious idea, xv.

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  22. THANKS for sharing...I'm going to visit her now. THAT's a lovely project and you are a sweet friend to share it!

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  23. Wow, now that is a good investment! So fun.

    xo,
    cristin

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  24. Wow, it came up beautifully. Very clever..Rachaelxx

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  25. i am in love with this! thanks for showing us!

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  26. Very pretty! I will go over and have a look!

    Have a great weekend, Gina! I enjoy all your post, I do not always comment...

    XX
    Victoria

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  27. I only want to say - what a terrific, unusual, creative, and now unique, dresser!

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  28. What an awesome post! Thanks for sharing. I am always amazed at what can be accomplished with a little (or a lot, in this case) creativity. Great piece!

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  29. What a great idea, it looks gorgeous. I bought an old dressing table last week and was planning on distressing it but now I am not so sure...

    I am off to look at her blog now.

    A bientot,

    Leeann x

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  30. The chest is a keeper...
    Check out my site, I too work with paper and love the creative energy behind it.

    I will be back to take it all in over and over.

    "Dore"

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  31. Wow. The designs are amazing. I am really happy to have dropped by your site. Some of your designs should be adapted by the government. For airport fence perhaps. lol

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