Monday, June 14, 2010

new dresser!

i did this commission for jenny's baby nursery - for her sweet baby girl - who is due at the end of july! jenny is a wonderful photographer, so i can't wait to get some better shots of this dresser when it makes it upstairs to the baby nursery. anyway, here is the dresser before we began:

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the dresser was a hand-me-down that jenny and her husband already had, and she was planning to buy a different one for me to paint, but i convinced her that this one was just fine, and she was happy with the outcome...

here is her crib bedding (isn't it pretty?), which is where i got the inspiration for the knobs, which i hand-painted:

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and, here is the result!
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detail shot of the distressing and the knobs i painted:
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if you live in or around atlanta, georgia and have decorative painting that needs to be done, please feel free to email me at kristen.fountain@gmail.com

14 comments:

  1. So beautiful! love love love the knobs.

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  2. Wow, I've never seen anyone paint designs on knobs. They turned out amazing!b

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  3. thank you guys!

    shannon- yep, i was trying to come up with something "different" for this project! painting the knobs was my solution :) i can't wait for her to get shots of the whole room together - it's gonna be sweeeeet

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  4. LOVE the knobs. subtle yet festive. great work!

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  5. The dresser looks amazing...such an inspiration!

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  6. Just read your reader redesign on YHL! Love the idea, you've definitely inspired me. Great job :)

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  7. I love your work! How do you distress your pieces? I can't seem to have the guts to take a sander to my newly painted projects, but they just look so fabulous after the antiquing. I wanted some advice before I start experimenting. :)

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  8. thank you guys!!

    missy - my sweet friend barb is starting a new column on design*sponge allll about painting furniture like that! she owns knack studios (check em out!), and is master of all things furniture!! so check that out next month when it begins! :)

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  9. LOVE IT! That is adorable!
    I'm a new follower and look forward to what you have in store!

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  10. Love, love, love your blog! I just bought a house in the Atlanta area and am always looking for ideas! Once I find a piece of furniture for my office/yoga room I would love to see how you could make it pretty!!

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  11. Kristen: Fabulous job on the dresser! I have made myself a "Follower" on your blog. BUT: I saw your bedroom on Young House Love (great, sleek job on your bedroom), BUT what did you do with that beautiful sign above your bed? I couldn't even read it, but it looked so nice. Did you relocate it, I hope?? Anyway, thanks for sharing!
    Best regards,
    Gloria

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  12. Yay! I live in Athens. I love hearing of other bloggers near me! LOVE this piece. The knobs are so perfect.

    I'm your newest follower!

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  13. I love that you take a seriously ugly dresser and turn it into this! It is proof we need never buy anything new... except of course more paint!

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  14. I might say awesome in every comment but seriously...SO AWESOME! I dont even know how to say how awesome this turned out! Love it!! Lucky room!

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