Tuesday, November 16, 2010

elizabeth's dresser.

one of my favorite people to paint for (because she always commissions fun, imaginative, creative things - and she was an old highschool friend) asked me to paint her daughter's dresser in colorful, fun patterns, and i had a blast doing it! jaclyn also commissioned this, and her house is full of great pieces and lots of color. i've said it before, i'll say it again - i love working with creative people. anyway, elizabeth's current dresser will be going into her future baby brother's room, so it was time for her to get something "new" of her own. her room is bright, playful, and fun, so it made sense that her dresser be the same :)

here is the "before" of the standard dresser:
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aaaand, the after:
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now, as you can tell, this is not the room that the dresser belongs in! a couple of years ago, i painted in elizabeth's room, and here are a few pics of it:
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she's done a lot to the room since then, but at least that gives you a better idea!

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elizabeth's bedding is a quilt from pottery barn with lots of patches with different patterns and colors. i tried to draw from some of the patterns, and then some of them i just made up as i went along. jaclyn specified the polka dots on the top and sides, and i think it's suuuuch a fun, playful addition! this is why i love people that aren't scared to have fun with their decor.


there were also birds and owls on the quilt, so i did a sweet little bird at the top.
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13 comments:

  1. So when i scrolled down and finally got to the after picture of the dresser my jaw actually dropped, I gasped and went... "OMG HOW CUUUUUUUTE!!!" I love it!!!!!! I have little boys, so precious little girl things I adore. Another great job Kristen!

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  2. are you going to change the hardware? the original hardware doesn't seem like it would work with the new pattern and colors.

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  3. Wow you blew me away with this one...that is so super cute and just beautiful to look at. What a lucky little girl to have that in her room!

    xx Karen

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  4. CUUUUUUTE! love it. it's so fun and something she can grow in to.

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  5. susan that is so sweet! thanks! it's definitely a fun, crazy piece! :)

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  6. susan that is so sweet! thanks! it's definitely a fun, crazy piece! :)

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  7. sarah - up to my client to decide on the hardware, but yes, she will get new hardware for sure! i suggested the clear glass "vintagE" looking pulls.

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  8. sarah - up to my client to decide on the hardware, but yes, she will get new hardware for sure! i suggested the clear glass "vintagE" looking pulls.

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  9. I can tell that you had a lot of fun with this one it is adorable! Do you sometimes wonder if this is a 'job' as you seem to be having too much of a good time for it to be called 'work'!

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  10. wow, this is incredible! you are so talented!

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  11. What an adorable dresser! So whimsical and colorful! I love it. What a fun bedroom she must have. I bet you had a ball doing all of that hand painting. It's so cheery!

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  12. michelle - yes! i feel like that a lot. not all of the time, but a lot!

    thanks, guys :)

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  13. Unbelievable! I feel at home just by looking at it, it carries me away back to my childhood, happy careless times.

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