Theme Furniture Day...The Inspired By Dresser


I'm so happy to be sharing this fun dresser that was inspired by a couple pieces I found on Pinterest.  Best part is I'm joining a group of SUPER talented blog friends who are all doing the same thing, sharing a themed furniture makeover.  This month theme is inspired by, so the project is either inspired by something on Pinterest, a magazine or another blogger.    

A quick snippet about this dresser.  I bought this cute solid pine 4 drawer dresser about 2 years ago on a Facebook sale page.  I was told by the person I purchased it from that it's 100 years old.  It had seen better days and needed some work to give it a new lease on life.

Here it is before:


This is how it looked when I bought it...all beat up and needing some TLC.  


My inspiration came from a couple of different sources.  First, this gorgeous piece from Thistlewood Farms was part of my inspiration.  I loved how KariAnne used metal house numbers on the front of this night stand.  I knew I wanted to use numbers as well.  Also, I love her navy blue stripes.  My plan was to use navy blue on my dresser.



My biggest inspiration came from a piece I did a few years ago.  It's still my favorite transformation ever.  I love the stained top and the deep navy blue with the cut crystal knobs.  This is one piece I totally regret selling!   I thought this dresser would be perfect painted navy blue with some fun numbers on the front.



For this piece, I used General Finishes Milk Paint in Coastal Blue.  The color is a beautiful deep navy and it goes on like butter.  It's now one of my favorite paints.  For the top of this old pine dresser I decided to strip and sand it down to the bare wood.  Once I had that done, I stained the top in a dark walnut stain.  For the top, I sealed the stain with General Finishes matte finish.  I'm not a huge fan of any type of sealer, but this stuff changed my mind.  I love it!!  It went on so nicely and didn't streak or bubble at all.

To finish off the piece, I added unfinished wood numbers from Hobby Lobby.  I stained them in the same dark walnut stain and sealed them with General Finishes matte finish sealer.  I attached the numbers to the front of the dresser with a construction adhesive, added new drawer hardware and I was done!  

Here's the finished inspired by piece.


I absolutely adore the top of this dresser.  The matte finish is perfect, not too shiny and not too dull.












I had intended to sell this piece, but Hunter decided he wanted to keep it instead.  I told him he could keep it, but he had to part with another dresser in his play room.  So, now I have another dresser to sell instead!  It always makes me happy when he falls in love with furniture I makeover!  

I'm excited to see what everyone else has been inspired by too!!  This is a group of very talented and creative bloggers so I'm sure their projects will be fabulous!


Thank you for reading!!!


Melody


Make sure you check out all the beautiful makeovers below!!

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Be~YOU~tiful Link Party And Features!

It's that time again for another fun link party!!  I can't wait to see what you've been up to.  I'm late getting this posted because I was surprised by the hubby this morning with a spa day for my birthday!  Today is my birthday AND my 3 year blog anniversary!  Happy day!!  Now let's see what Karin picked for feature this week!


Hello!!!  Welcome to another Be~YOU~tiful link party and features!


Melody and I are so excited to see what you guys have been busy working on this week!
The Art Is Beauty house has been busy with a 1/2 bath remodel,
a giveaway and a contest!

 Right now we have a GIVEAWAY going on for the MUST HAVES for painting
and I would be beyond thrilled if one of my BEAUTIES were to win!
You can enter HERE.

 Also, I was entered into a contest for my IKEA HACK.
Now I normally don't like to enter contests because of the stress,
but I have been told by my family and friends that I have to at least TRY to get some votes..
so you know I would love you forever if you Voted for my
IKEA HACK HERE!
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Now onto our Fabulous Features!
I have to say I am blown away.
It was so hard to choose from all the fabulous entries.
But these are the ones that Really caught my eye tonight!



 Storage Trunk Makeover by BrePurposed

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This gorgeous Rustic Wooden Angel wing by Lake Girl Paints


This Fabulous Kitchen Island by Fern Avenue.



This adorable Hutch Makeover by Little Vintage Cottage


 Now lets see what you have been working on!


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The Be~YOU~tiful Link Party And Features!



Hello!!!  Welcome to another Be~YOU~tiful link party and features!



This week it's my turn to pick favorites.  First, since this is my first time hosting,  some of you may not know my amazingly talented from Karin from Art Is Beauty.  Not only is Karin very talented beautiful and extremely sweet, she has a great eye for furniture and shares my love of giving old, vintage pieces new life.  


Here are a few examples of her beautiful work.




She's amazing, right?!  Anyway, enough about us, I want to share my favorites from last weeks link up. 

I was thrilled to see all the great projects and it was hard to pick!

First up I really loved what Doreen of Altered Artworks did with this desk she turned into a beverage station.



Next up Becca from Ivy & Co. gave this valet chair an adorable makeover.  I'm in love with that fabric!


And then there's this beauty from Shelly of Shizzle Design.  I love this pretty in pink French provincial highboy!  


I could go on and on for awhile about all your gorgeous projects!  I can't wait to see what you have in store for us this week!!

Thanks for stopping by and partying with Karin and I!!


Melody

The Be~YOU~tiful Link Party And Features!


 Its Party time again my Beauties! 
I am so excited...Not only to party and see what you have been up to,
but also to introduce a new CoHost to the Party.

Melody has an amazing sense of style and 
she is an all around Sweet person.
I was so excited when she Said Yes to 
being my CoHost.
She was one of the wonderful bloggers who lets me message her
when I am working on a project like my art studio
and lets me bounce Ideas off of her.
 I love getting her opinion on things.
Over here at the Art is Beauty house
I personally have been working on furniture like a Mad woman.
I just finished this Teal Buffet Makeover


and I know Melody has been working on some projects too!
But enough about us; 
WE would love to see you
link up anything that YOU think
is Be~YOU~tiful.
Whether it be food, D.I.Y., Makeovers
and more. If YOU did it
I would love to see it.
(must be YOUR content, please do not link up others content) 

Since this is a BRAND SPANKING NEW PARTY
I would LOVE for you to SHARE!!
I know you have your choice to party anywhere you
want but my hope is that old and new bloggers alike
will enjoy the atmosphere of a 
DO WHAT YOU LOVE link party! 
Be~YOU~tiful


NOW onto the FEATURES!!!

First off I am ADDICTED to Ikea Hacks now.
and this is another Hack I never would have thought to do.
Hacked this Ikea Rast cabinet into a shabby 
Kitchen Island!
I think it turned out amazing!!!
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Feature #2

I know Christmas is OVER, but it is Snowing like Crazy here in Michigan and
Cold as HECK!
It is still a time to stay cozy and warm
and nothing screams Cozy to me Like
PLAID!
DIY BEAUTIFY
did this cozy table setting that makes me want to pull up a chair pour a glass
of wine and Eat some turkey! 



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Feature #3

This Outdoor Vingette by SOMEWHAT QUIRKY DESIGNS
has me dreaming of spring.
I want to be sitting on this front porch right now,
drinking some tea and looking at a magazine!




 Now lets see what you have been working on!


*I would love for you to follow me! *You must link directly to your post. *In order to be featured, you must link back to me using a text link or the party button below. *Only home decor & design related crafts, DIY, how-to’s, decorating tips and recipes. *Visit one other party link. Share the love and the inspiration! *No links to shops, Etsy, giveaways or solicitations. *By linking up your post, you are giving Art is Beauty permission to use a picture as a feature on their blog and other social media outlets. Each week we will also be featuring a few outstanding inspirations from the week before.  

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Updated Entryway Using Peel And Stick Wallpaper


I know lots of you follow along with what I'm up to on my Facebook page, but those of you who don't I have to say you're missing out!  While I was on break over the holidays I posted a lot of pictures of what I was up to on Facebook!   

One of the projects I posted pictures of was my peel and stick wallpaper wall.  I've wanted to try this product, which is sold at Target, since it came out.  I just never had the right place for the wallpaper and the price was never quite right for me.  That was until I was perusing my local Target and found 2 rolls of navy blue and white stripe Devine™peel and stick wallpaper for $14.98 a roll.  I figured for $30 it was worth a try.  I'd wanted to add stripes to our entryway, but I wasn't completely sold on the idea of painting them on.  This was a great compromise and gave me the opportunity to try the stripes without any commitment.  Did I mention this wallpaper is basically a large decal and easily removed?!

Here's the entryway before

It's nice, but a bit too safe and boring.  Also, you might recall, I'm slowly trying to remove the taupe from every room in the house!


I don't have any in-progress pictures of hanging the wallpaper.  I will say it was easy, but would have been a lot easier if I had someone to help me with holding the paper.  There were a few times when I did get the paper stuck on itself, which proved tricky getting apart.  I only had a tiny bit of extra so I had to be very careful not to mess up.  Since the paper was on clearance and I bought the last 2 rolls it wasn't like I could run out and buy another roll!  

Lining up the wallpaper and making sure it was level was my biggest challenge, but the fact I could easily remove a section made it a lot easier if I did make a mistake (and I made a few!).  The wallpaper is meant to be hung vertically, but I had always envisioned horizontal stripes in my head so that's the look I went for.  If I have one word of advice when using this product, work in small sections.

Here's how the wall looked at Christmas, the picture quality isn't the best because I took this with my iPhone.





And here's how it looks now!


All these different looks in less than 2 months!  I've mentioned before my house is a revolving door of furniture and decor...I wasn't lying!  

The little yellow MCM chair was in our guest bedroom before, but that room never gets used and it wasn't an integral part of the design in the room.  The lamp, is another piece from another room and it wasn't being utilized there.  The large chalkboard I've had for a few years and it's been all over the place.  Of course the globes are part of my ever-expanding collection and they're always moving around the house, not on their own of course because then I'd have to move!


Here at the My Passion For Decor house we LOVE to travel and because we do move houses so frequently, this quote was perfect of us.  


I just L O V E the pop of yellow against the navy and white stripe wallpaper!  In the background you can see another project I shared on Facebook.  My gallery wall which is made up of pictures of Hunter, surrounding my art by House of Belonging.  The art is actually lyrics from a song I've been singing to Hunter since before he was born.










One of my favorite things to collect are globes, but I have a very special place in my heart for light-up globes.  They just warm my heart!




I like to do fun things in my decor, like this hanging this large letter B with an arrow pointing toward the powder room.  No one has asked me where the bathroom is since I hung this up!  


Both the B and the arrow are scores from Hobby Lobby.  I only paid $22 for both!


As usual, I've shared way too many pictures with you, but if I didn't do that then I wouldn't be me, right?!  One thing I'm aiming to do this year is be true to myself and not worry what everyone else is doing....To thine own self be true (William Shakespeare)  

My motto for decorating or designing a space is have fun and do what you love.  Who cares if something isn't 'on trend' according to someone else.  Who's to say what works in your home anyway?  They don't live there, YOU DO!!   Make your house something that fits you, your lifestyle and your family.

I hope you enjoy this entryway update as much as I do!  I'd love to hear from you.  Tell me what your motto is for decorating your home!  

Thank you for reading!!

Melody