From Shabby to Shabby Chic!

I love the Shabby Chic look but to be honest, I would not want it in every room in my house. So I decided what better place to be able to play with this style than in my daughter Grace's room! I started with this old dresser that my parents purchased when they got married in 1956. I'd say this piece owes us nothing!


And transformed it into this...


The first step was to sand the whole thing down and then I painted the body white. I removed the old dated drawer pulls, filled in the holes with some wood putty and sanded again. Then I painted the drawers a pale pink color. I wanted to put two glass handles on each of the larger drawers so I had to drill, yes I used a power tool and drilled the new holes in for the new handles!

The next step was to put on a glaze with a touch of color in it. A tiny bit of the color from my living room is what I added to the glaze. After the piece was completely dry, I sanded down the areas that would normally wear to give it a naturally distressed look.

 I also happen to have one of the old matching nightstands!!

And that was it!!! The best part about shabby chic is that the more the furniture wears, the better it looks!

This post is linked to the following...

Chic on a Shoestring Decorating



  1. I love how this turned out!

  2. Thanks SJ...there is nothing like old furniture finding a new look!

  3. This is just delightful, I feel so inspired by the work you do, I want to find my own DIY projects!

    :) Hazel

  4. Thank you Hazel and Lou Cinda for your comments...they are truly appreciated!!

  5. So pretty! They turned out lovely!

  6. That turned out beautiful! Love it! Thank you for linking up with Home Sweet Home!


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