Painted Furniture

Few things say "cottage" like painted furniture. This sweet little dresser (the green isn't showing up right) was found in an antique mall this last Christmas. When my mom was visiting us, I took her to see it. I was saving my pennies for it and just wanted her opinion. She decided to gift me with it! I was a tad embarrassed that I'd shown it to her because my intentions weren't for her to buy it. Thank you, Mom!
I love it and it is my favorite piece of furniture. She bought some glass knobs for it and I need to get a few more glass pulls before changing them out. I first put it in my office space, but now I'm enjoying it's new place in the living room. It's just the right size to be very versatile. It also has the old keyholes. I think I'd like to find a couple of little skeleton keys to tie on the front with a pretty ribbon or tassel.
I found the giant jack at HomeGoods this week. I've seen them elsewhere before and always passed them up, with regrets later. So when I saw this lonely one, I had to have it! Reminds me of when we'd play jacks in junior high on the girls' locker room floor. Great memory!
I had fun perking up this simple white lampshade with a little gingham ribbon and vintage/new buttons. So easy peasy and cute!


Joanne Kennedy said...

How cute! I love the dresser too. To know it was a gift from your mom makes it even more special.

That lamp came out so cute. How did you attach the ribbon? With glue?


Shabbee Chick said...

That lamp is adorable! Ca-yute!

Anita said...

Joanne, I glued the ribbon and buttons on with hot glue. Seemed to work well for me!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

I love the buttons on the lampshade! I may have to try that!

LivingTheLife said...

I know how you feel telling your mom about the sweet dresser...but take it from a mom with a daughter and daughter-in-law...we love it when we can give you something you want/need! Believe me...she has probably been equally blessed by giving it to you as you have been from receiving it!

Love it by the way!