24 November 2011

A Pop of Pink

Mr T scored this dresser while out driving (I'd sanded and removed the mirror at this stage)...




He saw an elderly lady put this out on to the footpath for hard rubbish collection.  Um WHAT THE HEY?!  She was going to throw it out - mirror and all!  She told Mr T that it belonged to her mother but one of the legs was a bit wobbly.  He told her what I could do with it and she was happy to give it to him.  Hooray!  What a nice lady :)


Check it out now:




...with a pop of pink



I found the perfect fabric for it at Fabric Traders.










Originally the plan was to have glass knobs but my supplier ran out.   I ordered them online but they may not be here for another four weeks.  I'm too impatient so I used this lovely silver ones instead.  I wanted to modernise it a little so with these knobs and the chair I think it does just that.



I'm still not sure whether to keep these knobs or test my patience and go with the glass.

Don't forget to link up to my very first Saturday Splendour Party this Saturday.  I'd love to see all your wonderful furniture makeovers.

Have a fabulous day!

Megs x


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40 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oh that is so beautful! i adore the shape and the black was just sleek and perfect! and the pop of pink is awesomely fun and glamorous!

oops! said...

Beautiful! Black and Pink are perfect for this!

Chrissie said...

Your dressing table looks amazing! I have used that same color combo, fabric and all on several pieces. It always comes out stunning. I can't belie e so done would throw out such a great piece!

Makeminemidcentury said...

Very cute! You should send her a photo!

Restyled Vintage said...

that is gorgeous Meg, what a score! I love those knobs, I've never seen any like it before. Keep meaning to look up some online suppliers of knobs here, must do that...

xx Karen

chair up said...

eeeck Meg, it looks amazing!! Well done!
Angex

jeanetteann said...

Stunning,amazing,incredulous,fabulous, love, love, love it. x

Jackie said...

Wow Meg I really love this piece! I love the shape and the pop of pink really made me smile. That sweet old lady should see it now!

Evie said...

Oh. My. Goodness. I LOVE IT!!! So gorgeous!!!! Seriously stunning!

evie @ brown paper packages

Cynthia said...

Umm... WOW! This looks totally amazing! I like the silver knobs, but I know the glass ones would look lovely, too.

linda said...

Love love love! And I joined your party -- thanks for the invite! -- and am now following ...

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

This is SO cute! Love the pink accents--genius!

Stuff and Nonsense said...

you turned a fortuitous freebie
into one hot mama

love the black and pink
with the paper lined drawers

thanks for sharing at fridays unfolded!

alison

Little Miss Penny Wenny said...

darling!!!! Don't you just want to cry when people throw things like this out (but then secretly shed tears of joy because you got it for free????) I know I do...

You did a great job! I love the black against the fuschia. LOVE LOVE LOVE!

Erin of Salvaged Whimsy said...

this piece is fabulous...i love it!

Melanie said...

OH my GOODNESS!
I am in LOOOOOOVE!

Absolutely gorgeous with tons of personality! I'm so happy to find your blog today! I'm your newest follower :)

Have a great day,
Melanie

Our Delightful Home said...

Wonderful transformation!

~Mrs. Delightful
ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

Jill said...

Wow! I'm loving the ultra-classy black and that mirror is to die for - awesome makeover!
-Jill @ Junky Vagabond

Shannon said...

I love how the desk turned out! I am your newest follower.
www.shabbytochicqueencreek.blogspot.com

samaa @ Honey Sweet Home said...

love love LOVE the hidden pink!

Renee from Where the Grass is Greener said...

This is so pretty! I love the black with a pop of pink...super cute!

Rebecca said...

LOVE that pop of pink!!

Joselyn @ The DIY Spot said...

Wow, Wow, Wow! So pretty! I love how you painted the sides of the drawers. I never thought to do that. Color, fabric and knobs compliment each other so beautifully.

Kammy Wielenga said...

ohhhhhhh my word. The knobs! The Chair! The inside! It's so glamorous!!

Katie said...

I love how you did the inside of the drawers! It's all about the details! Nice work!

--Katie
www.blah2beautiful.blogspot.com
Creatively Living Outside the Box

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

This is over the top freakin' fabulous! My jaw has dropped to the ground on this one.

OAK House 5. said...

How fun is this? I love it, well done!

Andrea @ Decorating Cents said...

Love these colors. You were featured today. Come by and grab a button.

Upscale Downhome said...

What a wonderful transformation. I think you reached your goal of blending the traditional and the modern. I love the touches of pink and silver. Fabulous!

Pamma said...

Absolutely beautiful!
~Pam
pamspaintparlor.typepad.com

Nelly said...

I have one similar to do in the exact same colours for grandaughter.What sort of paint did you use? and I see you have pink on sides of drawers do they still slide in well?
Lovely job as usual xx

Good Time Charlie said...

This is just about the cutest thing I have seen in a long time. I can't believe you got it for FREE!!!

Visiting from Roadside Rescue. PS I host a linky party every Friday-Sunday, I would love if you stopped by to link up this project, it is just fabulous.

Thanks. -K

Alissa@CraftyEndeavor.com said...

ooOOooo, very glam.

Brooke @ www.Getouttamyheadplease.com said...

This is Beautiful! I would love for you to link up at www.getouttamyheadplease.com

The Tiny Homestead said...

hard to imagine someone would throw out that lovely vanity! The mirror is just fabulous too. You really gave it a second life.

Lynda said...

Wow, this doesn't even look like the same piece! The black & hot pink go so perfectly together and the fabric is to die for :)

beachvintage.com said...

Oh My goodness Meg, we just came across this post! Totally amazing! Can we do a post on this creation on our blog? Its just so beautiful. Well done. Simone & Jody - Fabric Traders

Anna Williams said...

Love the gloss black finish - stunning! What a great find! xx

Anna (My Design Ethos)

mike long said...

Lol um i gotta save face here that was my 11 yr old daughter but yeah its neet i guess lol

Jennifer said...

Wauw beautifull! Can you please tell me what color pink it is ? Because its perfect!