Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Rustic Red Dresser with Open Shelving (and some thank you's!)

Today I am over at The DIY Club sharing all the details on how I took this broken little dresser from this....
 to this....


Head on over to the DIY Club today for all the details!


Also, I am long overdue in the thank you department! :)

A while back I was so excited to win a giveaway from one of my favorite blogs, Nellie Bellie.  The giveaway was from an etsy shop and I was going to order an awesome Star Wars eye chart print for Sawyer's room.  His birthday at the time was two months away so there was plenty of time.  Unfortunately said etsy shop never came through, constantly spewing lies that they were on vacation, then they shipped it.... yet it NEVER came.  Of course I was sad about it, but what can you do?  Well, Janel, being the kind and generous blogger that she is felt bad and surprised me by sending me TWO awesome prints for Sawyer's room!  She ordered me an R2D2 as well as a C3PO book page print from this fabulous shop!

For now, they are hanging over the beds in Sawyer's room and I am thinking of painting red rectangles on the wall to anchor them.... any other thoughts?



Aren't those super cool?  We sure love them!  Thank you, Janel!

Now, also a long time ago, my brother's girlfriend created this awesome crayon art for Emmy!  It's colorful and sparkles... Love it! Thank you, Viri!

And finally, when I was stuck on the couch with my leg up, I received an email from my blogging buddy, Dana, who is seriously one of the nicest people out there.  Once a week she shares a random act of kindness that she and her kids have done.... I love reading them!  Well, she send me an email and wanted to send me something.  I was so excited and secretly hoped it would be one of her original pieces of art.  And when it came in the mail and I opened it, I was beyond THRILLED!!!!!  I finally had the perfect place to hang it in our living room. (By the way, Below it is an antique street sign that is printed on a screen.  The shadows were making it very hard to show up in the picture, but it says "Queen Anne Rd")


I had my chick paintings from Lydia there, but they were more Spring/Summer, so now I have a Fall/Winter look there!  LOVE it!

Dana is SO crazy talented- you must check out her blog, Make Them Wonder!


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25 comments:

Courtney said...

Well you sure have some cool art at your place, and each with a beautiful story to go along with it:) the red rectangles sound perfect to me for Sawyers room!

Julia Konya said...

Love it all! You've got some good connections ;)
But my son would LOVE those prints! So cool!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Love the color of the dresser. The wall decor you've shared is beautiful. Janel is seriously one of the nicest people ever! How sweet of her and all your other nice friends. :) Megan

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Love the color of the dresser. The wall decor you've shared is beautiful. Janel is seriously one of the nicest people ever! How sweet of her and all your other nice friends. :) Megan

SandyQuilts said...

The link to your project doesn't work ... lead me to a
You 404’d it. Gnarly, dude.

I have a chest that would be perfect so want to see your DIY. thanks

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Loving all your new art and all the kindness that is coming back to you right now (because you're always handing it out!) Dana is CRAZY talented - that little fawn is beautiful!!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Love all your new art! Your home has come a long way in the last year. And that is a stinkin cute dresser!

Between Blue and Yellow said...

That's a great dresser. And all those gifts are because you are such an awesome bloggy friend. The BEST out there :) You scored some cool stuff.

Starr said...

Great art. The fawn is my favorite!

(P.S. I've won stuff and never received it. I never ever asked anyone about it, though)

Dana Frieling said...

You made me blush, Cassie! So fun seeing your fawn in its' new home. ;)

pam {simple details} said...

Clever idea to nix a broken drawer, the faded, distressed red is perfect with that hardware. Just curious, do you have a vision the second you see a piece or do you contemplate for awhile?

How lucky are you to have one of Dana's originals ~ she is truly as sweet as they come!!

The Bold Abode said...

what awesome prints and art! Sweet friends are priceless. And the dresser is stunning!

Holly said...

The open shelf at the bottom makes the piece look like it could go anywhere in the house - TV stand - sofa table - book shelf. Cool red color too.

Twice Nice said...

What a neat and artsy post! Love all of those new pieces you all have hanging in your home. Can't wait to read about your dresser redo as I have one that came to me with not a single drawer intact! I'll need your tips!

Allison said...

The dresser looks great! Love all of the fun art you've received. You are well loved Cassie! You take the time for all of your friends and put effort into each and every friendship. You are a special woman.

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

that sparkly crayon art is great for a girl's gift!! and love what you did with the dresser. :)

Good Time Charlie said...

I am so in love with that dresser. I love even more the random acts of kindness with kids. That is such a great idea.

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

Love hearing how good people are at heart -- there's hope for this crazy world we live in! Thanks for sharing, Cassie!
xo Heidi

Candy said...

Love the chest. The color is perfect. GREAT MAKEOVER.

Kelly said...

I love your new art pieces. The little deer is so sweet!

Bella said...

Very cool dresser! I'm especially diggin' that red.

The Star Wars art is beyond cool...Janel is beyond generous and considerate :)

Emmy's sparkly crayon art is so very cute. Love the colors Viri chose to use.

And now I'm off to check out Dana's blog, that little dear is precious and perfect fit for you.

Ali Richardson said...

Awesome!!!!! I love those star wars prints and that deer is oh so sweet. That red dresser came out great too. Love the red color and I think that open shelf on the bottom is super handy :)

Ali Richardson said...

Oh yeah - and Viri's crayon art is SO fun!

Janel from NellieBellie said...

That art looks sooo cool in the room! I giggled again when I saw it...so great! I am so pleased that I was able to get it for you!! And I spy a table in your living room that looks an awful lot like one I had. But in better shape! So sweet!! What about red duct tape? Just a rectangle shape around the art? I know...I'm ridiculous. Love the stuff!

Lisa @ Turning Tables said...

Star Wars, a adorable deer, and melted crayons....all awesome! You have such generous and talented peeps in your life!! :) lucky! xo