Saturday, July 19, 2014

Meet Amelia, the dresser

Meet Amelia.

Looking kind of drab until she received the makeover that uncovered her true passion. (Ugh - just caught the blur that must have been on my lens.)

Decided to name this piece after Lady Lindy, Amelia Earhart.  I can only imagine she would be proud to display this piece in her home.  ;)

I added a bit of trim to the top and bottom to give it a bit more definition.

I usually hand paint the silhouette over the base coat, but because the red is highly pigmented, the white plane was painted in the negative space.  Took lots of coats but it was worth it.

Gotta love friends who pick up furniture from the side of the road knowing you will welcome it into your garage.  :)  Thanks Tina!

I hope this dresser makes it's way into a child's room and reminds them to soar.

Have a fabulous day,


  1. Love it! The red is gorgeous, and the plane silhouette is so fun. Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded! Pinning to my Fridays Unfolded board!


  2. The dresser is beautiful. You did a great job! Pinning.

  3. Wonderful makeover! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home.

  4. What a great makeover!! I love the added trim to the side and I love the name. I hope it makes it into a child's bedroom too. It is awesome. Thanks for linking up at The Handmade Hangout at Redouxinteriors. Sharing at tonight's party!

  5. That dresser is really gorgeous. Did you free hand the plane? It looks wonderful.