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Monday, January 21, 2013

you are my sunshine

 I love this business!
I love getting a piece of furniture and turning it into something beautiful.
I love that I can let my imagination go wild because the stuff I make doesn't have to match my house.
I have named this cute little chest of drawers "you are my sunshine".

This is how they looked when I first got them.
Very dated and boring.
They were a Gumtree find.
(for my OS readers Gumtree is similar to Craigslist)

I painted the outside a lovely yellow called buttercup fields

 I covered the drawers in a vintage wallpaper.
I used some pretty crystal knobs for the drawers.

I painted the drawers inside white, I like the drawers to be fresh.
I would like to line them with some yellow or even a green paper would do, but finding some in this country town is proving elusive at the moment!

 I like to add a little something to the top for the photo shoot.
In this case, three little clocks, an ampersand and some paper flowers.

So what do you think?
She is my sunshine,  and it makes me happy to look at her!
I will be sad to part with her when the time comes, but I am sure her new owner will love her too!
Edited top add: I listed "sunshine" back on Gumtree and she sold within 24hrs.

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  1. so bright and cheery! it would be hard to let that one go! what do you use to glue the wall paper on Deanne? Kate x

  2. That's one cheery little chest of drawers Deanne. Too cute!
    Cas x

  3. Sunshine indeed. She is very cute.

  4. That is just gorgeous Deanne. I'm wanting to do similar but cover the drawers with fabric. Have you done it with fabric? I've seen a few tutorials but will give it a go. Great job.

    Anne xx

  5. Yep - that's bright and cheery. Looks great.

  6. so cute and fresh deanne!love it!

  7. Love it Deanne! I'm in awe at your ability to turn things around and totally change their appearance. Love the vintage wallpaper. xx

  8. Looks beautiful Deanne! I love the wallpaper - I've never done wallpaper but I'd love to give it a go.

  9. lovely transformation! the wallpaper on the drawers is a great idea.

  10. I love this and ... The YOU are my SUNSHINE POSTING is what drew me in girl ... I sang that to my youngest (NOW 14) and so the second I saw this ... I started singing it in my head LOL ... The dresser is fabulous.. YOU sure did an amazing job on this and the colors are (SUNSHINE) love it .. Thanks for sharing this .. SHOWS we can really turn something old into something current and new ... LOVE it ... and your blog.. HAVE a blessed week ... HUGS

  11. I love this transformation! The color is just so happy and such a dramatic change from the before. I found your link on BNOTP and am now following your blog.


    P.S. We're homeschoolers, too!

  12. I love that vintage wallpaper! So fun. The crystal knobs on it are perfect, I think anything else would have distracted from the wallpaper.

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  14. She is super pretty and happy! I adore the yellow! Thanks for sharing - have a blessed week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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