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Whimsical Cottage Style Dresser

Whimsical Cottage Style Dresser

I have a passion for furniture built before the days of mass production, pieces created by the true craftsmen of years gone by.  I especially fall for dressers with fabulous curves, great legs and amazing details.

I found a two such dressers recently and ended up paying well over what I should have.  I couldn’t help myself; they had my name written all over them!

I gave them a good cleaning and went to town.  This one got a fresh coat of CeCe Caldwell’s Destin Gulf Green Paint.

Have I mentioned how much I love this color?  Just look at all that yumminess!

If you’re following my blog, you know I have a hard time stopping with just one color.   I had to funk it up a notch by adding a little of CeCe Caldwell’s Spring Hill Green and Vintage White ~ what can I say?  Plain is ho-hum.  Funky is cool!

I was going for a whimsical cottage style with this treatment.

Any teenager would go crazy over this in their room!  Just check out the details…

Just how perfect would this fit in a cottage or lake shore setting?

I also love the look of these pieces in an entryway.  The look great and provide lots of storage for all that clutter.  Did I even mention the dental molding?

or the hardware… To Die For!!

She’s all sealed up with CeCe Caldwell’s amazing clear wax and looking for a her new home.  Contact me if interested ‘cuz she’ll be heading to Not So Shabby soon.  sold

Have a great weekend!!

update: If you’d like to do something like this, right now is a great time because I just received a large shipment of CeCe Caldwell’s new paint colors including:  California Gold, Johnston Daffodil (a buttery yellow), Traverse City Cherry (the best red ever), Cinco Bayou Moss (rich olive green), Portland Rose (pretty pastel pink), Kentucky Mint (gorgeous mint green), Pinkerington Violet (pastel purple), Texas Prairie (warm pastel green) and Mississippi Mud (beautiful caramel color).  Check them out here or order them online here or pick it up in West Michigan at our Shizzle Design booth at Not So Shabby here.  You’ll find our display along side our painted furniture and re-purposed vintage treasures.  

A hui hou! ~ Shelly

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  • Diane Dowell
    Posted at 11:57h, 19 May Reply

    I am a new fan of Shizzle Design! I absolutely love this color! I have been wanting to paint vintage furniture for 20 years, but there was just too much prep for me. Chalk paint is the answer to my prayers!

  • Alisha @
    Posted at 15:30h, 19 May Reply

    Beautiful! LOVE the mix of two colors!!!

  • Betsy@ coastal-colors
    Posted at 16:39h, 19 May Reply

    Gorgeous! I want this one! Your layering of colors is amazing! Sorry I haven’t been commenting lately; my dad has been sick and in the hospital.

    • shellyandrade
      Posted at 02:19h, 20 May Reply

      Praying for you & your family Betsy!! I know how much he means to you.

  • Liz - Imageremix
    Posted at 03:30h, 20 May Reply

    This is utter fabulousness. My daughter is 19 and she would love to have this in her room. Oh, who am I kidding, I’d love it too, in any room. You have a great eye, a talented hand and you do beautiful work! I found you at Funky Junk Interiors.
    Stop and see me at Quirky Vistas sometime!


  • Kim @ Too Much Time
    Posted at 04:44h, 20 May Reply

    This piece is seriously fab! It is the most funked up thing I have seen in a LONG time and I love it:)

  • Plant Lady
    Posted at 11:49h, 20 May Reply

    Shelly, I love what you did with this piece, and I am sure it won’t be around long!
    My order arrived yesterday..thank you again for the fast service

  • Beth@Makemeprettyagain
    Posted at 20:23h, 20 May Reply

    As usual, another beautiful combo of colors! I love color! I’m always eager to see your new pieces cuz I know they won’t be a shrinking violet! I’m about to do a similar dresser in some cobalt milk paint (I love the one at Stiltskin studios).
    Keep up the great work!!

  • Good Time Charlie
    Posted at 01:10h, 21 May Reply

    So, so cute!!! I love the top and you used two of my favorite colors. Love it.

  • jeanetteann
    Posted at 08:54h, 22 May Reply

    That is certainly super funky.:)

  • A Cottage Muse
    Posted at 19:18h, 22 May Reply

    So happy I popped in to see this pretty piece full of personality!

  • Art and Sand
    Posted at 04:26h, 23 May Reply

    That dresser is an amazing color. I have some things I want to paint this summer and I definitely need to reference this post when it comes time to actually paint.

  • suzyq
    Posted at 02:48h, 24 May Reply

    This is just beautiful – I’m a new follower
    Would love for you to follow back!!!

  • Cassie @ Primitive & Proper
    Posted at 02:55h, 24 May Reply

    SO fun! love the vibrancy!

  • Sheer Serendipity
    Posted at 12:54h, 24 May Reply

    I love the colors you chose, the dresser turned out gorgeous!

  • Drama Mama Lori
    Posted at 02:18h, 25 May Reply

    Love the color!! ~Lori

  • Alison F
    Posted at 15:09h, 25 May Reply

    Your work is always inspiring! I love the dresser and the new colors!

  • Dacia Alba
    Posted at 16:33h, 25 May Reply

    This is so beautiful!

  • Belinda
    Posted at 02:33h, 27 May Reply

    Hi Shelly,

    I am new to blog land and I love your furniture! I am trying to figure out what you did on this piece…did you paint the whole thing with the blue and then went over the top with the green?
    Where did you paint the white? I would appreciate any advice you can give me…..Thanks!

  • lauren @ West Furniture Revival
    Posted at 03:44h, 18 June Reply

    BEAUTIFUL! i love the colors

  • Jaime
    Posted at 15:14h, 09 July Reply

    Oh to find exactly what I want, and not be able to have it – torture! I would pull out my credit card now. I may have to try and do this myself. I have been going to garage sales trying to find a piece like this. Any detailed tips would be greatly appreciated: how to mix the colors, if the paint is wet when distressed, if the entire piece needs to be sanded first, anything! Love your work.

  • Stacy D
    Posted at 17:36h, 29 July Reply

    I too am DYING to know how you did this! I tried recently and I feel like I kind of messed up the entire piece and need to either wash everything off or just paint over it. I’m so bummed. Any help on how you did the Spring Hill Green over the Destin Gulf Green is GREATLY appreciated. Thank you!!

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