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Whimsical Little Girl’s Dresser with Hand Painted Flowers

Whimsical Little Girl’s Dresser with Hand Painted Flowers

I’ve been inspired with color ever since we took our daughter to the Children’s Museum in Portland, Oregon years ago.  The museum was filled with vibrant colors and I couldn’t help but embrace the joy in my daughter’s eyes as she explored everything in sight.

Since I had rented homes with blah white walls in Hawaii, I couldn’t wait to finally break out some color when we purchase our first home.  To me, the entire property was a clean slate.  Our 100 year old home had lots of character already but my personality calls for color ~ lots of it!

I had a blast transforming her room with color (I’ll post about that later) and even though I lean toward more of the French look with my furniture finishes, I can’t help to wander back to that inner whimsy of doing uniquely painted children’s furniture.

When I picked up this dresser, I knew it would be a great size for a little girl’s room and would also be a great fit with all the storage for someone’s nursery.  With those thought in mind, I chose my colors and went to town..   Here’s what I came up with!

I started monkeying around with one of my favorite CeCe Caldwell’s combos ~ Destin Gulf and Spring Hill Greens.  With whimsy in mind, I started drafting out ideas on how to make this really unique.

I met with three experts to get their advice on the color for the focal flower.

The vote was unanimous – New Orlean’s Purple!
I sealed everything with a coat of clear wax.
I gave the top of the dresser and the knobs a super durable topcoat of CeCe Caldwell’s Satin Finish
She’s sitting pretty in the Shizzle Design booth at Not So Shabby waiting a little girls to come along and love.

For more more info and directions, click here.

Thanx for stopping by, hope you enjoyed a little detour from my usual style:)  For this project I used a combination of Destin Gulf Green, Spring Hill Green, New Orlean’s Purple, Traverse City Cherry mixed with Kissimmee Orange and Carolina Sun Yellow ~ I think that’s it:)  Explore all the colors of CeCe Caldwell’s Paints and get inspired by other projects here.  I carry a large supply of CeCe Caldwell Paints on our online Shizzle Shop here and in our Shizzle Design booth at Not So Shabby in downtown Zeeland here.  You can also keep up on all our newly painted designs.  Subscribe to our Blog, Like our Facebook Page or Pin away our pieces on Pinterest.  Have a great weekend, Shelly

My Whimsical Flower Dresser has been featured at:
I was featured on My 1929 Charmer Blog!
Linking up to:
aka Design – Do it Yourself
Restore Interiors – Restored it Wednesday
Primitive & Proper – POWW 95
Domestically Speaking – The Power of Paint Party

The Shabby Creek Cottage – Transformation Thursday
Miss Mustardseed – Furniture Feature Friday

Decorating Insanity – Furniture Friday Party
Redoux – Friday Link Up Party
2805 – Potpourri Friday
Embracing Change – Creative Inspirations
Tatertots & Jello – Weekend Party Wrap Up
Homespun Happenings – Rustic Restorations Weekend
Funky Junk Interiors – Saturday Night Special
Too Much Time on My Hands – Get Schooled Saturday 
Serenity You – Serenity Saturday
1929 Charmer – Sunday’s Best Party

Boogie Board Cottage – Masterpiece Monday
Between Naps on the Porch – Metamorphasis Monday
Coastal Charm – Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
PJH Designs – Totally Transformed Tuesday
Knick of Time Interiors – Knick of Time Tuesday
  • Floppin Flower
    Posted at 02:06h, 27 July Reply

    Looks great lady!

  • Good Time Charlie
    Posted at 04:31h, 27 July Reply

    This is so adorable!!! It looks like a little of your Hawaiian girl came out to play here too! Lucky girl who gets it!

  • suzyq
    Posted at 05:15h, 27 July Reply

    What a fun transformation – great job!

  • Stacey
    Posted at 12:07h, 27 July Reply

    Sweet looking dresser – so fun! I would love if you stopped by my party happening now to link it up!
    Stacey of Embracing Change
    p.s. – the party is weekly on Thursdays so put it on your list!

  • Betsy@ coastal-colors
    Posted at 13:48h, 27 July Reply

    So pretty! What a great idea! I could see this piece in a girl’s room, lake or beach house! Love it! Great job!

  • Honey at 2805
    Posted at 02:28h, 28 July Reply

    Adore the whimsy and colors here, Shelly! Thanks for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

  • Natasha SerenityYou
    Posted at 14:48h, 28 July Reply

    this is fantastic!!! Would love it if you could share this on my link party Serenity Saturday @

  • Plant Lady
    Posted at 12:51h, 29 July Reply

    Shelly, the dresser is the cutest piece! All the colors and design…it won’t be around long.
    Your color team did an excellent job.

  • Crystelle
    Posted at 17:54h, 29 July Reply

    This is soooooo adorable! Found you via Serenity You and I fell immediately in love…!!I bet it sells quickly!

  • Jenn
    Posted at 04:09h, 30 July Reply

    That is so cute!

  • Peggy Hale
    Posted at 03:37h, 31 July Reply

    Shelly I love this dresser. I love the vivid colors, the artwork, & those knobs! Won’t you please come and share at Totally Transformed Tuesday? I know my readers would love to see it. 🙂 Peggy

  • cathy@my1929charmer
    Posted at 23:47h, 31 July Reply

    From the linky picture I knew I would love it, this dresser is a little girls dream, how fun and how beautifully colorful! I really love the color and whimsy feel of it. Sure wish I didn’t share a room, don’t think hubs could appreciate he beauty! So glad you shared your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – your creativity helped make the party a success!

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