When I returned to the office at my day job after my recent trip, I found this waiting for me on my desk. My picker/co-worker Sue had picked it up for me at an estate sale while I was gone.
Nothing special to look at ‘as is’ really, it was definitely in need of a makeover.
I didn’t get a photo of the insides of the drawers, but they were lined with green felt. So, I removed the green felt and then immediately painted the outside in Dixie Belle’s Drop Cloth.
Then I picked out some pretty scrapbook paper to use for lining the drawers.
Once I’d chosen the paper, I also chose another Dixie Belle paint color to paint the insides of the drawers, Vintage Duck Egg. I thought it worked beautifully with that blue ribbon on the paper.
Once everything was painted, I sanded to distress the edges and then I pulled out some transfer scraps to add some personality to the outside too.
I used a combination of bits from the IOD Label Ephemera transfer and from the Tim Holtz Specimen rub-on’s (the butterflies and the numbers on the knobs).
Once I had the transfers on, I added a top coat of clear wax.
I used my tiny camera and an old family photo displayed in a vintage flower frog to stage my photos.
In case the scale of this piece isn’t coming across at all, this little dresser is only 7″ tall and 6″ wide.
Using this little piece as a jewelry box is the most obvious choice.
But I think it would also work well to store smaller craft supplies, like your washi tape.
Or maybe your metallic waxes …
It might also work well on your desk holding all of those pesky office supplies like post it note pads and paper clips.
It would make a unique container no matter what you choose to store inside of it.
This tiny dresser is for sale, in case any of you locals are interested (check out my available for local sale page for details).
As always, thanks to Dixie Belle Paint Co for supplying the paint used on today’s project.