“Cottage Style” Tall Chest

One of the items that I worked on this week did not make it to Beaches….because it was a “custom” order.

You heard me……

Custom order.

I may be the only one impressed but that’s ok.

A young lady contacted me after seeing my shabby white dresser on Craigslist and asked if I had any tall chests.

I professionally responded that yes, yes I did and sent her a picture from my vintage, furniture, storage portfolio.
(Garage crap)

I’m sure the quality of the photo verified she was now working with a professional.

She then asked me if I could replicate a look from Bramble and Company.
(Which I had never heard of before but BEAUTIFUL stuff BTW)

I knew it was possible because this style reminded me of the PB/Cottage style sofa makeover I had already done….remember that one?

The bones and dark wood of my tall chest would work perfectly.


So, I told her I could have it completed in a few days.

Which is what helped start this painting frenzy.

And if seeing this gorgeously grainy photo doesn’t convince you that it can be done…..

Does this?

Or this?

Or this?

I literally just had to use CeCe’s paint and a sanding block. I used bronze spray paint on the original hardware and I used my Minwax paste on the top of the dresser to make sure it wouldn’t absorb any stains.

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Transformation complete.

These “Bu-gly” (butt ugly) pieces are my favorite to work with.

They are built well and the details and chunkiness show up lovely when painted.

This sweet young lady, who could somehow envision the possible future beauty of this piece from a crappy iphone photo, was so pleased.

Thank goodness.

So what do you think?

Do you love painting pieces like this or are you now ready to paint pieces like this?

I can’t wait to hear your thoughts!



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