Sunday, January 20, 2013

My Friend's Knock Off

My bestie Maria moved from New York to Georgia a few months ago.  She and her husband bought their dream house and have been busy redecorating it.  Not only are they painting and decorating every room in the house, they also tackled a couple of furniture re-do's for the first time.  They came out so cool that I told her I had to blog about them.

For her very first re-do, Maria found this small cabinet at a store and loved it, but it was over $200!  This was not in her budget and had to pass it up.
She has always been a creative person, so when she found this dresser at an antique mall for $30, she knew she could transform it into the inspiration piece.  (I also like to think that she may have been inspired by me and my furniture re-do's)
First her husband filled in the original hardware holes on the top drawers and then spray painted all the drawers an almond color.  He spray painted the rest of the dresser black. Maria made a glaze of dark brown paint and glazed the drawers to darken them and give that worn look.
She bought a couple of stencils to create the words she wanted on the drawers.
She didn't want to do one letter at a time, so she made the entire word by cutting apart the stencil and taping it together.  When she needed more than one of the same letter, she actually cut her own.  This way she could do the whole word at once and not worry about lining up the letters or having to wait for one letter to dry to move onto the next one.
Doesn't it look fantastic?!  She is using it under her TV to hold all the components and the drawers will hold DVDs and things.
She is so proud of herself (so am I) that she was able to customize a piece of furniture and pay way less for it.  She is really looking forward to creating more pieces.

Linking to:
Too Much time On My Hands
Six Sister's Stuff  
Life on Lakeshore Drive
I Should Be Mopping The Floor  
Homemaker on a Dime
Coastal Charm
Kammy's Korner
Kathe With An E
Skip To My Lou
Cozy Little House
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Today's Creative Blog
Elizabeth & Co.
Sugar Bee Crafts
The DIY Dreamer
Savvy Southern Style
Southern Lovely
Vintage Gwen
Fluster Buster
Nutmeg Place
Embracing Change
House of Hepworths
The Shabby Creek Cottage
Beyond the Picket Fence
Miss Mustard Seed
The Shabby Nest  
I Gotta Create
Lovely Crafty Home
Sassy Little Lady
Funky Junk Interiors
Six Sister's Stuff


  1. Clever redo. Great knock-off.

  2. Wow - very cool re-do... very sleek! :)

  3. We found you on the Six Sisters. You have some great ideas! We are having our 1st link party tomorrow (Thursday 1/24/13) We would love to have you come and link up. We have a fun blog joining us. We hope you will join us too @ the
    Have a great day!
    Joye & Myrna

  4. It's great. Great redo.

  5. Very clever, like the stencil hint too!

  6. Wow! She did a great job! Amazing how stencils can transform something so much!

    Jenna @

  7. I love it! Such a great transformation with the stencils. Thanks for visiting and commenting on!

  8. Wow, this is fabulous!! She did an amazing job. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent! Happy Friday and have a wonderful weekend. :)


  9. Couldn't locate your email address. Just wanted you to know that today you've been featured at my weekly Welcome Wagon Friday post. Welcome to Blog Land!

  10. Hello!
    I found you from the Mop it up Mondays link up. I would love to have you come share your post with my readers over at Sassy Little Lady’s Show and Tell Saturday. Hope to see you there!


  11. Thank you for linking up with me for Show and Tell Saturday at Sassy Little Lady! Be sure to stop by next week!

  12. I love this look! Your friend did a great job copycatting that one! Looks fab!

  13. Looks great!
    Thanks for sharing - have a blessed week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  14. Pinned this fab dresser!!! I joined the copy cat knock off party too:) Follow me at

  15. Yes indeed your friend is a great copy cat! WOW, great looking piece. Thank for sharing.

  16. That is very cool! Stopping by from Debbie Doos. Great job!


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