My decoupaged dresser

Hi everyone.

You will have seen from my instagram that I am in the middle of doing up my master bedroom. 

It's a bit of a slow process as I'm trying to get it done in the evenings after work. 
I want to share with you some pictures of a chest of drawers I have just finished upcycling. 



Now I know this won't be to everyone's taste as its quite floral but the themes of my bedroom is for it to be like a french hotel bedroom. 
So I'm looking for pieces of furniture with queen ann legs or something shapely and different. 


So here is a before pic. This had beaufiful wood however it was very worn and also  had some old woodworm holes that needed to be treated. 
I got this piece off a local buy and sell facebook site. 


I used vintage paint by autentico in the shade antique white. 
This is a gorgeous cream shade and sits well with the bed I upcycled recently. 


I got napkins off the lovely Liz from decoupage.ie, I used two paper napkins on this piece. 
Liz runs workshops and how to decoupage if you are in the Dublin area you should definitely check her out. 


I had an idea in my head and had some inspo from Pinterest so used all the pink roses from the napkins. 

At first I didn't know how much decoupage I was going to do so I just started on the legs and then added to the middle and top.
Sometimes it's easy to go overboard and do too much so I start off with small sections and build up. 


My fave part of this piece is the legs. 
What I like about old furniture is that they are smaller and not as bulky as modern furniture. I find new furniture to be really big and you'd almost need a mansion to fit some of the pieces in your homes. 

My room upstairs is a dormer room so we have sloped ceilings so these pieces are the perfect height and not too bulky. 


Here is a progress pic of my room so far. 
It lacks natural sunlight so I went for cotton white laura Ashley paint on the walls and the stripe wallpaper on back wall to reflect the light. 
I got a really good bargain in laura Ashley as I wouldn't normally be able to afford to shop there. 


I'm hoping to get a big fancy sparkly light fitting for the room but I will wait until the end and see how much money I have saved and splurge on a fancy chandelier. 

Don't forget to follow me over on Instagram for more daily pics @daintydressdiaries. 

Chat soon,
Catherine. 
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