Friday, November 9, 2012

For Elf Use Only

I honestly think that if I ever remember to take a "before" picture of a project it will be some sort of miracle.  So imagine just a plain, bare, elf size chest of drawers.. ok that image is the before pic.
Frogtape on drawer fronts before painting.

 I got this little guy from my friends at the Southport Antique Mall, which is located on the cool side of Indianapolis.  After leg wrestling Jane over the price for all of thirty seconds, victory was mine!

The idea for this design came to me a few days later.  I figured this small dresser could be a cute seasonal decoration and the "Elf Dresser" was born.  

 I would highly recommend Frogtape Painter's Tape when doing any sort of masking when painting.  It really does keep paint out and keeps lines sharp.

In keeping with the holiday spirit, I lined the drawers with sheet music and decoupaged them in place.  

I then used a silver metallic glaze inside the drawers.  The paint is CeCe Caldwell's Simply White and Traverse City Cherry.  CeCe's Clear and Light Aging Waxes were used.

I found these cute knobs at Hobby Lobby.

Thanks for reading! ~ Mrs. B

Linking up to these great parties:

Miss Mustard Seed - Furniture Feature Friday
Redoux Interiors - Happy, happy, joy, joy link party
Funky Junk Interiors - Saturday Night Special Trash to Treasure Projects
Common Ground - Vintage Inspiration
It's So Cheri - It's Linky Party Time


  1. Even better than a candy cane! Great transformation.

  2. This is the most adorable piece of furniture. Just love it! Thank you so much for sharing at my party. Featuring later today. -K