Monday, April 25, 2011

A pink Union Jack dresser...for Royal Wedding week!

I found this adorable old dresser at a yard sale....while we were out on our sunny-day bike ride on Saturday.....

Nice curves and casters....what more could you ask? :)

I've been itching to do a little project, and considering it's the Royal Wedding this week...

I figured I'd jump on the Union Jack bandwagon!

Just in a slightly untraditional "girly" way :)

It's hard to tell in the pictures since the lighting was really bad, but it's actually a very light coral pink, with grey and white stripes.

I wanted it to look a little rough and worn, so I hand-painted the white stripes after having taped off the grey ones (they just looked a little too perfect for my liking).

So here she sits in our front entrance...mostly because I simply have nowhere else to put her right now.

Once we finish our basement reno, I think I'll use her for my "craft/sewing" area.

But for now, she's housing shoes and bags and Hunter wellies :)

Love those little brass keyholes!

I added some new dark pewter style knobs, mostly because that's all I had on hand....but I actually kind of like them. Not perfect, but they'll do for now until something better comes along :)

And those are my fave little vintage silver flats under there. I found them basically brand new, for $3, and have worn them almost every day since. They just happen to go with everything!

Anyways....there she is.....a little piece of my British heritage! (I figure I qualify as being British...both my parents are British, and although I was born here, I could have just as easily have been born weird.)

ps....two posts in one day???? what??? ;)


  1. that is just stunning, I love it!

    xx Karen

  2. That looks great! I love the keyholes too.

  3. Love it!! Any royal wedding plans??

  4. That is so pretty and I love the colors you used. The coral is fun! You did a beautiful job.

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  6. Fantastic! Love it! Great twist on the Union Jack colours!

  7. Now that is wicked cute ;) Love it!

  8. love this love the color beautiful

  9. gorgeous!!! i LOVE the pink- it gives it an overall faded look. great job!

  10. Love it!!!

    Your 3 steps ahead of the rest of us!!

  11. So fun and different....I love it!

  12. I really like the color combo. It looks great!

  13. I'm CRAZY about the pink Union Jack! SO fantastic!
    Kate @

  14. Wow! This turned out so beautiful! Great job!!
    I would love it if you joined my linky party @ {nifty thrifty sunday}!

  15. Love this toned down color scheme, I love the rich deep colors others have done also. Fabulous job!
    Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

  16. I love your spin on the Union Jack!! So subtle! It looks great!

  17. This might be my favorite Union Jack ever!!! Love love love it :)

  18. Found your link via Beyond Picket Fences......this is so adorable!! LOVE IT!!

    Have a great weekend!

  19. I adore this project and would love to have one of these in my entryway. I bet you will get alot of compliments on this piece in your home! Love it.

  20. oh my goodness .......all the graphics of that great flag look....with your colour sensitivity! jack dresser yet!
    Gotta get to bed now and set the alarm!

  21. I just love what you have done, the colors, the finish, it's perfection!
    Nancy xo

  22. Smashing and quite timely! Thanks for sharing at Beyond the Picket Fence.

  23. I love this so much! I may have to gear up to do a union jack design on something soon--thanks for the inspiration! I absolutely love this, and would also love it if you would share this at my linky party.


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