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Debbiedoo's: Anticipation


Diy, thrifty home decor decorating ideas on a budget. Painting furniture, stenciling projects. Turning trash to treasure.

Thursday, April 21, 2011


It's keeping you waitttttinnnggggg....
Yes, It is and I am sorry...
But so far coming up with nothing over the bed. To be honest, we have not started the hunt. Too much going on these days to be out shopping.
I never did show you the other dresser and thought this will be the very last thing I show you until the full reveal.
I promise:)
I had this pretty bee picture for about 10 years now, purchased through Ballards catalog..I think it will go along nicely with my romantic theme.

This candle sconce I purchased a couple of years ago at Marshalls. I have two of them and they used to hang on my wall in our guest bedroom...I think they found a new home for now..

I heavily distressed this piece....This is the Chalk paint I have been using and love...After the paint dried I used the clear wax, distressed and then buffed the piece. That is where the real work comes in..but it is so fun and immediate gratification.

My husband was a little apprehensive that we could transform modern furniture to looks shabby french....
This is the second coat with just the chalk paint.

Pretty shabby French if you ask me!

I will take nicer pictures for the full reveal.

Just a collage to show you how it is all coming together in the romance department....There is something to be said for a bedroom makeover...that's all I am saying!!~
Have a wonderful evening!
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Blogger Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

I saw your post on my google reader ;o) So had to stop and take a peek! It is looking great! Lots of hard work going on over there :o)

Blessings & Aloha!

April 20, 2011 at 8:10 PM  
Blogger Pam Kessler said...

I can't wait to see your full reveal. I'm trying to piece it together in my mind and I think it's going to be fantastic! Glad the makeover is "working for you".

April 20, 2011 at 8:20 PM  
Blogger Teresa@1800 Farmhouse Rd said...

I love your new dresser Debbie. I have never tried the chalk paint but have seen several mention it. May have to give it a try.

Sophie and I are looking forward to the pet party!

April 20, 2011 at 8:22 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Quite shabby indeed. Looks great.

April 20, 2011 at 8:29 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Wow. Love it!

April 20, 2011 at 8:39 PM  
Blogger Renegades said...

Love your redo on the dresser.

April 20, 2011 at 9:03 PM  
Blogger Blondie's Journal said...

I love it, Debbie!!


April 20, 2011 at 9:23 PM  
Blogger Donnie said...

oh là là (The correct way to say ooh la la)

April 20, 2011 at 9:25 PM  
Blogger Victoria said...

Mr. Doo's was doubting Mrs. Doo's furniture transformation abilities? I bet he won't do that again! From the little peeks you're giving us it looks gorgeous!!

April 20, 2011 at 9:29 PM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

You are becoming the transformation queen, great job!! The cats are not cooperating for a picture...I will have to slap them into shape! LOL The pet party is fast approaching!


April 20, 2011 at 9:35 PM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

Are you honeymooning again??? I can't wait to see the whole thing...but have to say I am really liking the chalk paint look! Hugs- Diana

April 20, 2011 at 9:58 PM  
Blogger Glenda/MidSouth said...

You have been busy !! I have not tried the chalk paint, but I don't have a real home decor project going on right now.

April 20, 2011 at 10:03 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

That is quite a transformation! Using the chalk paint was a great idea. I have never tried distressing but you are making me feel brave enough to try. :)

April 20, 2011 at 10:10 PM  
Blogger Marianne said...

It's pretty amazing what paint can do to a piece of furniture. It really looks great. Is this the Cream color? It doesn't look as yellow as the piece I was painting. Maybe it was the basement lighting. Can't wait to see when it's all done!
Marianne :)

April 20, 2011 at 10:15 PM  
Blogger laxsupermom said...

Love the dresser! It's amazing how you can take a piece of furniture with decidedly modern lines and completely transform it. Terrific makeover! Thanks for sharing.

April 20, 2011 at 10:15 PM  
Blogger ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Love it Debbie!! It's shabby indeed, beautiful transformation but then again I knew it would look great :) Martina

April 20, 2011 at 10:31 PM  
Blogger xinex said...

Can't wait for the great reveal, Debbie!...Christine

April 20, 2011 at 11:08 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Super duper impressed, I just love the transformation...I see those candles and all the anxiety of the day just melts nice, can't wait to see it...

April 20, 2011 at 11:24 PM  
Blogger Farah said...

Hi Debb ... love the colour you painted... the whole scene is changed and it looks very nice... waiting for the full reveal...

April 21, 2011 at 12:43 AM  
Blogger Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I love the lighter color on the dresser...a wonderful transformation!

April 21, 2011 at 12:47 AM  
Blogger Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

Beautiful transformation!

April 21, 2011 at 1:34 AM  
Blogger Gail said...

Oh Debbie, it looks great! Can't wait for the reveal.

Enjoy your day,

April 21, 2011 at 5:31 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

Your sanding is perfect. I haven't learned to do that well yet. Was nervous sanding my first time, probably didn't take enough off.

April 21, 2011 at 6:20 AM  
Blogger ~✽Mumsy✽~ said...

If you make your bedroom too romantic, you and your husband may not leave the room :-)

The dresser looks great, Debbie.

April 21, 2011 at 6:21 AM  
Blogger Becca Bertotti said...

Can't wait for the reveal ... keep up a romantic feel, and we won't be hearing from you much! LOL *Becca*

April 21, 2011 at 7:00 AM  
Blogger Lizabeth said...

You have vision!! I wouldn't have ever tried it! The dresser turned out great! The votive candle holder is very romantic...You are achieving your goals! Now let's see it all!!

April 21, 2011 at 8:19 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

He'll come a runnin' now! Sexy! 8>)

April 21, 2011 at 8:32 AM  
Blogger Theresa said...

It is looking Beautiful! I started my master bedroom makeover back in February (I think) and it is pretty much done except to paint and add wall decor. Hopefully I can work on that in a week or two. My wall behind my bed is kind of like yours. It is really big and we have vaulted ceilings. I bought the monogramed flags from bed bath and beyond. A big flag with the letter B for our last name and the initial of mine and my husbands first names of the smaller garden flags. In my mind I think it will be cute, hopefully when I get them put up on the wall I will feel the same! :)

April 21, 2011 at 8:34 AM  
Blogger Lanell said...

I love it. I have got to try chalk paint. As soon as I'm done with painting the kitchen, I want to paint my kitchen table. I'm looking into chalk paint. You're inspiring me.

April 21, 2011 at 8:54 AM  
Blogger Here On Crow Creek said...

You are so right Debbie and your bedroom is looking VERY romantic. I am in love with that bee pic Debbie!! The furniture pieces you have done look amazing. You really have been working hard here lately and you inspire me! I love the direction the bedroom is going in and I think it looks BEAUTIFUL!

April 21, 2011 at 9:27 AM  
Blogger Tablescapes By Diane said...

Hi lovely lady. I love your new dresser you are so good sweet lady.
Im hoping you and your family have a Great Easter.

April 21, 2011 at 9:29 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Looks good Debbie...


April 21, 2011 at 9:35 AM  
Blogger linda said...

tease tease tease come on now iam dyeing over here:)

April 21, 2011 at 9:39 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

The dresser looks great and I like the knobs too...are they glass knobs?

April 21, 2011 at 9:40 AM  
Blogger Life in Rehab said...

Fabulous transformation! Do you mean your husband hasn't learned by now never to doubt your mad skillz?

April 21, 2011 at 9:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh I LOVE your blog,,, the photos and your commentary is just tooo funny,, beautiful photos,, I back read your blog so much today I'm going cross eyed.I just started my blog three days ago and i'm so new at this.I live in northern ontario canada and this is going to wonderful following your work.

April 21, 2011 at 10:06 AM  
Blogger FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hi Debbie, Anticipation indeed! You really have me hanging on waiting for the full reveal! Looks fabulous so far, can't wait to see the completed room. Happy Easter to you and your family!

April 21, 2011 at 10:36 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Debbie forgot to tell you Happy Easter to you and your Family..


April 21, 2011 at 11:00 AM  
Blogger Donna said...

Your dresser makeover is tre chic, Debbie! I love the knobs. Can you tell me what chalk paint is? I've never heard of it. I am so glad to see there is a Marshall's just 15 minutes from our new home. I've not shopped there in years, but I have a feeling I will be going there alot now:)

April 21, 2011 at 11:49 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

WOW... you are keeping busy, sweet-pea. Love all that I'm seeing.

Still scurring around blogland trying to catch up with all. I missed to much.

Perfect new dresser. Can't wait to see the finish. I'm also going to take a look around at all your new sidebar goodies. You'd be the champ.

April 21, 2011 at 11:56 AM  
Blogger Traci said...

Looking good!!!

April 21, 2011 at 12:08 PM  
Blogger Terriea Kwong said...

Debbie, you're all mighty ! Everything turns great in your magic hands. Surely will participate in pet party.

April 21, 2011 at 12:22 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

I love this dresser, and tell Mike to doubt you no know what you are doing and you have great vision!!

April 21, 2011 at 12:32 PM  
Blogger Olive said...

It is quite the transformation. I am still stuck on the cost of this chalk paint. I had better stick to buying plants! hugs♥O

April 21, 2011 at 12:39 PM  
Blogger Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

Debbie everything looks great!
You've done a great job!

What exactly is chalk paint? Everybody is talking about it in blog land. What is the difference between that and regular paint?

April 21, 2011 at 12:39 PM  
Blogger At The Picket Fence said...

Wowee!!! That looks so incredible Debbie and I am super impressed that you took something so stream-lined and made it look so warm and "shabby". Great job and I can't wait to see the entire reveal!

April 21, 2011 at 3:10 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Oh my are killing me! I can't wait to see the big reveal. That dresser is making me swoon!

April 21, 2011 at 4:04 PM  
Blogger DIYbyDesign said...

I must try this chalk paint that seems to be all the rage. Every time I see a project using it I'm super impressed. Looks gorgeous. I can't wait until the full reveal.

April 21, 2011 at 9:55 PM  
Blogger Savannah Granny said...

Oh, You naughty girl. Now I know why it is taking so long to finish this room. LOL.
I am loving the dresser. I wish I had the nerve to do shabby chic = distressing. This looks so fab you would never believe it was once modern.
Can't wait for the reveal.
Thanks for your sweet visit. Love Ya Girl, Ginger

April 21, 2011 at 10:29 PM  
Blogger Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Hopefully you'll find the perfect piece! Can't wait to see the reveal!

April 21, 2011 at 11:57 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

that turned out beautiful. what a difference.. love the paint

April 22, 2011 at 12:47 AM  
Blogger Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Looks like it's all coming together so well. The dresser looks great. I love the lamp in the collage too!

April 22, 2011 at 2:03 AM  
Blogger Diane said...

Everything looks amazing! I am so impressed with how the chest of drawers turned out! And I totally love the knobs that you selected.

Sounds like a bedroom makeover is a LOT more fun than a garage makeover! ;)

April 22, 2011 at 9:06 AM  
Blogger Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello Debbie,

You did a fabulous job transforming the dresser! I have been reading so much about the chalk paint and am going to try it for my next paint project. I cannot wait to see your final reveal!


April 22, 2011 at 9:10 AM  
Blogger Gypsy Heart said...

Love it! The piece of furniture looks totally different...great job my friend. Am anxious to see all of it.


April 22, 2011 at 7:54 PM  
Blogger Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Not to Shabby! I love the creamy yellow. Just beautiful!!

April 23, 2011 at 8:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I tried to enter and do what it said but it would not let me enter the photo,, I'm not very good at this I'm afraid,, probably should quit before I really mess up,, lol,, thankyou for the opportunity though,, just didn't work out for me,,

April 25, 2011 at 12:25 PM  

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