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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Is It A Dinosaur?

This amazing sculpture is along one of the highways we drive when we are headed to the Big City to go thrifting, or hit Hobby Lobby! Isn't it wonderful! Grrrrrr! Love the teeth!

And, this dresser is a dinosaur, too. I found it at a local yard sale and fell in love with the soft, vintage green color, and all it's chippy-ness. The lady I bought it from said it was from the 20's, but I don't know.

The veneer on the top was quite ruined and partly ripped off, but the scroll work was too chippy-charming.

I could see under the chippy bluish-green that it was once yellow.

I decided to tuck rose print paper under the torn veneer. Then, I mixed up some paint to sort of match and dry-brushed the wood areas a bit, but not too much. It was missing a few knobs, but I had the round brass knobs in my stash. Again, Hubs said, "it's a good thing you never throw anything away!"

And here she is with more vintage-thrifty treasures.

Shabby-chippy for sure!


School is out for me and I am finding a million things to do! We've been working in the yard like crazy. I've been scrubbing and cleaning the house - because it is soooo neglected during the school year. I've spray painted all the patio furniture and repainted two old pieces Barn Red. I've planted a zillion seeds - better late, than never. And, Hubs is building something wonderful for me! Hurrah for the handyman!

Good-bye to this....

Stay tuned!



  1. Love the dresser! And hurray for school being out and time to play. Enjoy your time home and affect a great holiday weekend! Xoxo

  2. Love it Patti, so shabby cute. The banner over it is darling, I've been meaning to make one & now I'm inspired.

    Wanted to let you know I have the little red bird house ornament (you made me for last years swap) on my kitchen windowsill, so I get to enjoy it everyday! Happy 4th!

  3. Well done with the dresser. It's fantastic. Sounds like a productive time for you. We've been busy rehabbing a cottage on a lake. Lots of elbow grease but so much fun. Happy 4th!!!

  4. Oh love your sweet dresser Patti!! :) The banner and dishes on it make it oh so shabby sweet!! :) Wishing you a lovely weekend and a Happy 4th of July!! :) xo Holly

  5. I'm drooling over your dresser!!!!!!!!!! Love that you used the vintage wallpaper as a fix to the top - genious! I have that same mini photo tree - it was my Gram's and has photos of my Mum and her siblings from when they were small.

    Enjoy your weekend!

  6. Oh, what a beautiful dresser!! Love the chippy green and what a sweet touch the rose paper adds!! Great find! xo Heather

  7. Love the rose paper idea! I'm copying for a piece of furniture I have! ♥

  8. Oh my gosh Patti it is gorgeous! I love it in all it's chippiness and the paper idea is fantastic! So glad you scored this beauty of a dinosaur!


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