Guest Post from Primitive and Proper

**While I'm resting from the move, traveling, and taking a blog breather, I have a few guest bloggers to fill in! We're starting with one of my first blogging friends, Cassie! If you ever need somewhere to go for furniture or  home inspiration, you should definitely check out her blog. Not only is Cassie super talented, but she is also so guinuine, encouraging, and sweet :) **

Hello Home for Hire friends!  I am Cassie from Primitive and Proper and I am so excited to be filling in for Nicole while she is away!  Nicole and I go way back when it comes to blogging years (they are sort of like dog years, you know).  Nicole is so crafty and talented, and her shop is always full of cuteness!

If I remember correctly we originally bonded over furniture. :)  I am always working on furniture, so I thought it would be fun to share a redo with you today.  A loooong time ago, I found this Dorothy Draper knockoff dresser for a song on craiglist.  This is what it looked like at time of purchase...

I gave it a makeover to fit it into our home back then... 2 years ago!  I painted it white with gray accents and changed the hardware.

Well, then last fall we moved into our current home (which we LOVE and will be in for  along time to come!), and it didn't have a place in this home.  I wanted to give it a more fun makevoer so I got to work again.  I sanded as much of the paint off as possible, and I painted it with Sherwin Williams watery.  I then used Martha Stewart's metallic gold paint in the details, and gave it new brass ring pulls to glam it up a little bit.  I gave it a coat of polycrylic to finish it off, and here it is now! (And it has since gone to a new home with a lovely young lady).

I think this incarnation is its best so far!  What do you think?
Nicole, thank you so much for having me here today!  I hope you are enjoying yourself and we will see you when you return! :)


  1. I love the color and the metallic gold accents! I really liked the white too but this is so much more glam!

  2. I like all the looks - the dresser itself shines through. And why shouldn't she get a new look every once in awhile?

  3. She's a beauty! Gotta love a good Dorothy Draper knockoff all gussied up!

  4. She is a lovely... I'm totally into the Martha Steward metallic paints...sigh.

  5. Awesome re-do! That Cassie is SO talented and SO sweet!!!

  6. I concur with the crowd...... the makeover is a two thumbs up.


  7. thank you, ladies! and thank you so much, nicole, for having me here today! hope you get some much needed rest!

  8. A gorgeous makeover! A lucky lady who bought this piece! Cassie is so so talented.


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