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  1. Love the blue and white with pops of gold, Julia! You always have amazing pieces!

  2. Looks great Julia, loving the horse and mirror too!

  3. Oh I love it. Yes it is a million times better. I really love the colors and wow with the mirror and accessories it is really perfect.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Julia, I love your blog, usually I don’t comment though.
    I’d like to apply some of the ideas you have…the results are so nice. But I’m afraid, I don’t have any training, experience, etc, in decoration, just curiosity,maybe I can start painting furniture? so the procedure is, prime first and then paint? do I have to sand or not? I’m sorry if my question is too basic, but to be honest I have never tried to paint anything, not even a wall.
    Thank you for your time, effort and sharing what you do, it truly inspiring.
    Q.Beta

    1. Hi and don’t worry!
      You should give it a try. Yes sand any glossy surface before painting and use a tack cloth to wipe all the dust off the surface. You might want to use a degreaser like TSP or KrudCutter to get all the nasty sticky off. Make sure the surface is completely dry before priming. I use Kilz oil-based primer most of the time before I paint it.
      Hope that helps and you can email me any time 😉

    2. Anonymous says:

      You are so kind!
      Thank you for your response.
      Q.Beta

  5. Beautiful transformation! I would never have been able to look at that dresser and see what it could become! Great job!

  6. I LOVE-LOVE-LOVE it!
    Did I say I Love it?

    BTW….I get so, so frustrated with the computer, pictures and trying to do things with them. I scream, throw things, including my glasses! MC does his best, comes to my rescue and saves the day! It drives me nuts he finds it so easy!!!! I am way too impatient!

    1. Thanks! And don’t even get me started on the computer issues again…I’m getting hives LOL!

  7. Well, you know I love a good navy, white & gold combo…and your dresser looks amazing. So classic with nice clean lines. As for the photos…I had a similar experience a while ago where the colour was all off. are you exporting from some sort of editing program? My issue was with the export settings, I was exporting as the wrong colour format (I think I had it set as Adobe RGB instead of SRGB, but I am not at my home computer to check Lightroom).

    1. Yes, I do know that you like that color combo and I love your blue, white and gold dresser so much too.

  8. Love it! I’m all about this blue right now…it’s like a perfect mix of cobalt and navy. Not sure about the photo editing, but I’ve run into problems before where when I make it web ready it’s like the color got stripped from the photo…super frustrating!

    1. Yeah what’s up with the photo editing sometimes? Computers do such strange things.

  9. Wow this project turned out great! L♥ve it! I want to do something like this with a dresser I have. Seeing yours, just may have convinced me!

  10. Love it! The transformation is amazing! I think your photos are great too 🙂
    Lately I’ve noticed that I’ll have a picture perfectly edited, but then when I save it as a jpeg it looks fuzzy and “off”… I’ll have to try saving it as a png and see if it makes any difference… Photos are THE most time-consuming part of blogging and I so feel your frustration!

    1. Thanks!
      I have no clue what was wrong with the picks last night. They were blotchy and pixely. Terrible. And yes photos are so time consuming and if they aren’t good they can make any awesome project look like crap.

  11. Looks great!! I’m so sorry you had to paint it twice to get it right…I know all about that. Arg! But it was worth it…it’s beautiful!! 🙂

  12. it’s beautiful Julia! I really love the color you choose; I’m loving blue lately, well ever since you posted about blue sofas; I see them every where now & I want one too! 😉
    oh! no I can’t believe you had to paint it twice, it happened to me before, I didn’t feel like sanding the table again but I had to; your hard work was worth it! 🙂 & sorry about the pictures; so frustrating when that happens but I think they turned out pretty 🙂

    1. Thanks Ingrid,
      Oh don’t even remind me about the blue sofa. I’m still dreaming about it every night.

  13. It looks so great now! Those before shots are just scary…you did a great job at making it look spiffy! Is this going in your son’s room? It looks like it would match the nightstand that you did for him.

    1. Nope, it’s not going into his room. It will be for sale 🙁 I can’t keep everything. BUt I love his color combo so much so I had to do it again. Only his was sparkly blue.

  14. This is gorgeous. No better color combo than blue and white! x

  15. Beautiful transformation! How did you fill the grooves that were in the drawers so that the drawer fronts are flush?

  16. ooh la la! I love it. I didn’t notice that the original knobs were different on each side, the way you painted it is so striking, I love it! Computers are like men, you can’t live with and you can’t live without them. lol

  17. I love the way this turned out! The blue and white is such a nice combo!

  18. You did a very good job on the dresser. Love the color combo with the brass hardware!

  19. This turned out lovely and striking. 🙂 It definitely inspires me to be a little more playful with color. =D

  20. Catherine says:

    Hallo Julia,
    Das so eine Überraschung ! Wir sind auch aus Lohr. Ich bin francözin, mein Mann Deutsch.Wir haben dort geheiratet und sind dann nach Amerika umgezogen. Ich liebe Lohr, Würzburg und Deutschland überhaupt.
    Ich liebe auch Deko und Cocoa Hearts. Ich male die auch selber, my cheap sie won LOL,!!!
    So eine kleine Welt !!!
    Das wäre toll wenn wir miteinander Telephonisten könnten !
    Das Blog ist ganz toll !!
    Liebe Grüße aus Toledo Ohio
    Catherine

    1. Hallo Catherine, ja was für eine kleine Welt!!! Cocoa Hearts hat es nicht so gut gefallen, dass ich die Selber gemalt habe, yikes 😉
      Zieht ihr irgendwann wieder zurück nach Deutschland? In welcher Kirche habt ihr denn geheiratet, oder keine Kirche? Bei uns war es di St. Michael’s Kirche.
      Bis bald, Julia

  21. Tanya Denny says:

    Did you spray paint the knobs and pulls? If so, what paint did you use?

    Thanks so much!
    Tanya

    1. Hi Tanya, no I didn’t spray paint the knobs. I was lucky enough that they were gorgeous already. Just needed some cleaning

  22. Julia this looks great. Such a transformation from a bland piece of furniture to something really special. Well done.

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