Friday, May 28, 2010

Baby Girl's Dresser

I will state right off the bat-- this piece was INSPIRED BY:   My teacher, Miss Mustard Seed.  

(credit for photo:

She has taught so many to paint; and while I didn't exactly follow that Workshop- and participate at the time (I'm a remedial student).  I did watch closely.  
She paints so lovely.  Such inspiration.  

Believe me, I needed inspiration.  I had no idea what in the world to paint on this little girl's dresser.   I did what any amateur would do; I copied my teacher, (she too was inspired by a stencil)...So this is a copy of a copy...he he he. 

Here is my piece before. 

*edited to say:  Honey and I sanded this piece down pretty good (Thank you Honey!) to get the surface ready for new paint, then we repainted it. I did the detail work. 


Here is my piece after.

Like Miss Mustard Seed I threw caution to the wind, so to speak: and I went at this with brush and paint! 

I'm so excited with how it turned out! 

 I DID NOT  draw this on with a pencil first. NO!  ...caution to the wind, remember? 
I  DID NOT  stencil this design onto the dresser.   No way...! No sir- ee -bob!  

I just painted!!! 

I used this green color, because well, it's what I had.  AND!... the baby girl has green in her room already. 
If you've read me in the past... you can guess it was my favorite color too.   

Ooops! Paint.  $5 a can-- oh yeah! 

It is my very first piece and I painted it for my grand-daughter.  She is only 14 mos. old.  and Oma painted it just for her-- so of course she loves it! 

Naturally, I'm linking this to Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Feature Friday.  

Not as an in your face kind of post--- but an Apple for the teacher kind of post! 

To say see teacher, aren't you proud of me?  
i apologize for the poor quality photos- i didn't pay attention in that workshop either. ;) 

I am also linking this to FJI- SNS #32...

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special

God Bless You and Thanks for reading! 

Just  a word of thanks to all the different people that have followed me in the past. 
I appreciate each and every one of you.  In case you haven't seen-- I've taken my 'old' name back and gotten a 
New place on blogspot.   
I wanted to remind you:  Don't forget to update your 'following' 

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Thanks a bunch! 

at Corn in My Coffee Pot  
      * a recipe for life!  


Sandy said...

You went for it and it turned out fantastic! Great job!

Anonymous said...

WOW, Pat -- I think you have the beginnings of a new career. That is a fabulous piece. I love it! You were obviously a very good student of Miss Mustard Seed's. Have a super holiday weekend!

Coleen's Corner said...

Wow! Freehand? That's marvelous! Miss Mustard Seed will be so proud! What a treasure you have created for your granddaughter. I give you 5 stars. Great job!

Kolein said...

Pat! I did...get tears in my eyes as I scrolled down. It's absolutely over the top lovely!!!! I want one now!!!

You're gonna make MMS proud!!!

The Boston Lady said...

I admired Miss Mustard Seed's painted bird dresser as well and wondered if I could do it. Now I am inspired. You did an absolutely fabulous job! What a lucky little girl your granddaughter is to have such a treasure from her grandma. Love it!

KimMalk said...

You are doing great. What a free spirit. (I wondered what was up with the Corn in my Coffee Pot again.)

Amy said...

That will look super sweet in your grand daughter's room! Oh to have a little girl to sew/paint/decorate for! I have three boys. (sigh)

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

This came out so cute! I'm loving all the bird and branch motifs out in blogland these days, it is very much in style.

Decorchick! said...

This is so adorable!!! I had to click your link when I saw the picture on Funky Junk. Great job!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Well lookit you go, woman! This is adorable! I really love the height on that chest of drawers. And you've implemented your design wonderfully.

I too would love to do a variation of MMS's take on hers. I'm right behind ya!

Thanks for linking up to SNS!
FJ Donna

Miss Mustard Seed said...

I am glowing with pride (and you should be, too!) I love how you made this your own and just went with it. Caution to the wind! The best thing? This was painted for your little girl by her mommy. That is so special and worth more than any piece you could buy. I tip my hat. :)

Prior said...

Oh, it turned out great! you done good! Lezlee

Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings... said...

Great job!
Such an inspirational piece!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun said...

Fabulous!!!!! YOU are an inspiration for I would have never thought it was possible to get such a great result w/out a stencil. I see your teacher is very proud of you too!

Unknown said...

I bookmarked this when I first saw it because I was so thrilled you did it freehand! I featured it on my blog today, if you care to stop by.