California Girls

Leah was wanting to replace her IKEA Hemnes dresser with something that had a little more vintage appeal.  But guess what?  Those Hemnes dressers are actually pretty sturdy and mouse-poop free, which is not always a guarantee when dealing with antique furniture.  So she decided to stick with it and add a little pizazz instead with textured wallpaper and trim instead.  I double love it!  Check it out on her blog California Callahans.

And just in case you were lusting for more dark furniture with a vintage vibe from a California girl, check out Summer’s sewing desk. She battled raging winds, the likes of which California had never seen – just to complete this project. Patio furniture was flying around her, but she persevered! I love the pulls; I’m so glad she didn’t replace them, or lose them in the wind!  See more on her blog Shades of Summer.

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  1. The Shades of Summer link goes to the California Callahans… oops.

  2. Thanks for letting me know! It’s all fixed now! 🙂

  3. Lindsey! Thank you soo much for featuring my humble little blog and my sewing desk! Happy Holidays to you and yours!


  4. The gray dresser turned out gorgeous. And thank you for making me laugh so much when I read your blog.

  5. Both turned our lovely, I really like the desk!!

  6. Lindsey, thank you so so much for featuring my dresser 🙂 It means a lot to me!

  7. Lindsey, Thank you for these inspirations! Hemnes dresser has got a great new design!
    I also have Hemnes in my bedroom. When we bought it I always knew that it will be the piece that we will make to change its looks. YOur featured Hemnes is a great example – thank you! 🙂

  8. GOD!! That would be the perfect changing table for my little man’s room <3
    awesome I tell you 😀

  9. I really love this desk and the paint job makes it look brand new with a vintage touch. 🙂

  10. I LOVE the dresser… I am pinning 🙂


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