Love handles.

Love handles.

Happy Valentine’s Day lovers!  I know, I know, it’s not until tomorrow, but I’m here to help you … get in the mood.  (eyebrow waggle)

And what says “Happy Love Day” better than a blush-colored dresser makeover topped off with little gold heart knobs?  The only other improvement I can think of is perhaps dipping it in chocolate. (wink)

See more at Jessica’s blog Dear Emmeline.

Beautiful blush-colored dresser makeover with heart handles on

Beautiful blush-colored dresser makeover with heart handles on

But seriously, these knobs need to come live at my house.

Beautiful blush-colored dresser makeover with heart handles on




  1. G
    February 13, 2014 / 7:59 AM

    The after makes me weep a bit because the wood grain would’ve been so gorgeous had it been restored. To each his/her own though, right?

  2. Jessica H
    February 13, 2014 / 8:16 AM

    I was scrolling down and admiring the wood and thinking how absolutely gorgeous it would be restored. I thought, “OH, I really hope she didn’t paint that…Oh, too bad.”

  3. wordshipper
    February 13, 2014 / 8:20 AM

    Not opposed to painting furniture but this piece would have been stunning restored…

  4. February 13, 2014 / 8:30 AM

    I have a piece very similar to this waiting to be painted.
    For those who were worried about destroying that beautiful wood grain, it may have already been lost. The gorgeous wood is a very thin veneer over basic plywood and (at least on mine) has pulled up and significantly chipped in many places. We’re talking like 2 inch gouges near the bottom and smaller ones around the detail work.
    Unfortunately, I don’t know how else to fix something like that using a whole lot of wood putty and a coat of paint. I’m going to try to save what I can, but it’s a whole lot harder than it sounds.
    I think she did a great job! I love the gold!

  5. February 13, 2014 / 8:36 AM

    So sweet! The gold and blush are so delicate. (I love the “eyebrow waggle,” I couldn’t resist doing it myself as soon as I read it)

  6. Jane
    February 13, 2014 / 9:03 AM

    I did the same thing … “eyebrow waggle”. Love the heart knobs and delicate blush color!

  7. Kari H
    February 13, 2014 / 9:19 AM

    While I agree that this could have been gorgeous if the wood could have been restored, I love it painted. The blush color and gold detailing are beautiful.

  8. February 13, 2014 / 10:27 AM

    Those heart knobs are quite possibly the most darling thing I’ve ever seen! I need some in my life STAT! I love the pink and gold color combination she used! While I don’t always love painting over gorgeous wood grain, I also love seeing beautiful paint jobs and this one is just DREAMY 🙂

  9. February 13, 2014 / 1:15 PM

    Thanks so much for the feature Lindsey! Andrea was spot on about the condition of this piece. It was a freebie off the road which took some drawer reconstruction but the thin veneer that was peeling in quite a few places could not be easily fixed. 🙁 The multi-tone veneer and pattern on the front would have been beautiful to keep though if I had veneer skills!

  10. Belle
    February 13, 2014 / 2:27 PM

    This is totally fab! yes, I eyebrow waggled too.. hehehe, love your humor! makes me smile every post.

    Amazing work, truly, the stuff of dreams!

  11. LeeAnn
    February 13, 2014 / 3:57 PM

    That is just so pretty. I think the gold really brings out the details.

  12. Elaine
    February 14, 2014 / 2:40 AM

    I too think this would have been much better just cleaned up and restored so the beautiful wood grain showed through!! I’m not generally opposed to painting wood but did you see how beautiful this wood was???

  13. Meghan B.
    February 14, 2014 / 9:35 AM

    This blush color is pretty, and the heart knobs are just so charming 🙂

  14. Monica
    February 15, 2014 / 8:16 AM

    So sad that it was painted. =(

  15. February 17, 2014 / 11:05 AM

    Even unable to be restored, I prefer the beat up version. Just cleaned and it could have been beautiful, warts and all. 🙂 But, to each their own.

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