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We see these little dressers everywhere.  Small, unassuming-like a shy girl with no makeup on… Well, not anymore honey, this wallflower has bloomed!  First of all, this little dresser, like it’s owner is destined for greatness because they decided to go to LSU!  The client wanted the dresser to coordinate with her super cute bedding.  So I dry brushed two coats of a blue then a green over the white, waxed it removed the snoozefest that was the old hardware, puttied the center holes on the top drawer, added the red accent knobs, then hand sanded the antique brass pulls.  Seems straightforward enough right???  Ugh, NO!  The wood on that dresser was liken to the hull of a battle ship or a rednecks heels in summer-I broke off all but two of the screw heads on the pulls after they were already screwed in-thus I had to figure out how to get them out without any heads!  I beat, I banged, I prayed, I threatened, I drilled,  I  cussed but only in my head where Jesus and children couldn’t hear it, I called my husband who was three hours away for a counseling session, I swore off furniture redo’s at least six times, I let a lady who happened by in a dress who weighed about 90 lbs. beat on the dresser for a minute-because she just looked like she wanted to beat something.

 college dresser after

  Finally in an act of sheer exhaustion I walked away.  No longer the shy girl in the corner, she thought she was all that and could treat me anyway she pleased-well I pulled myself together and I  had news for her, I still had a shred of dignity and a drill bit left.  So I drilled like I was BP trying to make all that claim money back!  Me and the little dresser eventually made peace with each other, the client loved her, and no doubt their both turning heads as we speak-hopefully wealthy heads because college is expensive!  What furniture did you have in college?  Did you go all out and have matching bedding with your roommate?  College dorms in the south can be some pretty swanky places.  Mine was awesome it looked just like my room at home-oh wait it was my room at home-because I went to Jr. college right down the road :-)

Thanks for Dreaming and Scheming with me,



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Distressed Table Redo

From bland to stunningly distressed.


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2 June 1st, 2013 in Let's Design

Cottage Chic Dresser

We love this redesign from a stark, dark dresser, to a beach fresh feeling dresser, in a vintage cottage style. Perfect for the intended beach house it now enjoys! Breezy…

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+ May 31st, 2013 in Let's Design

Distressed to Impress!

A vintage dresser with little personality is transformed into a breathtaking centerpiece. Custom paint treatment included hand painted, chippy and distressed in off white.


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+ May 1st, 2013 in Let's Design

Table Redesign

I loved the details on this table before but the transformation brought out the immense amount of details and modernized the look.

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+ February 10th, 2013 in Let's Design

Boy + Girl = Dart Board Redo?

Once there was a boy, he had a bud light dart board in his foyer, boy met girl, boy married girl, Brandie Dickerson Designs helped their marriage and their foyer by transforming the dart board THE END


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+ February 1st, 2013 in Let's Design

Distressed Farmhouse Hutch

I am in LOVE with the way this hutch turned out. I had painted a dresser with Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Tricycle Red and it turned out beautiful but did not chip. I painted this in Miss Mustard Seed Yellow, left it for the night and walked in to see it peeling and chipping like my face did that time I got a chemical peel :-) I love showing this piece to potential clients because it usually gets me a paint job! To see other pieces I’ve painted check out my design FB page Brandie Dickerson Designs I will be offering paint workshops in the near future that will feature all types of paint including Milk Paint, Chalk Paint, Latex Paint and how to use them to transform furniture pieces!


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1 January 1st, 2013 in Let's Design
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