Progress:: Gwen’s Dresser & Chest of Drawers (and a Peek At Her Bedside Chandeliers!!)

I made some great progress yesterday on Gwen’s dresser and chest of drawers transformation. Ready to see?

Her dresser went…

And her chest of drawers went…

Here’s a closer look.

(The hardware for the door wasn’t dry yet,
so I couldn’t put it back on for the picture.

Okay, I heard that! Yes, I heard what you just said!

“Ummm…Kristi? I think you missed a spot!”



Don’t worry. It was actually quite intentional. I assure you, they’re not finished yet. I’ll be back at it today, and I hope to finish them and show you the final “taa-daaa” tomorrow.

In other news, the bedside chandeliers were installed today, and they’re beautiful!! I couldn’t find pendant lights that actually looked like the ones in my initial design plan for the room.

But I’m actually glad I couldn’t find those, because the ones we decided on are much prettier.

Isn’t that lovely? I just love the simple, understated elegance of this little chandelier. And of course, there’s a matching one on the other side of the bed.

The colors in the photo above are pretty accurate (at least they are on my monitor), but I just love the glow of the light in this photo…

And of course, since I know nothing about photography, that was quite by accident. (Isn’t it sad that the daughter of a professional photographer only knows how to point and snap?!)

I just love bedside chandeliers. For those of us in hotter climates who need our ceiling fans, bedside chandeliers are a great way to keep the functionality of the ceiling fan in the room, while adding the elegance and shine that come with a beautiful chandelier. And as much as I hate the way most ceiling fans look, take it from this Texan…you do NOT mess with a Texan’s ceiling fan, especially when the temp is creeping ever closer to that dreaded three-digit number.

I’m so thrilled with how Gwen’s bedroom and bathroom are turning out. I’m working as hard and as quickly as I can, because I’m anxious to get to the final “after”!!

Well, I’m off to finish a dresser and chest of drawers. 🙂 Have a great day!!

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  1. LOVE the look of fresh white paint on furniture! Absolutely transforms the look. Beautiful job!

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  3. I love the idea of bedside chandeliers. I live in Florida so I know the importance of ceiling fans also! 🙂

  4. Love the work you do Kristi. It's amazing what you can do with the right ideas and talents.

    My mom is also a great creative decorator. She set up not one but two Antique Emporiums and then a 3 story Queen Anne as a Tea House with a B&B on the 2nd and 3rd floors.

    We had some wonderful bedside lamps but nothing as elegant as a chandelier.

    Since you mentioned ceiling fans, I thought this may interest you and or your readers…
    A friend of mine from Wyoming has a ceiling fan website to showcase a variety of ceiling fan and lighting options. Please check it out if you have time..

    I'll be sure and forward this blog to my mom so she can see what you do.

    And I tried to use the like button but it would not work.. I'll visit on fb and give you my thumbs up:)

    Cheers from Wyo