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

Last Updated on February 12, 2019 by Kristi Linauer

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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    Lovelace Files
    May 6, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Can't wait to see the final look!!

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    May 6, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    They look really great already!!!

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    May 6, 2010 at 8:19 pm

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

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    May 6, 2010 at 8:31 pm

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    Scientific Housewife
    May 7, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    Very nice!

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    June 3, 2010 at 2:54 pm

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

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    February 23, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    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.. http://www.ceilingfansclub.com

    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