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My inspiration for this dresser I believe was a girl from Texas.
My computer crashed and I lost the link and pictures. If anyone knows, please tell me
so I can give her credit.

Edited to add:



Thanks Marguerite and Mariette! My inspiration came from Gussied Up Furnishings in Austin TX.







Marilyn & I found this broken down dresser at a yardsale for.........$3.00!
I couldn't believe the price! And it was the last day of the sale! I sanded it down and fixed the
damaged veneer top. Sorry, once again I forgot to take before pictures.
I painted it black and then distressed it really hard. Then modge podged old book pages to the drawer fronts.
I printed out the Eiffel Tower in sections and modge podged them on top of the book pages after they were good and dry. It was much harder than I anticipated to get everything straight and aligned! I just sprayed the original hardware black and reused it.
Then 3 coats of wipe on poly. (Love this stuff!)
She now stands proud at the entrance of the shop. I'm secretly hoping she doesn't sell (well not secretly.....everyone knows!) I would love to bring her back home!
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40 comments :

  1. Wish you had the before photos! The final product is beautiful!! Thanks for linking up at WWC!

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  2. That is absolutely gorgeous!!!! :)

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  3. THAT DRESSER IS TOTALLY AWESOME! I DON'T THINK IT WILL LAST LONG IN YOUR SHOP.
    THANKS FOR BECOMING A FOLLOWER.

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  4. That's amazing! Love it! Please add my link.

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  5. Great job, it looks wonderful:-)
    Hugs, Biljana

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  6. I love this!! So very pretty! I'd love for you to link this up to my linky party, Tute {Yourself} Tuesday!
    LittleEme.blogspot.com

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  7. Oh my word, I cannot tell you how much I love this. What an amazing idea to do the Eiffel Tower, it looks outstanding!!!!

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  8. This is a serious work of art! You obviously put your heart and soul into it...Love it!

    take care,
    Lisa

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  9. I LOVE this! It really turned out beautiful. <3 Paula

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  10. What a steal and it came out so beautiful. Who would have thought to use old book pages and the printout on a dresser. Great job.

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  11. this is amazing!!! the idea is fabulous and you executed it just beautifully! thank you so much for sharing this masterpiece!

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  12. It looks awesome. What a wonderfully creative job!

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  13. I love this and hope to copy it! It will fit in perfectly with my "Paris" bedroom.
    Thank you for sharing.
    P.S. where did you get the large Eiffel Tower graphic?

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  14. This is a truely inspirational piece! I would be delighted if you would share this at my VIP party @http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/01/vip-party-1.html

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  15. This turned out great!
    I think your inspiration probably came from
    http://www.gussiedupfurnishings.com/ in Austin, Tx.

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  16. Sensational! I wondered how you got the eiffel tower on so perfectly! Wow!

    Would love for you to drop by and link up to Passion for Paint this weekend.

    http://MuralMaker1.blogspot.com

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  17. Very clever. It would have been great to see a few close up shots! Maybe next time!

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  18. You have jut put so many minds in Blogland busy thinking "what can I put an Eiffel Tower on?" Inspirational and oh so clever!

    Have just become your friend and follower and hope you will stop by. I'm having a $30 Gift Card Giveaway!

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  19. Oh my!!! Love it, I really have to keep my out for a dresser (cheap) so I can give it a try! Thanks for the inspiration! Marcia

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  20. That is amazing! I love what you did and the results are stunning!

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  21. WOW! Three dollars, that's amazing. You turned it into a masterpiece. Thanks for sharing.
    -Aaron

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  22. Ooooh! I love this! So frenchy! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

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  23. What a fabulous job you did with a bargain find... love the finish! You have made it a very special piece.

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  24. Truly came out to be a wonderfully unique piece! Great job!!!

    xx,
    Michelle

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  25. This looks amazing! Sooooo impressed!
    Beth

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  26. Hi there, love your blog,i love the post on the beautiful dresses, love them..

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  27. Dearest Linda,

    Indeed, Marguerite was correct about the link, actually here: http://www.gussiedupfurnishings.com/before-and-after-pictures.html
    Just stumbled upon your blog via Fifi's blog, via 'Posh on Palm', and am following you now.
    Wishing you a Happy Easter Weekend and enjoy your job well-done!

    Lots of love,

    Mariette

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  28. This is exactly what I want to do with MY $3.00 chest! LOL Seriously, I bought a pine chest last fall for that amount, too! I'll post when I get mine done. Thanks for stopping by to visit! :-)
    Sue

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  29. Hi Linda! I LOVE this! So funny, I wanted to do the same thing but with sheet music (but I love the book pages). You did an awesome job. Would you mind explaining how you printed out the Eiffel Tower in sections? Love your blog, I look forward to following.
    Blessings to you!
    Missy

    PS Linked over from The French Cupboard.

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  30. Hey, Linda. Thanks for following me on my blog. I'm with Missy. Could you explain how you printed out your image in sections?
    Fondly, Tami
    www,thisandthatfromtami.blogspot.com

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  31. This is such a fun transformation! Love it.

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  32. Your dresser ROCKS! I love it.

    Dee

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  33. I can't imagine that beauty not getting snapped right up. I may have just the piece going into my new studio space for storage that would benefit from a similar treatment. Just gorgeous!

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  34. This is gorgeous! I love it. You did an amazing job.

    Blessings,
    Kathleen

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  35. What a gorgeous re-do! My mind is spinning with the possibilities. Thanks for sharing. I'm a new follower.

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  36. Linda that is absolutely stunning. I just love it! I am a new follower and new to blogging. Come by Color It Simple blogspot for a visit.

    Cheers

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  37. Wow - $3!!! Love what you did with it... super cute. I'm featuring it in the PoPP Spotlight this week. Thanks for linking up.

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  38. Where did you get the Eiffel Tower image? And what kind of paper did you use? And what is wipe on poly? Thanks!

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