Monday, March 3, 2014

Look At What A Diva Can Achieva!

Oh, little dresser how lucky you are that you didn't fall into my hands.  Why?  Well, because you'd still be shivering out in a cold garage next to a Durango and a puddle of melted snow.  (The guilt I feel about the pieces freezing their drawers off right now out there is killing me.  I feel their stares of resentment each time I go out there.)  

You dresser should be so thankful that you fell into the hands of Carlee of The Decorating Diva because not only can she change YOUR destiny, she also just recently completed a cool flip of her own garage.  That so beats my garage!!  Look at that!  Color me green because I'm completely jealous.  Carlee gives props to her wonderful husband, sweet dad & awesome brother for that makeover.  Kudos guys!


Carlee used a liquid stripper on this dresser and removed 4 different layers of paint. 

Then she sanded, stained and sealed the top.


For the body of the dresser, Carlee painted it a beautiful black.  Did she stop there?  Heck no!  Look at that garage photo again!  Does that look like a woman who would be content to stop there?  No, it does not.  


She had her "Math Whiz" hubby make her a harlequin stencil out of poster board.  That, and some double sided tape led to some gorgeous stenciling on the drawers.   

When all was said and done you, formerly green and white dresser, became this vision of loveliness...

Now, aren't you glad you live in Texas and not Illinois and that Carlee took you in and not Stephanie?  You are one lucky dresser.  

Three times a year The Decorating Diva hosts Junk-a-Palooza.  It has turned into a huge event and the last one drew over 400 people to her place.  You can find Carlee and more examples of her work on The Decorating Diva's Facebook page.  Get on over there and let her know you saw her on Furniture Flippin'.

Thanks so much Carlee for sharing your spectacular furniture flip AND your awesome garage flip!

This marks the beginning of another month and another week of new furniture flips!  Have you submitted your flip yet?  What are you waiting for?  You don't have to sell furniture to submit a flip!  We welcome all furniture transformations here.  Send your before/after pictures and tons of details to me at .

See you tomorrow!
~ Stephanie


  1. You are AMAZING!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!


    1. You are so welcome Carlee! Feel free to submit your flips anytime! ;-)

  2. Great save! I was hoping to see inside the garage...I'm nosy.

  3. Love it! So much talent out there, it makes me jealous. Thanks for sharing this beautiful piece.

  4. I see a trend back toward stained wood. I, of course, knew it would come. For decades now I have been one step ahead of the decorating curve. lol
    Notice this dresser. Once, it was the height of decorating fasion! Now it's once-cherished beauty is maligned... Fickle owners, take pity on your finds, and offer affirmation and help in restoring not only the beauty of days past, but the heart and soul of such a lovely piece!
    Nice save!

  5. I took a dresser to her -- all the way from Austin -- and she gave it a whole new life! I love her work. The dresser was a tired old piece, dark wood veneer, boring but solid. I told her to "jazz it up" and she did! It's now a lovely shade of red!


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