11 February 2010

le dressoir

It is the story of a small walnut dresser, style Henry 2, dating from the late nineteenth century, in 2 parts. It was with a lot of other beautifuls pieces on a furniture 2nd (well, maybe 15th) hand store.  There was no front door in the lower part (I removed the drawers for pickling)
 and there was no head on the upper part.


Marble  immediately captivated me! it is really very special, orange / red, with streaks of gray and beige.

I cut wood for the baroque's heads,  and decorated with plaster moldings and wooden shapes.



few hours later .. behold!

I created a door with chicken wire instead of glass, to give a little countrified air.


Picture is not very nice (midst of my packing for the move,  next 15 Feb!) but I would put him in position in the new house, and show you .. with my old dishes inside it will be perfect!
I did not understand the "bead soup"at the begining,  but I see beautiful jewelry on your blogs with all the little beads exchange! bravo ladies!!!

I dont know wen i will come back  for showing something.. i have to finish .. i want to make jewelry, paint.. but.. but.. but!! i will miss you and come back as soon as possible!
A bientôt!
Esther

29 comments:

sundownbeaddesigns said...

Esther, such a beautiful piece of furniture. The marble is gorgeous!

Rustique Gallery said...

Dear Esther, This is so beautiful! I couldn't see what you were going for-but the result is magnificant! (I'd say that in French if I could spell it!) Hope your move goes well.
Sherry

Kella said...

Sensational!!!

SummersStudio said...

Esther, the dresser is fantastic. I can imagine it with dishes in it. You are so talented. Good luck with your move. I'll still be here when you come back to the blog.

Julie said...

Esther, you are so talented and have such vision...you have taken a wonderful piece of furniture and brought it back to life again...I think it is magnificently restored.

What a lovely result....xo Julie

Judy said...

Esther, magnificent!! I love what you did with it, much better than the original.

Riki Schumacher said...

Oh Esther, is there nothing you can't do? Wow, this is just gorgeous. Will you come to California and make me one? Please!!! Thank you again for the beautiful gifts. I just love them. Friends want them!! Good luck on your move, please post pictures of your new home. Take care. xoxo Riki

Marbella Jewelry Designs said...

wow! you are so talented, you are a furniture designer too! i love it!

sharon said...

It is soooo beautiful Esther!!! I want to order one too! This is why you are an interior designer!!!You are magical!!

stregata said...

You are a sorceress! There is nothing that you can't make magic with! Can I bring my furniture to your place? It is superb, Esther!

Le Journal de Chrys said...

Magnifique!

Cindy said...

Esther, I cannot beleive how this dresser has been transformed. Really - it is incredible. I love how you added the top piece with plaster molding....and painted it white. This would be my favorite piece of furnture. Oh I wish you could ship one to me too! :-) I'll be thinking of you as you get ready for your big move.

Narrative jewelry said...

Wooow ! Love it Sweetie, when i saw the first photo, i said to myself, paint it in white Lady. And that's what you did, bravo, superbe ! I am a fan too to paint furniture in white. Your adding in molding past is just incredible.
When will you be featured in "Campagne et décoration" ?

kelleysbeads said...

What a gorgeous job you did on the dresser! I hope your move goes well and you come back soon with pictures of new jewelry :)

Brenda said...

Love it! Fabulous. Hope your move goes smoothly and you are back to your creating life soon.

TesoriTrovati said...

Do your talents ever cease? That is OUTSTANDING! I love it! I want it! (How much to ship it to me here in America? hee hee hee!)
You amaze me every time I visit. Wishing you a smooth move (I am still unpacking boxes!).
Enjoy the day!
Profitez de la journee!
Erin

Sissy Sparrows said...

Hi lovely Esther! I LOVE it! What a wonderful transformation....very beautiful. I will miss you, please don't stay away from us too long!

Théalie said...

Esthernité I kiffe your meuble !!! it's stunnig !!! le grillage pour t'enfermer est excellent :-)
Bises de la vieillechouette (old owl)

Anne said...

c'est quand que tu viens décorer ma tite maison :)))
ce n'est plus des mains que tu as c'est de l' OR
il est sublime

MARIA DEL CARMEN said...

Espectacular!!!Me encanta!!!
Felicidades!!!
Besos

Fabi said...

Mi querida Esther, que bonito, eres una auténtica manitas.
Pasa por mi blog, te he dejado un regalo.
Besitos

Aleksandra Micić said...

Oh it turned out beautiful! I love the head, and marble and the wire net! Amazing work! Also love your other things and started followng your blog!
Sandra

diane said...

This piece is simply divine Esther! I LOVE it! I wish you all the best in your move....
Take care my friend =)

Leslie @ Bei Mondi said...

Stunning work, Esther!

Angela said...

what a wonderful find and what a great transformation, it will look super when it is in place in your new home. I am so pleased to have found your blog, I will be visiting it often. have an enjoyable move.

Julie said...

Hi Esther, Just checking in with you to see how you are doing. I hope you are just busy and that is why you haven't posted anything new lately. Just thinking about you and wanted you to know you are missed. xo Julie

Diana said...

Esther..This piece is tres chic! I just love what you did with it. I know it will look beautiful in your new home. Please do show us pictures when you get settled. You are such a talented lady. Thank you for sharing.
Hugs
Diana

Pretty Things said...

That is the most amazing thing I've ever seen!

Barbe Saint John/ Saints and Sinners® said...

That is beautiful!!! what a transformation from ungly ducking to beautiful swan.

I found you thru TesoriTrovati, you do beautiful work and I am looking forward to reading more of your blog.

Barbe