Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Tiger Oak Dresser


I bought this Tiger Oak Dresser, a chest of drawers and a chest in 1985. I loved it then I love it now... and most of all I love the morning sun painting stripes on it.

And Pardon Me, but my dresser is not ugly...

On an episode of Flea Market Flip on HGTV,  the contestants were told to find something Old and Ugly and make it pretty...

Guess what they picked? MY DRESSER... She pointed and said Well that is UGLY..they painted it and covered the drawers with decoupaged old love letters over the beautiful grain of the wood.


 I could not find the photo from the show, but did find the above which is what they did to the one on the show. I found this one at Forever Decorating, click the link if you want to know how.


I love the show because I am all about Up Cycling anything that can be saved. I like both of these light fixtures created from old things..
Photo's from this sight.. Before and After Images from Flea Market Flip. There are 90 and I have seen all of these created..



34 comments:

Molly TheWally said...

Love these upcycling projects or funky junk as we call them. Very clever. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Best wishes Molly

Mersad said...

Some really great ideas here Sandra!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

eileeninmd said...

Hello Sandra, I am not sure about covering the wood on the dresser. I like the wood..But the two light fixtures are wonderful. Thanks for sharing, enjoy your day!

A Quiet Corner said...

Since I am a "wood" person I wouldn't cover it, although it looks great. Really like that last fixture!!...:)JP

EG CameraGirl said...

I would NEVER call your dresser ugly so I question the taste of the producers of that show. I DO lover up-cycling but decoupaging an oak dresser is ugly, in my not-so-humble opinion. I do like the two lamps, though.

Deb said...

I love that dresser with the natural wood...it's fun to watch people upcycle things...

From the Kitchen said...

Leave it just as it is. They don't make them like that any more.

Best,
Bonnie

Madi and Mom said...

good grief that gal made the beautiful dresser into something ugly.

I 100% AGREE YOUR DRESSER IS GORGEOUS.
I LOVE THE CURVES OF THE DESK TOP AND THE MIRROR.
hUGS cECILIA

crafty cat corner said...

Love this post and your dresser is just beautiful as it is, do not like the newspaper one.
Briony
x

carolann said...

Oh I love natural wood on furniture. Never to cover it up. Your dresser is beautiful!

Have a nice day. I put allot of my sketches, drawing in my art section in yesterday and also some trees. Finished up the one Mini book. A.T.C cards. Then working on my first album for my friend later today.

I like your mirror as I love my bedroom Mirror. Your light fixtures from old things. Pretty funky.

TexWisGirl said...

no, i'd certainly not cover that wood, either! i do like the light fixtures, though.

Cranberry Morning said...

Thank you for not wrecking your beautiful dresser, just because it's trendy to paint it! I too like those light fixtures. In a cafe in Chetek, there is a long light fixture made of mason jars in a row. It is beautiful, and I often think of doing it here, but don't know where I'd put it.

LindyLou Mac said...

Upcycling projects are fascinating to read about and great for ideas. I do not think it is ugly either!

Rebecca said...

What? Well they created a restoration project for someone down the road. I love yours.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I can't imagine anyone saying that is an ugly piece of furniture and then covering it up like that....OMG! That is one beautiful chest you have. Love those light fixtures too.

Ginny said...

Oh my gosh, I have got to get my remote and look up this show! I will set the box to record them ALL. Thanks!! I have never heard of Tiger Oak, what makes it tiger? Yours is in perfect shape.

Susannah said...

Well, honestly? I could never cover up that tiger maple dresser. They ruined the value of it but.....to each his own!!!!

Susannah said...

Excuse me, I meant to say -tiger oak!

SweetMarie said...

I really like your dresser and the other ones, not so much. I do like the first light fixture a lot. :)

Gail said...

I love your dresser!

Linda said...

Your dresser is BEAUTIFUL!!!!
I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder and sometimes the younger generations just don't see things the way we do. And we certainly don't see beauty in the some of the things THEY do!!!
Hold on to that beautiful dresser!!

Ann Thompson said...

Someone thought a dresser like yours was ugly? They're nuts. Was the one they redid in good condition? If it was I would never consider covering it in book pages like that. I've seen some awesome furniture makeovers but they always use furniture that's a bit on the run down side.
I've never seen that show but it sounds like something I would like

Rose said...

How could they cover a dresser like that with anything...I agree with you. NOT ugly.

How I love those lights...specially the one with the canning jars.

Michaele said...

I love these ideas and you dresser is just as it should be!

Lois said...

I wouldn't change a thing about your dresser. It's gorgeous and so is that lamp!

Willow said...

I love your dresser and thats a super picture you have taken of it ~ gorgeous light !

Chatty Crone said...

I love your dresser and the mason jars upside down - I want one of those and have never found one - just one! lol

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

You have GOT to be kidding! I cannot believe they uglified a dresser like that. Yours is just plain gorgeous. I would give my "eye teeth" as my grandma used to say, for a dresser like that. There is no accounting for peoples taste. Nothing wrong I suppose..but I guess I just don't get it sometimes. :)

Kathy said...

I think your dresser is absolutely lovely!

Terri B said...

Love the two light fixtures and I love your old dresser. Those people must be wackadoodles if they think it is ugly.

LC said...

I'm with you. That piece is beautiful.

Ida said...

Yours is so much nicer. I would hate having those papers plastered on a cool wood dresser like that.

Jayne said...

I love your dresser! I would take it any day over having the letters on there!!

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

Covering a beautiful wood is noy my idea of a make over to repurpose.