J. Murphy Blacksmith Dresser makeover

Hi all... Hope everyone is having a fantastic week.  We've endured a few pop up storms lately.  They've produced lots of wind & heavy rains.  Luckily for us we've escaped the downed trees & power lines and have retained electricity.  Not everyone has been so fortunate around us.

I've had several pieces of furniture that I've worked on recently.  I just haven't had much time to share with you.  End of school & start of camp, Haven Conference along with a few family activities had my mind preoccupied for a bit.

I had gone to visit my booth one morning & on the way back I stopped at Habitat for Humanity Restore.  They had nothing and so I was walking out when I see 2 gentlemen unloading the back of a truck.  TWO...not one but two beautiful bookcases one with a secretarial desk.  I scored.

My van was loaded but as I was driving up the road to our house I noticed some stuff being thrown out by our neighbor...  I couldn't stop right then, but let me tell you what I saw I was going back.  I couldn't get home fast enough... I pulled into the driveway, grabbed my husband & said let's go.

I grabbed this old dresser...ok ok well my hubby grabbed it.  I helped load it.

Doesn't he look so very happy :)

This is one of those score days that you are just like "YES"!!!

This dresser is one that I had in mind exactly what I wanted to do, and I had just been waiting for the right piece.

I have always loved the Ethan Allan J. Murphy Blacksmith sign.  I mean not just love but LOVE!

I have been holding out until I found the piece I really wanted it on!! Actually this is the 2nd piece I've done...one is a piece in my house, but I haven't taken good pictures of it!

I started out with this...  By the way those knobs were stunning, but unfortunately not able to be salvaged :(

This was actually after a good cleaning!!

I did a reverse stencil using my Silhouette Cameo (have I mentioned...I love my Silhouette?)  I then painted it with an Antique White chalk paint.  

And...the final result -

I love it and would love to keep it, but it will be heading over to my booth soon.  I will post pictures of the one I did for our home another day!!

I am also working on a weekly series that will hopefully be coming to you in the next week or two.  Can you guess what I will be sharing with you on a weekly basis?  Come back soon to find out!

With much love, peace & happiness!!


  1. I can see why you would want to keep that, it's a beauty.

  2. Wow the final product is great!

    It was so nice to meet you at Haven. We had a great time and we are already looking forward to next year.

    1. Thank you Jordan! It was great meeting you and your mom.

  3. looks great awesome job on the revamp


Back to Top