How fast is YOUR chest of drawers?

Honestly Officer, I didn't even know my dresser would do 105!

The first time I saw this...
 someone had pinned it with the comment "For the Billiards Room".

I was confused.

I guess when your husband drives this... (not during the winter)
you see that pretty piece of furniture a little differently.  Vroom, vroom.

Here's the before.  Not my style.  (Lego books anyone? Not to mention an inch of dust!)

 I painted it black satin and used an overhead projector to hand-paint the number dot and stripe.  (Which, by the way, was A LOT more difficult to do than I would have guessed.  My circle isn't perfect and my numbers are just crooked enough!)

Then, I painted the knobs to disguise them.

And Voila!  Fun "Cobra Inspired" bombe race chest!
Fast enough for ya?
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Sidenote: The chest that was my inspiration was originally pinned on Pinterest about 1 year ago.  I wound my way backwards to try to find the original source, only to find that the photo had been uploaded with no source listed.  If you happen to know it, please let me know! 

That said; I'd love it if you'd follow my blog (in whatever method you prefer) GFC, Linky, by email, Facebook, or Pinterest (or all of the above)!  Thanks - it really means a lot!!!!

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  1. I saw that on pinterest and have wanted to do one like it as well. Just haven't found the right piece yet. I am over the moon in love with yours!!! Following you now. :)

    Clydia {}

    PS -- would love for you to share this at my party going on.

  2. Wow, how cool is that! Also quite fancy your husbands car :-). thanks for visiting my blog and for following. i follow back with pleasure!

  3. WHOA! that is So awesome.... love this!!!! that is definitely a dash or drama!

  4. SUPER COOL! I just adore this! You did a fabulous job here:) Deidre~

  5. This is super awesome! Love it!!! So glad to be a follower!

  6. So spectacular! Beyond words!!! I love that you saw the piece somewhere else and turned it into something that you personally connect with (and E too, for that matter)!
    You never cease to amaze me!!!
    xxoo- Andi

  7. love love love it... almost as much as the car! what color is the stripe? it looks like a light wood grain in your photos.

    and those photos are lookin' good!!

  8. Lori, I pinned that same picture a while back and have been waiting for the right piece to come along. Looks like you found it! Outstanding!!

  9. I love this! What a great transformation! I love the vintage/modern mix!

  10. LOVE it! I'm your newest follower via the linky blog hop. If you get a chance, I'd love you to stop by my blog & maybe follow along too!

  11. That is amazing - I love it! I saw your feature on Primitive & Proper and had to come straight over, and now I'm a follower too! I think I have a little boy who would love this!

  12. A wonderful and meaningful makeover. I love it!

  13. Wow this looks great! Absolutly love your blog! Following you now and look forward to seeing more posts! Would love for you to stop by and follow back :)

  14. Now that is coool!! That caught my eye @ Primitive & Proper & I had to check it out. Very nice job. I could see that in a gaming room or a little boys room, even a big boy would love that. I may have to try that sometime. Thanks for sharing, Dee

  15. Holy Cow I love this! How perfect that you were able to match it up to the Mr.'s car! Beautiful finish. I'm signing up to be one of your new followers.

  16. This is really AWESOME!! Great job!
    Would you mind sharing the paint color of your wall??? That's a very pretty color. Thanks

  17. THis is one of my favorite dresser redos of all time. It's great. Your husband sure has a fun car. I just sold my fun little car. Might have had to keep it if it was the same as your husband's. :)

  18. I love the piece, the inspiration, and everything about the story - awesome redoux!

  19. Oh my goodness... that is fabulous!! Good for you for being so bold!! How creative. I love it!

  20. oh my gosh, I am in love with this!!! Beautiful idea and execution!

  21. How wonderful is this? Just loving it! I GFC & LF followed too ...

    Oh, and I pinned this idea too! With you as the correct source.



  22. This is stinkin awesome and I am totally in love. It is the best thing I have seen in a LONG time. Is it ok if I totally copy you and of course link back to give you ALL the credit? Seriously, I HAVE to do this on an old dresser sitting in my garage that has been waiting for a facelift!

    And yay, those circles are a pain to get perfect!

    I am pinning and sharing on my FB page too....told ya I love it

  23. Wow it looks amazing, i love it. it would be great if you can link this up at

    hope to see you there xxx

  24. Oh my gosh... this is so amazing! You did a wonderful job with the graphics... so sharp!

    Shared on FJI Facebook and pinned for SNS 121. :)


  25. Dash of DIY AwEsOmEnEsS is more like it! LOVE it.

  26. This is just so fun, and I am pinning this next. I am definitely stealing this idea. I LOVE it!!

    If you have time, please stop by my linky party to link this fantastic project up before it closes tonight at midnight!

    Have a lovely weekend, -K

  27. It's gorgeous, Lori! Thank you so much for sharing! I've pinned it to the DIY Project Parade Stars pinboard! LOVE it!

  28. That is so beautiful!! I love everything about it. New follower here from Twigg Studio link party. Megan

  29. I am completely and totally in love with your up-cycled chest of drawers! I have never seen the ballard version until now, but I am so glad that you shared it and your version because you completely nailed it!!!!! I have a crush on this piece! Thank you SO much for linking up at Crafty Scrappy Happy!!!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

  30. Lori, this is so unbelievably FABULOUS!! I adore everything about it. Would be delighted for you to link up with us over at Mop It Up Mondays:

    Have a great week!

  31. What a great transformation! Such a striking, yet fun piece now. I found you from Funky Junk's Facebook post about this post. I'm your newest follower. (GFC & Linky) :)

  32. This is fantastic!!! I think you make have started something.

    ~ Robin

  33. This is absolutely wonderful! I would have never thought to take that piece there. Love love love it!

  34. Oh, this is awesome! It looks amazing! Great work!

  35. Wow! Fantastic job! I'm now following with Linky!

  36. Hi Lori!! Saw your link on Sunday Best link Party at My 1929 Charmer Blog and had to take a better look!! Wow! Great makeover! Love the graphic touch you added!

    I am your newest follower. Please come visit my blog and say hello. I love visitors and comments! Lets keep in touch with GFC and LF!

    Have a great weekend!

    Heather @

  37. girl....I just saw this over at Crafty Scrappy Happy and when I saw it was you....I said "Of course." You are so talented! I am pinning this! Thanksfor all the inspiraton.


  38. This is incredible! What a unique piece to finish of a room. Love it!

  39. Wow, this is fabulous, so really loving it. A fabulous transformation, outstanding job! Thanks for sharing your creative inspirations over at Sunday's Best. Ps - following you through Linky - hope you link back too.

  40. This looks great! Did you have to sand off the old paint before re-painting? I'm always too lazy to actually do the sanding properly!

  41. Thank you so much for linking this up. I can't wait to share it this afternoon at my weekend feature party. -K

  42. This is so unique. Beautiful and whimsical at the same time so you are talking my language. I became a new linky follower because of this. Stop over and see me sometime.

  43. I pinned the 07 cabinet too - love yours, just brilliant. I want one !!!
    Following on gfc and the linky.
    Thanks for sharing.

  44. Thanks for sharing this tutorial. It's fabulous! Love the detail on your original piece better.

  45. OMG!!!! I have heart palpatations over this I LOVE IT, I'm your newest follower. This is a showstopper!!!

  46. This cabinet is fantastic. I am in love with this idea. Gorgeous!!

  47. now that piece has MORE than just a dash of drama - and I LOVE IT!!!! Stunning! :) oh, and seriously that's what your hubby drives?! Too cool!!

  48. WOWIE ZOWIE! I just fell in love with what you did with this!
    My husband is in love with the Cobra and wants to trade his '56 vette for it...LOL
    I want to trade my husband for the piece of furniture...not really but oh so tempting!
    Great job!
    I am your newest follower!

  49. Bold and Beautiful - very unique I love it. CJ New follower

  50. Lori...I love this. It has been featured here.

  51. This is completely amazing. I am so glad I saw this - I just wish I had this much skill with a projector and paint!

  52. i featured you this week pop over and grab a button from my side bar

  53. Love, love, love, love. LOVE! Perfection!

  54. Beautifully done!! You've just upped the ante!

  55. Hi Lori - this is amazing I love it! Thanks for the follow.

  56. Wow, that's wonderful! Your husband drives my dream car.

  57. I'll be featuring you tomorrow during Sticker Time. I love it!

  58. That is a wonderful dresser I absolutely love it! This project would be perfect for our new linky party featuring "Transformations" called Repurpose-Remodel-Reveal, I know our readers would love to see it too! (It starts Friday, March 2nd 2012 at 7:00 am MST and reoccures every 1st and 3rd Friday)

    -Whitney @ TheRoosterAndTheHen

  59. We know you probably get this a lot, but you're being featured tomorrow morning for this fantastic piece. Congrats!

  60. Lori this is awesome! You've such an imagination! And creativity of course! Just found your blog and I'm glad I did! So I'm now following you! Hope to stay in touch from now on!
    Have a nice weekend!
    Love, Olga

  61. Following you also via Bloglovin' so I won't miss a thing!

  62. you are too funny! i LOVE this piece and would love to try it out on a dresser i have. perhaps with a twist to make it my own via your inspiration. going to peruse your blog to find more before/afters and plan to follow as soon as i'm done typing.
    ps-i break the writing rules by not using caps...such the rebel i am!

  63. Hi, Lori. You've done a wonderful job re-interpreting the inspiration piece. It's stunning!

    I found the original photo on the U.K.-based Sweetpea & Willow's site:

    Your budget-friendly version is much more attainable than their "Numbers Up Bombe Chest" at £3,695.00!

  64. Thanks! Yes, I located the original source (sorry, I updated the link on Pinterest, I should've added an update here as well!) and you're right, it's beautiful but expensive! ~Lori

  65. Awesome! And that's not a word a throw around a lot ;-)

  66. Love your dresser! Wanted to let you know that I featured it on my blog today on Friday's Fabulous Furniture Finds!

    Barbara @Chase the Star

  67. I simply LOVE this.

  68. Hey there,
    Any way we could buy this from you or commission you to paint another one? I'm not sure if you found the original, but it's from Sweetpea and Willow in the UK. My email is if you're interested. Thanks!


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