Creme de Menthe Makeover

Maison Blanche had me at Creme de Menthe.

I knew I was going to love it!

La Craie makeover

I searched for  the perfect chest to makeover.  Ok, you’re right, they are all perfect for a makeover!

But I found one that was begging  for a change.

Before chest

The color was off, the wood dry, the drawers loose.

painted hardware

I feel certain the hardware was handmade.  I used this treatment to save it.

I love being able to re-use hardware and this was perfect.

drawer to basket

One of the drawers required too much repair, so I went with these.

I just measured and added a shelf board, to support the baskets.

left side view

I made little chalkboard tags for the baskets.

right side

This is one of those makeovers that I wanted to keep.

I guess I fall in love easy, because that happens to me a lot 😉

close up on drawer

There’s just something about a two tone makeover, a good mix of wood and paint.

La Craie Maison Blanche

True love for me, what about you?

Maison Blanche Info here.



  1. 1
    Beth says:

    Nice job Debbie. Always love to see Creme de Menthe ideas.

    Beth–MBPC Colorado

  2. 2
    holly says:

    That dresser looks amazing. The drawer swapped for baskets is a perfect accent.

  3. 3

    I am getting ready to do a dresser with stained drawers and a painted case! Great minds think alike!

  4. 4
    Bliss says:

    Beautiful and pinned.


  5. 5
    Jenni says:

    love! love! great colors!

  6. 6

    Two tone? Absolutely! Fabulous, Debbie ~ xo Heidi

  7. 7
    judy h. says:

    Love the Creme de Menthe paint color!! I’d like to see the entire dresser done in that! The basket additions at the bottom are a nice addition.

  8. 8
    Ann says:

    I think this is perfect! Thank you for including the link to the handle treatment. I need that for a piece I have. Don’t you think you could find a corner for this some place? ha!

  9. 9
    Helen says:

    Debbie, it looks terrific, but I have one tiny question to ask…OK, here goes. Did you make a wall hanging or something else out of the piece on top with the shell on it? I can see it hanging many places.


  10. 10
    Emily says:

    I was wondering what you used to get that dark wood color – did you completely strip the drawers or just go over top with something?

  11. 11
    Becca says:

    But, of COURSE, Debbie! There you go again … creating a masterpiece! I love the color and the genius idea of adding the baskets! Such vision!

  12. 12

    You know I’m a two-toner as well 😉

    This is beautiful. The color combination reminds me of chocolate chip ice cream and THAT is the highest compliment possible. LOL. Have a great evening!

  13. 13
    karin says:

    Oh Debbie…I love it…I love when you can save the wood and deepening it was just what it needed…:)
    Love that color. Its fabulous….I love what Shari said up above me…My kids would call it mint choc chip ice cream too..:)

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