So now that I'd found the piece it was time to choose a color. The primary colors in my inspiration 'piece' were yellow, blue, and pink. I knew I wanted a cheerful yellow. I'd gone back and forth about painting a jenny lind crib a bright yellow (see this post) and love the look of yellow against aqua or pale blue (the color of her walls). Since in the end I decided I didn't have the stamina to tackle a crib project, I figured I could get the same effect with the dresser. I picked the happiest, truest yellow I could find and went to town. I ended up doing a couple of coats of primer (tinted for the last coat) and then two coats of the yellow paint. For finishing touches, like in this project, I skipped the pricey anthro knobs for Hobby Lobby ones. And they were on sale! This project cost a total of $52. That's a fantastic price for a decent quality dresser, especially after adding unique touches in a fun paint color and 'custom' knobs).
I've included before and after pics, as well as a couple of my inspiration pictures for the dresser. Even though I'm a big fan of paint, I'd never gone with such a bold color so it helped seeing someone else do it with such success. I LOVE color so I don't think I'll tire of it and I could totally see it growing with Nadia or in the girls' playroom later on for extra storage. (uh because right now, we don't have a playroom, or wait, are toys strewn about the house considered a play room because if so, than yeah, we totally have one). I also included the 'better' pics I promised in this post. Oh and please ignore the super close up off center photography. If you want the honest truth I was zoomed in so tight so that I wouldn't have to sweep the trash up around the dresser. Yes I was that
As you can see, I've had a ton of fun pulling together old and new pieces for her room. So far, the magazine rack was from the side of the road, the dresser from a yard sale, and the changing table from a thrift/antiques store. Totally loving the re-use, re-purpose, recycle approach to design!
Click here for details and to see the before. This girl is amazing!
Click here for details- once again, from HiSugarPlum!
Love the yellow crib against the blue wall. Just darling! From here.
and now MY work of art. Ok that is a bit of a stretch. ;)
What do you think? Have you painted any furniture (or anything) a bold color lately? Do share!