I picked up this dresser last week while Chris was away. For being such a little guy, it is solidly made and super heavy! Since I didn’t have Chris to help me get it inside, it sat in my driveway until he came home as I was only able to heave it out of my car! It was a free find, and not mny favorite style at all, but in town and free, which you just can’t beat. I also got a nightstand from the same people which will be made over soon, too.
Because this is not my favorite style, I was not very inspired. I will be honest here- I do not like dentil molding on furniture. That’s the trim there just under the dresser top. Not a fan. I had no idea where I was going with this one, so I primed it with my blue tinted primer, and just picked a color that went with that. I had some “Champion Blue” on hand by Ben Moore. It’s a very boyish blue, I think. I painted it with 3 coats of that, and then searched through my hardware stash (and yes, Cathy- I do have tons! I should take a picture one day and show you, but it’s rather embarassing how much I have!!). I kept the top knobs, and found some with a more nautical feel that complemented the original knobs well. They were the winners! Here is the dresser now with its new coat and jewels… I think it would be just perfect for a little boys nautical room, don’t you? And I will admit, it is still not my favorite dresser in the world, but I always do girly and more grown up, so I thought maybe I should do this one with a little boy in mind.
Ok, and now onto where I would like your opinion. Maybe you saw this project the other day over at The DIY Club.
Amy from The Idea Room created this headboard and used a Cutting Edge Stencil to add the painted detail. Emmy already has a bed I love, but the headboard is nice and solid and I think it would look super with a stenciled design…. I am totally drooling on my keyboard now, just as I look at Amy’s bed. The colors in her room now are pink, blue, and orange. So here is the question… what color would you do the design? Here are my choices:
1. Pale Pink like her walls which are Rosily by Sherwin Williams (might be too pale?)
2. Brighter Pink like her bedding
3. Orange like her vanity which is Orange Delicia by Mythic. (might be too much orange for me now)
4. Blue like her dresser which is Fairytale Blue from Ben Moore (This color gets my mom’s vote hands down!)
Here are a couple recent pictures of her room… I would love to hear your opinions! (And I know these pictures are not the best quality, but they were already on my computer and I am too lazy to go take new ones. )