Tuesday, July 10, 2012

the great dresser experiment

When I spotted a little dresser at a rummage sale a few months ago, I  knew it had potential. It was cute and small with dish knobs and spindle legs. And I wanted to paint it hot pink..

You should know that my husband and I are both designers. So when we make a home design decision, it often involves a discussion, research, and a compromise. In this case, the compromise to my hot pink was a berry tone--between pink and purple.

I was inspired by a cobalt blue dresser (via design sponge) And after sanding and painting, I have such respect for those who do this on a regular basis.





































We had a lot of fun looking for hardware. Lee found antique porcelain casters (decided to use for a future project). And after hunting through bins of antique hardware, I found a set of six chrome dish knobs at Art and Architecture. One of my favorite things about the piece.




































We mulled over three paint options, and decided to go with Benjamin Moore Mulberry. Because I primed in white, it took three coats, spaced 16 hours apart (400 grit light sanding in between each coat.)

Its the perfect way to hide toys in our living room. And at $62 it was affordable too..


vintage dresser


10

sander/sandpaper (already owned)



0

brushes



12

primer (from a  previous project)



0

quart of paint



25

knobs @ 2.50each



15




total


$62


In the end, I love the color. It adds cheerfulness to our living room don't you think?

Shared today with the Summer Pinterest Challenge at Young House Love, Censational GirlBower Power, and Ten June. Thanks for visiting! And be sure to check out the comic book banner I created for last Fall's Challenge..

12 comments:

  1. That turned out lovely! Nice work. :)

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  2. Oh, I LOVE the color! Pink, without being too prissy. I will definitely have to remember that color in the future.

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    1. that is a great way to say it! a non-prissy pink. thanks :)

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  3. Beautiful dresser, loving the berry color!

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    1. thanks, we're really happy with it!

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  4. Oh.. my favorite. I love a fresh coat of a different color paint on things. It makes it like new! Wonderful job.
    xo

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  5. Such a great idea and I LOVE the form of this dresser! Great job!

    MyersMaison.blogspot.com

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    1. I was really drawn to its simple lines and nod to mid century--it made it easier to paint too. thanks!

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  6. I love it! Thanks for leaving a comment on my mid-century side tables! :)

    -Bonnie @ Revolutionaries
    www.revolutionariesblog.com

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