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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Circuitous Stories and Shades of White

Tuesday, September 14, 2010
A couple months ago I spied an adorable dresser at the Good Will that I decided I needed for my guest room, which lacked a dresser.  My husband thought I was crazy and dragged me from the store to high tail it to piano lessons with the girls.  Their lessons were across the parking lot and it was quickly becoming tradition that we stop by before or after lessons.

After lessons I decided I REALLY needed to go back and buy it. I had visions of painting it and maybe adding lovely new knobs.

Then it sat in my guest room for a month or so until I rearranged my daughter's room and decided it really would fit in her room better.  So I swapped dressers. . . and continued to talk of painting it--but never actually got around to it.

Fast forward a couple months.  Lisa and I have embarked upon House of White and I find myself at the Good Will looking at yet another cute little dresser, also with a mirror above it.  By this time, my husband is all on board and actually finds it before me and calls me over. I love the shape, the turned detail on the mirror supports and legs, even the aging on the edges of the mirror.  So, of course it goes home with me, even if its stay will not be permanent.


It took some time, and two trips to the paint store to decide on a color (though really it is only ever a choice between some shade of white/cream-white/gray-white/blue-white we're talking about here).  In the end I picked two colors.  This is were I am going to be phenomenally unhelpful, because I don't remember the cream color name, BUT it was a lovely creamy white and Sanibel Gray, a pale slightly blueish gray. Sanibel Gray is a Valspar "Seaside Retreat" color, but I had my favorite local paint store mix it up in a satin acrinamel paint.


After sanding and priming it, I gave it a coat in the cream, then topped it with the gray.  Then I took the hand sander to it and gave it bit of an aged look, thinning it in a few places so the cream paint showed through in spots and the wood in spots. I had planned on buying cute knobs, but after seeing  Layla  (of The Lettered Cottge) paint her knobs, I decided to give it a try. I like the subtle contrast of the cream knobs and gray/blue finish.



So what does this cute dresser have to do with my daughter's dresser?  Three months later and I think I have found a color to paint it. Hopefully three months won't pass before I actually get around to doing it!



12 comments:

Between Blue and Yellow said...

Such a cute little piece! You made it look lovely :)

JoLynn said...

So pretty! I love that dresser!

Katty said...

I loved your words too much and the way have worked but I was missing some snaps of that work which would have been great to be understood. Anyway, thanks for sharing.

Katty@ white painted furniture

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