Yep, pretty boring but it was going into a room in which I wanted a very clear contrast between the wall color (a bright Carolina blue) and the white furniture and bedding. I know, very basic design but it was our first house so you must cut me some slack. And that was before there were all these design blogs out there to inspire creative furniture make-overs.
The first step was to give the dresser a fresh coat of a white glossy paint. The color I chose was Summer Gray by Valspar which turned out to be a white with a tint of gray to it. The dresser was already pure white but it was a flat finish and over the years had just taken on a very grubby finish. It didn't help when the movers got their dirty little fingerprints all over it. But this time I was smart and decided to use a high gloss paint on the dresser, so I can wipe off everything left by dirty little paws :).
|The glossy, glossy drawers (really not so glossy in these pictures)|
|Lining up the taped drawer with the next drawer to mark off where the stripes should meet|
|All the drawers taped off and ready for the stripes to be painted|
Overall though I'm really happy with the dresser and just know that my boys will look at that dresser everyday and remember how much their mom loved them to make them such a stylin' clothes receptacle :). And I must say to my George Clooney dresser, you're looking pretty sleek and sexy, as always.
2 quarts paint: $21.13 (-$10 discount) = $10.13!
In reality, you could do this project with the tester sizes of paint. Maybe for the base coat you would need a quart if the piece is big or is going to need multiple coats, but for the stripe color you really only need the tester size. The one caveat is that the testers only come in a satin finish so if you want a glossy glossy finish then you'll have to get a quart of paint.
- Paint: $21.13
- Frog tape: $5.67
- Knobs: $26.80
- Brushes and rollers: free, already had them
- Total: $53.60*
Total time: 3 hours* (of which a good 1 1/2 hours was spent taping off the stripes)
*doesn't include the hours I laid in bed and thought about this project.
Stay tuned for more updates to Conner and Nolan's bedroom including new bedding for the boys and some new colors on the walls!