1.05.2010

Nursery Check List

Walls painted: check.  
Dresser re-vamped: check.  (98% anyways)

This past weekend Keith and I broke out a five-gallon bucket of blue paint we have had sitting around for the last four years.  We originally bought it to paint the living room, dining room, and kitchen in our first house and ended up having close to three gallons left over.  It was such a tiny little cracker box of a house and I guess we way over-estimated how much paint we would need.  So choosing a color for the nursery became very easy!

 Here is the nursery color in the dining room of our first house.

The next project was this old dresser:
I bought it and this dresser* at a yard sale years ago for $40 for both.  They're good solid pieces, but definitely needed a paint job.   Three coats of bright yellow later:
I started adding the infamous lucite hardware, but ran out of screws the right size, so we'll have to make a quick trip to the store before finishing this project.
Here you can see both the wall color and the dresser color.  It's definitely a bright yellow, but it makes the room so cheery! 

Next up: sprucing up the vintage chandelier I found on ebay!







*This dresser is undergoing another face-lift, thanks to your honest (and spot-on) feedback.  I've changed out the hardware and am working on a paint technique to give it a little more depth.  

8 comments:

heidi @ wonder woman wannabe said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks great so far! Love the way those two colors play off of each other. Very cheery for sure!

Sarah @ Dream In Domestic said... Best Blogger Tips

It looks awesome! I am so in love with the yellow dresser. I think that color and that particular dresser were meant to be. I can't wait to see more!

Miss G said... Best Blogger Tips

The blue is a wonderful color! What a steal on those two dressers! I like the yellow a lot. It has a great shape too. You're making great progress! Kelly

Bridgit said... Best Blogger Tips

Painting furniture ...did you just prime it and start in w/ the yellow? My bedroom furniture is old ...but I want to keep as my parents gave me ...thinking of painting ...but it scares me - hhaha!! bridgitgatlin@yahoo.com

Ashley @ Decorating Obsessed said... Best Blogger Tips

Super cute! I'm a sucker for yellow furniture.

Melissa said... Best Blogger Tips

It's looking just great! We have almost the exact same dresser in my nursery painted cream-- it was a thrift find years ago.

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said... Best Blogger Tips

I LOVE THE YELLOW DRESSER. I'm sorry for yelling at you, but I'm dying over it. If I ever have a child, I feel like I would be doing him/her a disservice by not having a yellow dresser. And, I will let him/her know that Britt gave me the idea.

micah @ the yellow front door said... Best Blogger Tips

love it! i am thinking about painting my bedroom dresser yellow... what paint color did you use?

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