Monday, January 21, 2013
This could be my favorite dumpster dive makeover yet!
You all know I was so apprehensive when I popped open that can of paint,
but I'm so happy I went for it!
One of my favorite blogging friends, Jennifer at Dimples and Tangles, inspired me. She has
injected stylish, and lively doses of color throughout her home in the most unique ways.
Remember the surprise I mentioned...we're doing a double dose of green reveals for you
today! We've both been plugging away on our dining rooms forever and she's been hard at
work on a Craigslist hutch makeover in Behr's Pine Scent here. I'm always blown away by her
projects and should also mention she's the all-time sweetest! We haven't seen each others
redos yet! Also, since we're sharing green transformations, I ran across this fabulous redo
in Benjamin Moore's Emerald Isle by Kelly at A Swell Place to Dwell here.
Last year when I showed you my brown dining room and the plans for updating
I listed a few elements I wanted to include...color, pattern, rug, art, and a more modern look.
I love that the updated dresser, turned buffet, gives the room a fun punch of color and
a modern feel, but works with my traditional pieces, farm table, and
the Craigslist chairs I painted and reupholstered.
That was a long intro...I'll just get to the photos...
Remember last August...I saw it on a sidewalk....
Mr. Simple wheeled it home for me...uphill
...thank you, hon!
I think the IKEA hardware makes the modern statement I was going for.
More details about how I achieved the look in tomorrow's tutorial.
I framed an abstract black and white fabric, it helps balance the black shades and
adds a little edge to the traditional crystal lamps and ornate French mirror.
I used polka dot wrapping paper to line a lucite tray for a fun whimsical touch.
A favorite personal photo, old books and an orchid.
Did you know the top was laminate? Yep, you can successfully paint right over it,
with a few simple steps!
A mix of pillows I made, white bunny fur and a large floral paired with
the Vermicelli on the head chairs.
The color, Behr's Precious Emerald, adds some pizzazz, but still looks rich.
I'm most excited about all the different looks that this piece will lend itself to,
along with my neutrals in the room the possibilities are endless. I can't wait to host Easter!
It's been a fun project and I hope you're inspired to pick up an inexpensive piece
of furniture and try your hand at painting it a BOLD color.
Tutorial and details coming tomorrow, and don't forget to visit
Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles here, and
Kelly @ A Swell Place to Dwell here.