I wanted to share with you my first furniture piece of 2013. And this one I'm keeping :)
This piece was actually my childhood baby changing dresser. Before that, my parents got in from a neighbor so they're not really sure how old it is. But it had a lot of wear and tear.
My dad was kind enough to fix it up a bit before I got my hands on it. He had to fix the small wheels that were actually behind the legs, nail down the top, and re-level the whole piece. I love the original ceramic knobs and that all the nails had square heads!
Once it made it's way back to my house, I primed it with Kilz and then painted it with basic white trim paint.
But it needed some character. I used my trusty frog tape and a level to mark off two stripes over the knob holes.
I have never painted stripes before on anything, but I knew frog tape wouldn't disappoint. You simply put it on, then press down the edges lightly so the take is "locked down" from any paint getting under it.
I used a sample pot of ASCP I got at Haven. The color is Greek Blue. It's a very bright blue but I love it for an accent against the white.
I painted 1 coat on and then pulled off the frog tape before the paint was completely dry.
I love the way the blue stripes on the dresser look with the stripes on the bedding.
I love having a more substantial piece next to the bed.
To continue along with the beachy look, I added some simple accessories and a lamp that hubbs and I picked up a few summers ago on a beach trip.
Here's the Before Meets After!
One last look....
I'll be back later this week to talk about Home Goals for 2013! Boy do I have some big plans!