I wanted to share one more project I finished recently before going into full holiday decorating mode. :) In Las Vegas we’re furnishing the master bedroom with a bed, end tables, window treatments, and also a dresser we inherited from Matt’s grandparents.
We hauled the dresser all the way to Las Vegas over the summer where it sat in the garage for a few months. It’s a solid piece and perfect for storing clothes in the larger bedroom so I gave it an update to suit the space. I want this room to be soothing so I chose a shade of pale gray green for the walls, Glidden’s Quiet Light. I have a crush on all things tropical this year, so I also brought in a palm tree print from a photo I snapped in Hawaii and had enlarged on canvas (details below.)
Since it’s such a large piece I liked the idea of having it blend into the room and not overpower the space with too much color or strong contrast. I’m a fan of all shades of green so I painted the exterior a barely grayish greenish white (Morning Mist) and the trim around the drawers a soft olive green (Dried Basil), both by Benjamin Moore. Their Advance paint is a favorite of mine for furniture and kitchen or bathroom cabinets.
Here’s the dresser before it was painted:
The facelift included lattice trim around the drawers, two shades of paint, and new hardware, I just love it reinvented and repurposed in this space!
I used 1½” lattice trim from Lowes cut it with a miter box to trim the edges of the drawers. I attached it with Liquid Nails held down by a few small paint cans until dry, then filled the edges between the trim with spackling and sanded that down smooth.
I followed the same technique I always use, spray priming the drawer fronts for a smooth finish then rolling on primer with a foam roller on the high use horizontal surface with Zinsser Cover Stain.
Like I mentioned above, I painted the exterior Morning Mist and the lattice trim on the drawers Dried Basil by Benjamin Moore. I purchased new pulls on Etsy a few months ago, I gave them a coat of gold spray paint which doesn’t show up so well in the dresser pictures but I do love the shape of them.
I took this photo in Kauai under a palm tree at the vacation beach cottage. It’s wonderful as is, but I wanted to remove the blue skies and make it more tonal with neutrals and dark green.
I imported the image into Picasa and played around with the Cinemascope and Saturation tools.
I also changed some of the colorization in Photoshop Elements but didn’t grab a screenshot of that. I uploaded the final version to Easy Canvas Prints, that was it!
Here’s a view of the other side of the master bedroom empty …
I hung window treatments over the weekend, and soon it will include these too …
I’ll share sources when it’s complete! …