Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Fresh Paint in the Master

No, not on the walls (I still love our silver paisley wall paper, which might be a record for the oldest thing in our bedroom!), but on a few furniture items. Mainly this dresser and a mirror.

I still want to eventually find a lower dresser for that side, but for a short term solution I repainted it to coordinate a lot better.

You are probably asking yourself one of two questions:
Doesn't that look familiar?
I don't even know what the dresser looked like originally, so who cares?

Originally I brought the dresser home for $15 but got a lot of old peach and gold paint and  my thumb sliced open in the bargain (long story, but I can tell you I now have an extreme distrust of bungee ties)

My original makeover was a cool grey paint with the Brockhampton knobs from Anthro. It looked great, but was too much grey for our new white/cream/navy scheme.

A bright white paint and a semi gloss finish makes it feel clean and sophisticated now. A much better fit for the space.

The brockhampton knobs were super cool before, but with a little playing I figured out how to open them up and change out the fabric. 

I actually just covered over the plaid with this canvas so that down the line I can go back to the original fabric if I like.

I also painted a new oversized mirror. It was a WAYYY bigger job than the dresser because I always completely remove mirrors from their frames. Just taping and then painting is fine sometimes, but you may notice that when you look at a mirror you can see a bit of the back of the frame reflecting along all the edges so I think it is important to paint the back as well for the best finished product. And let me tell you, this mirror weighs the equivalent of a hippo!

The mirror is actually one of 7 I brought home from an Ethan Allen auction I went to a few weeks ago when they moved to a new location. I was the only bidder and got them for $10! I think I'll put one in the living room at Lexington as well, and you'll love some of the other treasures I bought for it at the auction (which have some how settled in other rooms of our house, funny how that happens). 

I painted it Wheat Bread which I think was from CIL. A nice blend between beige and grey, and it ties in well with the map on our dresser without being too matchy.

The sheer height and scale of it really ups the glam factor.

Two other Lexington purchases that have gotten awfully comfy here are these Urban Barn orchids. I got them the weekend all accessories were an extra 50% off so they were only $16 for both. Can you tell I like to arrange things in couples?

I am really happy with how things have been transforming in here since the start of the year. It is kind of feeling more and more like the calm and soothing hotel suite I never want to leave on a good holiday!

When I get the funny face I know I'm doing something right, so that's a prize unto itself!

If you have been working on a transformation as well please link me in the comments! 


Kim @ keller-creative said...

I love the knobs on the dresser and those great EA mirrors! I just finished my screened porch transformation. I love the new feel of it!

Anonymous said...

LOVELY PICS:) I really like your blog and I want to follow, do you have twitter or FB??

If you want some swedish decor inspiration, you can check out my blog:)
Have a great week.

LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se

Laura from Top This Top That said...

those mirrors!! Bargin of the century!!

Tiffany Larkin said...

I'm working on my master now. At this point I'm trying to find everything I need. Your room is very nice. Love it.

lulusparkles said...

looks lovely! so inspiring....did you make or purchase the large map canvas on the nightstand? i love that idea

Vintage Home said...

wow looks great!...you smarty with the knob switcharoo!...It does seem like a 5***** hotel!

Irishdrums said...

I love big mirrors. I finally bought one at Ikea last month and we pulled my dinky Corolla apart (well moved the backseat) so we could drive with the mirror in the back. I have the mirror in my bedroom too and it has a white frame as well. It was not $10 (I wish!!) but I do love it. Nice having a big mirror in the bedroom for checking out the outfit before starting the day.

L.Duncan@Home23DuncanBoys said...

That deal on those mirrors is unbelievable! man, I wish I had that kind o luck! I've been working on my living room Stencil, painting the door, new fabric..etc!


katt said...

It all looks great,I have a similar dresser I wanted lower too
so the legs were cut,now it's perfect.

Holly and Sean said...

Thanks so much everyone, specially those of you who linked! I have been ohhing and ahhing over everything tonight.

Maria, besides blogging I am not a big internet girl so I don't even have facebook, let alone pinterest, twitter, etc. Sorry! It would be really fun to stay connected on those sites too but I would never get around to getting out of my PJ's.

laxsupermom said...

The dresser looks great! Love the mirrors - I can't believe what a steal you got on them! Thanks for sharing.

28years said...

Too funny - when I saw the before and after of the dresser I was like, "No WAY did she get rid of the plaid!" .... I should have known better ;) Looks great. Love your extra pops of color lately.

28years said...

Too funny - when I saw the before and after of the dresser I was like, "No WAY did she get rid of the plaid!" .... I should have known better ;) Looks great. Love your extra pops of color lately.

With a little imagination-jodi said...

Hi Holly, where do you find the time!? You are one very talented lady...I believe you not only inspire me but soooo many others. We are budget renovators...DIY's currently working on our Laundry/Powder room, we are slowly (now in our 10th yr) extending & renovating our house.


Pam said...

I love all the changes and the dresser looks fabulous. Maybe I missed this but where did you get that huge map and did you mount it on canvas? I'm in love!

Pudel-design said...

Just so pretty!
And your little girl is a cutie;)

Lovely greetings...


decoguy said...

I love how the room looks. it has an elegant yet clean and sophisticated look. I love what you did to the knobs on the dresser, changing them to a cream colour was a good look to the overall dresser. how did you do that? was it a different fabric that you changed or you painted over it?

Cindy @ Creating at Home said...

I'm in the middle of renovating/decorating our bedroom with yours as my main inspiration! I love how you added a touch of manliness with the map. Is it on canvas? I wonder where I could find something like that. :) Also, your mirrors are awesome! What a deal, eh?

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