Sunday, June 19, 2011

She's caught the painted furniture bug.

Happy Monday! Still no decision made on a camera and I'm dying without one. I forgot just how much I used it! I keep finding things that I want to take a picture of to share with you.. frustrating but hopefully I'll make a decision soon!
It was a bit of a quiet weekend. The weather is just not cooperating this spring for us here in PEI. I still haven't been able to put away my coats and sweaters!
My sister Julie has caught the painted furniture bug. Possibly from me? She asked me to go check out this piece for her at Coulson's to see what I thought.


I told her to definitely go for it. With a a little elbow grease, sanding, a fresh coat of paint and new hardware, I saw it's potential right away. Plus, the price was right which always helps!
She got to work this weekend sanding and cleaning the piece. Today she planned to fill the holes and give it a good coat of primer. Next up is the big decision. What color should she paint it? Should she play it safe and go with a classic white or go with something unexpected to add a bright pop of color in her living room? The walls are a soft green-grey and she has a lot of white/cream accents.
Here are a few of my favorite painted pieces as some inspiration. They aren't all dressers but I just couldn't leave them out!


Source: houzz.com via Jane on Pinterest







Source: google.ca via Jane on Pinterest




And wait a minute.. do you spot that pair of pineapple lamps? I think I could find a spot for those in a hurry. I guess I'm off to Coulson's today to check them out!

16 comments:

  1. That is a FANTASTIC piece! It has so much potential... and it really could look fabulous in all of those colours! Can't wait for you to share more of it in the future!

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  2. Oooh, exciting! So much potential. I think going with some sort of turquoise shade would be fun, from the sounds of her room!

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  3. I noticed the lamps right away!! Looking forward to seeing what your sister does with this. :-)
    abby

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  4. Great colors I am always afraid to try but once again more motivation from blog land!

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  5. I love a good makeover. Can't wait to see what colour she picks. I'm voting for the pale, pale aqua or the bright spring-y green.

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  6. That is the piece is the perfect candidate for a paint makeover. I always have the hardest time deciding what color!?!?

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  7. This piece is a perfect candidate for a makeover. Can't wait to find out what color your sister decides to use!

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  8. I like the image where they used it in the entryway - I'll have to keep that in mind. And I also love the red one. Looking forward to seeing the update.

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  9. What a fun find. This is such a cute piece - I am sure it will look great! Good luck on your camera search :)

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  10. Great piece! You've got me hooked on the stark white painted furniture, but that powder blue picture made me stare a few seconds longer! Can't wait for a picture of her 'after.'

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  11. oooh hurry and get those pineapple lamps, they are gorgeous!!

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  12. I just pinned that dark gray dresser the other day--I'm in love! Can't wait to see what she chooses:)

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  13. That will be fab painted!! I think a soft colour would be gorgeous!

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  14. Oh great. Now you've made me want to find a piece to paint and I'm out of room!!

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  15. Love all of the inspiration pictures you posted-- I just finished painting a little side table myself (I chose green, in case you're wondering) and now I can't wait to start another one ;) Can't wait to see the dresser when it's finished... I think any of those colors would look fabulous!

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Love hearing from you! Thanks so much :)