Monday, September 19, 2011

A New Project

I got this dresser a while ago and really thought it was too nice to paint... but then I cleaned it up for a potential buyer, realized it had too much damage, and decided to paint it, and figured my 'go to' color 'antique white' would be the way to go.





So I started in on it today, a first coating of Kilz white primer applied.
Then I decided, since I thought I would distress her a bit where the details are to bring them out, to add a paint I got from the Oops Pile at HD for $2.  It's a blue/green.  I also put it down the center of the drawers/fronts thinking I might sand a stencil there [thus it would be that blue green].





This detail, isn't that nice?


So now that I see it with this Blue/Green Oops on it... I kinda' like it.
What do you think?  
Finish it Blue/Green with some distressing?  
Or go over the Blue/Green with antique white and distress it back to the Blue/Green?

I gotta' figure out what to do about new hardware [the missing ones are truly missing], and also if I can get these metal detail thingamabobs off to paint under them.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ang- Love the blue green. What is the width and how much will you ask for it? I have a really nice spot I might like to put it. Let me know. JEnny

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

I'm liking the blue. Go with it:)

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

I love that blue/green and I love the idea of distressing. I love white furniture above all others so I think you should now paint it the white and then distress it so the blue/green comes through. That blue/green is a gorgeous color! I can't wait to see how it turns out!

~Shanon

PS. I saw your comments on Jennifer Rizzo's blog and decided to come and check you out :)

The White Farmhouse said...

I like the blue green color even for an oops paint. I would paint the whole thing the blue green then go over it with a watered down stain about the same as the original color. Use that to accent the details which are great. I'd paint the metal details an dark bronze color and get some dark bronze hardware. Great piece! I can't wait to see how it turns out!

Thanks for stopping by! Now I am off to read more of your blog! It looks wonderful!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Oh, yes, that is a good color! What a transformation.