Back in 2008, when I was pregnant with my little bit, my sister Heather moved back to Texas for a year and lived with us. When she moved back to Seattle, we traded out furniture. I got the Ikea armoire, and she took the men’s antique dresser/closet.
The armoire as been sitting naked since then. I am not a fan of naked furniture. The armoire will not make another move, so I finally decided to add a little color.
Here is a picture of the before.
I use this cabinet to hold things that need to be easily accessible to my girls.
Here are a few shots of the after.
We had to rehang the doors, and I hose to go with a muted silver hinge I found at Walmart. Pair that with the simple black knobs from Ikea, and I think it looks pretty darn awesome.
I like that when I removed the tape for the stripes, it shows a little of the original wood color. It gives it that rustic look.
I am very happy with the results, and it has motivated me to paint a few more things in the house.
On the list is an old cedar chest, and a chair that I painted years ago, that needs a redo.
Some people take pictures, while some paint on canvas. I have always felt most creative when I am painting furniture.
We have lived in our new home since June, and I am still not done with the entryway. We rent, so a part of me does not like to get too attached in case the home is not available again in a year.
When we first looked at this house, I immediately fell in love with the entryway. Since I have been married, none of the homes we lived in had one. You would open the front door, and immediately be in the living room. This entryway was screaming for some bright and cheerful that screamed Necole!
I had an old dresser and an idea…
I painted the dresser a mint green that my mom used in her laundry room. As you can see I need some drawer pulls. The dresser also needs another coat of paint and and then needs to be sealed.
I have since finished my picture wall, and once this entryway is completed you will get to see!
This is not a great picture, but I do not have a wide angle lens. When I get my iPhone 5, there will a panoramic view!
I have loved this dresser for so long, and I have finally found a perfect color for her.
Still to complete
- Buy two thrifted chairs and paint them.
- baskets for shoes
- Hang pegs for keys, purse, etc
- Have picture of girls printed on canvas
- Add a set of old lockers
- Make a runner rug for hallway
I just hope I can get this done soon to enjoy how awesome it is going to be!
This fabulous old dresser.
Is going to equal one awesome piece of furniture.
One drawer is painted, and the color makes me so happy.
Now if it did not feel like it was 150 degrees outside, I would get some more done.
My entryway is slowly but surely coming together.