Saturday, February 27, 2016

Dressed Up Dresser

There is nothing I like more than finding something old that is badly in need of a little love ... especially if it can be a new functional piece of furniture in my house!!  Last Christmas we got a new - bigger -TV for our bedroom.   Since then I've been looking for just the right piece to serve as theTV stand.  I had a few requirements ... it had to have completely straight lines - the top could not overhang the sides.  It had to be between 50" and 60".  Fortunately, I found just the right thing!

I used my Caromal Colours paints and mixed to make a custom color turquoise - then  'washed' it with a darker teal glaze.  I painted the hardware too - I didnt want it to stand out.    I used elements from an 'all over wall stencil' and just picked the parts I liked best.    I wanted the white to be a 'whisper' and not appear too bold.    I'm really happy with the results.   This was an inexpensive IKEA cabinet and a thrift store dresser.   I painted a the IKEA pieces before I assembled it -- much easier!  One more probject  DONE!!

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