The little dresser make-over…

I finally got around to painting the little,yellow dresser at the beginning of December.
 I decided I needed a little pop of color! Believe it or not, we had a our first “big” snow in Chicago the other day and by the next day it was gone! So now it’s just dreary out. Bleh. I think a bit of color just makes everything a bit more cheery.
 I  color matched to an old toolbox I have in my living room so it’s a custom color, but the closest color I could find in the was a Benjamin Moore fan deck was a color called Vintage Vavoom.
 For some reason, this photographs much lighter. I might have to play with my white balance. This is actually a really dark blue-green. Yep, I painted over the handles for now. I couldn’t decide, so I went right over them! I thought it might make it a bit sleeker. If I decide later to bring them back to their original state, I just soak them in boiling water with a touch of dish soap and the paint will come right off.
 I love how it looks against the white background.
 I put a pretty,rough cut linen shade on my lamp. I thought it looked perfect there.
I added some birds and nests to my little terrarium for a touch of spring.
I am ready to bring in some color!
I am also getting ready for the Pom-pom party!!
Love me some pom-poms!!!
:)  Jen
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Comments

  1. Beautiful color

  2. I love the color..
    I also like the handles the same color as the dresser..
    Beautiful job..
    Have a great week..

  3. Love the color. I would love to learn how to paint a piece of furniture. I have a dresser and chest of drawers I want to paint. Do you have a good resource I could go to to learn? I am ready for your pom pom party! Am having fun with pom poms – thanks for the idea!!!

  4. So very pretty!

  5. Your cute little dresser really came to life with its makeover. Love how it compliments the print hanging over it.
    Mary Alice

  6. I like it! Such a fun color and great little “pop”

  7. One word…gorgeous!!!

  8. Hi Jen,
    Wow that looks so pretty. I love the color of the dresser. That lamp shade one word ADORABLE!!!! Love it.
    Kris

  9. Love that color Jen!!

  10. Very pretty, love the way you set it all up. Great lamp shade.

  11. Great colour choice – and I like the handles painted the same shade!

  12. HOw pretty! The color of the dresser really brings out the colors of the large canvas! What does it say? Pom poms?! OH I love pom poms!! I made my niece a pom pom wreath for Christmas which she promptly put on her head and wore as a crown. She is so fun at 7 years old (plus the only girl in our extended family!) and loves all things princess. Since I made the bow and hanger out of a gossamer ribbon she decided it was to be her crown! and now I”m a bad blogger…. I didn’t take a single picture of it or her. :( But my big wreath should be presentable!

    Have a wonderful day!!

  13. I love all shades of blue and this shade really makes the dresser pop. The accessories complement the piece beautifully! Melinda

  14. Love the pop of color. Gray and blah outside here, too.

  15. Love the color, Jen! It looks like a totally different dresser ~ I had to go back up and look at the before again.

  16. Looks so happy now! Love your lampshade too! Happy New Year!

  17. Il turchese profondo è bellissimo, pura energia! Una magica trasformazione!
    Bellalullo

  18. Am I the only one who thinks the new color goes perfectly with the new bird print over the dresser? The dresser’s color brings out the blue in the print. I think the bird print pulls the entire corner together…with the terrarium’s bird and bird nest. Love looking at it…getting ideas for my house…

    Judith

  19. Oh how darn cute is that! I would love something like this with our house. But girl, you went BRIGHT! I love it. Especially the birds. I am taking all the snowmen down this week and bringing in some SPRING.

    Okay, one of my New Years resolutions is taking the time to leave more notes for my blogging friends! I always read posts in a reader and it makes it hard to leave a comment or two. But I do not miss a post! Love seeing the things you share and your lovely home. I wish I had more time to blog, but I work part time at our local library. I wanted to share with you my new blog, just opened this week…. http://www.brookekroeger.blogspot.com…. it will be for my vingage and digital work… including printables you might enjoy. I also have my home and garden site, http://www.creativecountrymom.blogspot.com. This week I am doing a look back to my spring garden.

    Hope to be able to connect more in this new year. I am spending less time on Facebook and gave up twitter and everything else. A girl needs time to create, decorate and GARDEN ya know!

    God bless….Brooke
    creativecountrymom@gmail.com

  20. Wow…what a beauty!
    Love the color!

  21. Wow Jen that is a pretty blue! Yes we need a bit of color in our homes this time around here.Not much sun but today I did see it!
    xx
    Anne

  22. That is certainly a pretty color. Well done!

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  25. It’s lovely Jenn! I have a hard time with certain colors too. Still have stuff to learn about my camera!

  26. I love the color you chose for the dresser. It is just gorgeous!

  27. I love it! And all your other touches. So refreshing!!!

  28. I love the color! What a great transformation! Have a great week.
    Leslie
    House on the Way

  29. Yup. You rock. True story :)

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