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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Simple and Simply Blue

I love colored dressers and the color blue. If a piece doesn't "speak to me" like the pink and white chevron dresser, I usually opt to paint the silent piece blue. It's my fave; soothing, sincere, comfortable, constant, playful, and fresh. Fresh like water, not fresh like, "are you getting fresh with me?" 

The only thing I would do differently is maybe stencil a design on the drawers to give it more character and texture. 

This is what the dresser looked like before (thanks, Rebecca!):

First, I primed it with Zinnser water-based primer which is a huge step up from the leftover drywall primer I have been using. (Zinnser primer has an oil based primer too, but I wanted water based...I'll get adventurous and try oil-based one of these days. I heard it's great!)

Second, I painted 3-4 coats of Color Place (the Wal-Mart brand) Timeout Turquoise in semi-gloss using a mini foam roller brush (also from Wal-Mart) and that was it! No sanding or anything. 

Color Place True Turquoise
Mini foam roller from Wal-Mart

One last look:

This baby will be at the Fall Festival in Cameron, Missouri on Saturday (October 20th, 2012). I'm so totally excited for it! 

Thanks for looking!


  1. This piece is gorgeous! That's one of my favorite colors. I'd love to have this piece in my home. I'm going to look around your blog for a little while. P.S. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog! :)


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