7.14.2010

Go bold or go home. {my 1st time painting furniture}

2010 has been a year of branching out for me. I subleased an apartment in Chicago for 5 weeks. A city where I knew no one. I cut all my hair off. I still haven't gotten used to the new haircut. I bought a one way ticket to Chicago & will be moving there very soon. I can hardly wrap my mind around that one. All this from a girl that has pretty much played it safe her entire life. I am a creature of habit. Or I was.

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I have had this old dresser in storage for years & have had dreams of painting it. I decided that my entry hall to be would be the perfect spot for this dresser, and knew that I would have to overcome my fears and paint my first piece of furniture. I could paint it it my mom's yard in LA, or on my balcony in Chicago. I opted for the yard.

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So I sanded the dresser. My first time sanding furniture.

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And I applied a coat of primer. My first time doing that, too.

I thought about my typical color palette. A shade of gray, maybe a soft blue... But after reading endless design books & blogs, I thought about all those people that go bold with those fun pops of color. Could I pull it off?

I went to the hardware store yesterday and fell for a color that was a little bolder than I'd normally go. I was pretty much set on said color, but sent a text to my sister to confirm that it was a good choice. When I received the response of "oh hell yes" {I love my sister} I decided it was a go.

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Yes. I chose this color. So not me. Or maybe it is me after all.

Drawer pulls may need a coat of black paint {still debating that one}. I get to put the drawers in later today, and will post a photo once I have everything done. Or maybe I'll make you wait to see it once it's in my entry hall.

6 comments:

  1. Oh wow, LOVE that color…. Can’t wait to see it finished!!! :)

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  2. Can't wait to see it! Sounds like it's going to be fantastic.

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  3. can't wait to see ~ i personally love blue... so i am sure it will be great!

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  4. Awesome! You go, girl! I'm glad you are branching out; this new personality seems to suit you well. Love sis's text- too cute. Can't wait to see the final pic!

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  5. Just discovered your blog & was very excited to see that my blog was on your blogroll!
    Cant wait to see your dresser!
    sal x

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  6. oh rats! girl! what the h-e-double hockey sticks is up with the suspense?! i am the most impatient person ever! i want to see the end result! what is this ? a soap opera? I love the color! awesome!

    smiles,
    gina

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