Last week I started working on a new dresser. As usual, I first sat and stared at the piece, tossing around different makeover options in my head, then ultimately decided to paint it blue. I think I was on the second drawer when I thought to myself, "You know, just because you love blue and green, doesn't necessarily mean everyone else loves blue and green...maybe you really should try to mix things up a bit." Not even 30 seconds after that thought passed through my head, the guy who works in the space next to me glanced over, took one look at my latest project, and commented, "You're really into those blue and green pieces, huh?!" Well, there it was. Out in the open. I can't deny it any longer. I have a thing for blue and green. I proceeded to halfheartedly finish that dresser, deflated with the thought that I am totally lacking creativity and have fallen into a rut, but made a promise to myself...the next project was going to different! So, without further adieu, I give you...the YELLOW dresser!
I went with Annie Sloan's Arles, a deep yellow color. It's rich enough that it doesn't scream nursery, but soft enough that it doesn't take you back to the '70's.
Well, if I can't have a blue or green dresser, you better believe I'm going to accessorize with those colors!
Here is how the dresser looked originally.
The makeover process wasn't anything too out of the ordinary...paint, distress, stain the top...you know the drill.
The final touch was switching out the hardware to these vintage looking cut glass pulls from D. Lawless Hardware. They really pair well with the yellow hue of the dresser. Aren't they great?!
Whenever I see dressers this style, I try and snag them. I think the smaller size and classic style makes the piece so versatile.
I also love the ladder detailing on the sides.
So, does this mean I'm a convert, and am going to go on a yellow painting spree? Probably not! But, I may try to give that side of the color wheel a bit more love going forward!
Saturday: Life on Lakeshore Drive