Tuesday, January 10, 2012


Well, you've waited long enough.  I'll show you the new room!  The dresser took longer than we originally planned, so today is actually the first day I've had it all together.

I still have sheer white curtains ($4 at IKEA for TWO panels!) but we'll see if those get hung in the near future!  

Dresser Before:

Dresser After

We painted the room a medium grey, and replaced all the linens and pillows. We then painted the dresser and replaced the hardware. I found the knobs at Lowe's for under $1each - but they were gold.  So we sprayed them black to match the rest of the room. And last, but not least, we added the little lime lamp on the nightstand.  

My camera could not capture the colors of the room quite right, but the dresser and throw pillows are turquoise, the comforter is grey and white, and the coverlet is plum.  I'm kind of in love with it, and am so glad that Rob was on board from the start.  I had jokingly mentioned that I wanted to paint the dresser turquoise, and he didn't really respond - so I just figured I'd go with black.  Then I kind of made the joke again, this time with a link to a cool turquoise dresser I saw online, and he caved.  I think he's happy he caved.  I know I am!

So there it is!  Now what the heck am I going to hang over your heads to ensure you'll come and visit my blog again?  Any post requests?!

BDEM:  Getting my clothes back into the dresser.  All my clothes have been scattered for days on end, and being able to see the carpet again is fabulous.  I love a good, clean home.    

Weight -.6 (Total, -3.6)
Water: 40-ish oz


Snarr mama said...

I love the colors you picked! Great job!

Jodi said...

LOVE IT!! It's beautiful and serene and just the way a bedroom should look!! Great job!!

Bonnie Kopp said...

Melissa, it looks wonderful! I love painted furniture, but your Dad doesn't and I have had no luck getting him to cave so far, won't give up on it as I go into my retirement. I am seeing your work on my iPhone so I can't wait to see it on the big screen!

P.S. the dresser would look great with a little box from Tiffany's, I'm just saying....

Nicole said...

I LOVE IT!!! It looks so good Melissa.

Something Wilde said...

Lovely turquoise dresser! Fantastic!

Kendal and Alissa said...

Oh I LOVE it! That makes me want to redo my bedroom to. Come to the girls night tomorrow so I can hear the real details.

Deon said...

Your room turned out beautifully! I love the soft colors and the calmness of it all. My favorite pic is the second from the bottom--I think I spy the top of a little red head cruising through :D

BTW, is that a Simpel watch I see on your dresser? YAY!

Linz said...

I am not even kidding you when I say that today I was thinking, "I want to paint my dresser turquoise! I'm happy to see that yours turned out amazing! Not sure yet if I'll do it, but great work!!!

Maria said...

That dresser steals the show for me. FABULOUS!! How do you ever find the patience to do such a nice, clean job of painting? My paint jobs always end up a bit wonky. I'm gonna have to pick your brain for tips, 'cause our front door has been needing paint since we moved in...2 1/2 years ago. (Not that I'm gonna paint it turquoise...) ;)