Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Bold blue

Two years ago I bought an old dresser at a yard sale.  It has served well as a TV stand and we even took out the top 2 drawers for the cable box and DVD player (Chris drilled some holes in the back for the cords).  This week I was doing some other painting and I thought maybe that could use a fresh coat of paint too.  Just thinking of the paint colors I have already I thought maybe it would look good the same blue I just painted the kids bathroom cabinets.

Anyway, are you ready for a before and after picture?

Here is what it looked like BEFORE.  It was a cream color and the paint was pretty shabby and chipped.



And here it is AFTER:

Let me know what you think?.........   So far everyone in the family gives it a thumbs up.


Do you spy someone watching?

Emmy follows the sun


Here's the view to the other side of the family room /kitchen:


these little coasters I thought were so cute, found at Urban Outfitters last week:



 And also in the room the new blue pitchers that are a similar color to the dresser now......





One more time, here is the before and after:

Sharing at Treasure Hunt Thursday:




and the Before and After Party:





16 comments:

Amy @ Five Kinds of Happy said...

Lovely! It really brightens things up. Also loving the Nelson NZ print!
xAmy

Bonnie said...

I love that pop of color - it looks great!

Stephanie said...

Very stylish and a great color. Keeps everything very neat and uncluttered.

Pamela said...

I love the change Anna!! Great color!!

spoutingmytwocents said...

Great redo! Love the use of the first drawer for your equipment. Good job.

Rebecca said...

Love that color, it looks great in the room! And---I LOVE your wood floors! (yup, I'm a nerd like that, I notice those things!)

The Far Fifty said...

I really like the green and blue together, looks great!

Decor & Harmony said...

Great pop of color it looks nice in your space!

Between Blue and Yellow said...

Looks beautiful, and I love it next to that green chair :)

Robin @ Happily Home, After said...

Definitely add my "thumbs up" to the vote. Great blue color and a nice pop against the green chair. Nifty Norwegian style plate you picked up at Urban Outfitters too. I'm a big fan of green & blue combo ... I shared a green credenza with navy inserts this week at POWW.

Robin
happilyhomeafter.blogspot.com

oops! said...

I also have my thumb up to the blue! Your room is looking good!

Cynthia said...

I love it in that colour! It looks great in your home!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that color is divine, anna! and paired with that funky green- awesome! :)

Erin said...

Oh, so lovely! Such a great sophisticated turquoise.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Love love love your newly painted blue dresser. I almost bought one today but passed it up. Now you have me rethinking... I'm going back first thing in the morning. Wish me luck that it is still there :)

Van said...

I'm loving the idea of using a dresser as a tv stand, this came out gorgeous. I shall definitely be on the prowl for something similar to replace my temporary stand :)