Wednesday, June 26, 2013

PEACOCK TAIL BLUE DRESSER


Almost a month ago I filled you in on my plans to break up the brown along the window wall in my living room.  Well, the work is finally done and after hardware dilemmas, waiting for chosen hardware to shipped, and weeks of being away I finally have it ready to show you today!



Just to refresh your memory, here's the before that I showed you last month when I was trying to decide what color to use.


And now:


I was trying to branch out of my go-to paint-everything-black habit, and I came across this piece from Jenny on my Pinterest Furniture Inspiration Board.  That's the beauty of Pinterest.  It allows you to explore options you may never have imagined!




I picked up this frame from the 80% off aisle at Hobby Lobby.  The cut out design was perfect for layering in front of the window.


On a side note,  I tried something different when arranging this space, but with my sister's input decided that the mirror blocked too much of the view outside. I might try it again in the winter, though, when there's nothing green outside to look at.


I used Behr High-Gloss paint and the color is Peacock Tail.  The color doesn't read exactly right in the photos, but it's a really deep turquoise with the tiniest hint of green.  For most of the piece, I used a small trim roller and then my Purdy paint brush for the nooks and crannies   I'm pleased with how smooth the finish turned out.  I also used my trick of applying a few coats of polyurethane to the top only, to seal it up faster and cut down on the curing time.  This time I used the wipe on gloss poly, and it stayed tacky somewhat longer than the polycrylic that I used on the china cabinet, but I still think it was better than leaving only the paint.


My Instagram friends helped weigh in on some hardware choices, none of which were quite right.  Believe it or not I couldn't find one thing that worked from Hobby Lobby, my go-to hardware source.  Finally I found these at Lowe's, but they had to be special ordered.  They only came in bronze and silver, so when they arrived they got a few coats of Rustoleum Metallic Brass spray paint.  I love the variation in shape and they are a bit more hefty than a tradition ring pull.



I will say that I am finally coming to a place where I am happy with my living room!  Rather than looking around at things I want to change, for the most part I'm pleased with what I see.  And my husband says Hallelujah to that!  Not that there aren't a few projects still spinning in my head...



One more...here's the before and after we all love to see:


Happy Wednesday!  

42 comments:

  1. Big fat YES! It's stunning! Love the difference in before and after. And I really think that I will have to buy that hardware too! Let me know how the gold paint holds up on them!!!

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  2. that is a world of difference! quite amazing! and the hardware looks awesome!!! amazing choices!

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  3. Oh I am in love!!!!! The color is SO gorgeous!! And the hardware - worth the wait! And the styling! And…and…and…..you are amazing, you've done it again Jennifer! That pop of blue is SO pretty in your living room, and with the brown leather. The whole combination is really lovely together.

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  4. Looks so great! I LOVE the hardware and the styling of the table. Oh- and the color of course!

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  5. LOVE the dresser! The drawer pulls that you chose are beautiful! Where did you purchase your curtains?

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    1. Hi there! I made the curtain panels. The fabric is Waverly and the pattern is "Tucker Resist" in ebony. This is the sun and shade outdoor fabric, but I believe they also make it in a linen mix called "Williamsburg" I believe and it comes in several colors. Here's a link
      http://maryjos2.reachlocal.net/fabrics/ebony-sun-n-shade-coll

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  6. Oh I just love it. What a great job!!! Makes me want to paint some furniture :)

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  7. Hello! That is just stunning. The whole walls looks amazing with the fabric and painted dresser. You have a vision that most of us really don't have.

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  8. The color and hardware is gorgeous Jennifer :) You must love it!! xo Kristin

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  9. Did you add gold to the base of the lamps? What did you use?

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    1. Yes, they were silver originally. Just the same Rustoleum Metallic Brass spray paint. Sadly I think Home Depot has phased it out, but the Metallic Gold is very very close.

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  10. Absolutely stunning! I'm in love!! What an impact it's made. That hardware is perfect too. I'm inspired!

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  11. That color is the PERFECT choice, it looks great with the leather chairs and the god hardware against it stands out so nice! Love it, may be copying for my client! :) And your styling, top notch, of course!

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  12. Love the color and LOVE the handles you chose and the color contrast between the brass and the turquoise!! Once again - spot on!

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  13. It looks fabulous!! I adore that color and it makes your living room look so inviting!!

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  14. I love the blue, it looks so great between the brown chairs....and the hardware...totally worth waiting for!

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  15. WOW! it's stunning! love the gloss, the color, the hardware!

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  16. That color couldn't have been more perfect! Breaking up the brown was the perfect decision. I don't want you to be done with your living room!

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  17. The blue is wonderful. I would never have thought of that, but it looks amazing. Hugs, Marty

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  18. This is so beautiful!! The peacock blue is so striking against your draperies. The way you styled everything is just lovely too!

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  19. I love what you did with that! So lovely :)

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  20. Beautifully done! Fabulous style all around!

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  21. Beautiful! It looks amazing, and the hard ware looks like it was meant to be! I think I may need something blue in my house soon.

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  22. Jennifer, I have been searching for the perfect blue green color for a console table and I think this is what I've been looking for. Forgive me if this question has already been asked...Can you use spray poly or do you recommend brush on. Thanks for your beautiful blog!

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  23. I love how it turned out ! Beautiful and works good with your curtains !

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  24. Absolutely gorgeous! I'm pinning! Have a great weekend.
    Leslie
    House on the Way

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  25. I love the bold blue color you went with. Just perfect.

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  26. I love this piece! The color is perfection, and the hardware was worth the special order! What a great statement it makes in your room! Well done!

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  27. Congratulations on being featured at Miss Mustard Seed Furniture Feature Friday for your great transformation on this chest! It DOES make such a big difference in the room...just great!

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  28. I came over from Miss Mustard Seed, that chest is amazing, as is the room.

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  29. Wow, it looks amazing! I'm a huge fan of that color, I've done several pieces in it myself. Great makeover!

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  30. Gorgeous!! I love the color! Amazing what a difference it makes! That stump end table is awesome too!!

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  31. I love your dresser! The entire room is gorgeous! I recently added a stump table to my home too.

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  32. Gorgeous dresser! I love the color you chose to paint it and the way you styled it :)

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  33. This turned out great! I love the shade of blue that you used. I have a mirror that I want to paint blue and this color is perfect. Love the hardware too!

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  34. Every room needs a pop of color and you've pulled it off just right. It looks great! I have a few pieces I want to re-do...but no time! How about a wknd trip to Miami? ;)

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  35. So beautiful-I'm pinning an image right now! I hopped over from Thrifty Décor Chick :)

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  36. It's gorgeous! The hardware is perfect, and so is the color.

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  37. Your living room is beautiful and I love the bold blue and layering of frames

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  38. I love the dresser! I'm curious as to how the painted drawer pulls are holding up. Have you had to retouch the paint at all?

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