Thursday, February 20, 2014

BLACK DRESSER


Hi everybody!  How's your week coming along?  I know some of you are still covered in snow, but we've actually had a few days in the 70's this week, and it's been great!  I'm sure our winter isn't over yet but it's been nice to have a few days of warm sunshine!

Yesterday I remembered that I never showed you my dresser that I was working on a few weeks ago.  Actually, I just got around to styling it a few days ago and getting it ready for it's close-ups.  :)


Remember, it started out like this:


And then went bold and glossy, which I loved!


However, after living with the color for almost a year, I began to feel limited by it.  I really wanted to be able to use some of my blue and white pieces in that spot, and they did not work with the turquoise.  I also tried to move the dresser to a few other places in the room, which always put it too close to the green china cabinet, and it just looked strange. So, I turned back to my old stand-by...black.


As usual, I used a small good quality roller and a good brush for the corners, and Behr Paint+Primer paint in a satin finish.  I also sprayed a few coats of polyurethane on the top to help the paint cure faster and eliminate the tackiness that results from using latex paint.  I still left it completely alone for a few days, and waited probably 4-5 days before leaving anything on the top.


I'm loving how all of these colors play nicely together.  After collecting some blue and white pieces over the past several months, I'm wondering where it's been all of my life!


Just for fun!


The pulls that I sprayed last year are holding up beautifully, no problems at all.



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31 comments:

  1. It is luvly Jennifer. The way the blue and white pops off the black....

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  2. So pretty! I have some Lomonosov china I brought back from our Easter European tours, and the blue and white combo never gets old!!

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  3. So gorgeous! I love the blue and white with the black and pop of green (how cute is that hand BTW?)!

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  4. Loving it black the best! And that hardware is amazing! Gorgeous styling as always. :)

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

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  5. Love it in black too! Nice change and so well done!

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  6. I absolutely love the black and gold and the way the accents pop so nicely against it. Great job!

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  7. Love it and your arrangement is pretty too. always a fan of blue and white collections :) xo Kristin

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  8. While I loved the glossy blue, there's something to be said for the timeliness of black. Love the pulls too!

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  9. I love the original wood, but the black really stands out. Love the drawer pulls too. They almost have an asian flare!

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  10. looks SO good! I love those pulls too!

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  11. Wow! I love it in black! I loved the blue, too, but I totally get what you mean by being limited! I like how you added the blue back with the blue and white jars on top. And that green hand! Amazing.

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  12. Love them both but I do like the black with the brass, I have a blue washstand but have it in the entryway so I don't worry about it to much with decorating the other rooms.

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  13. You can't go wrong with black. And it really makes the hardware pop (which I love btw). Your blue and white looks awesome.

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  14. Love it, the look is classic as well as timeless!

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  15. Love it black and love the pretty vignette on top too!!

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  16. Classic black is always a favorite!! Your blue and white collection is growing :) and looks fabulous with it!

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  17. Always love black and the pulls look perfect too. Love the hand ~ where did you find it? :)

    xo
    Pat

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  18. I love anything painted black....great job and it looks beautiful with your blue...

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  19. I really did love it in turquoise, BUT the black looks so elegant and lovely. Understated but it picks up the color in the drapes and the pillows and is really nice against the leather chairs. Sometimes oldies are the best!

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  20. I love it both ways and I'm drooling over your collection of blue and white!

    XO,
    Krista
    www.goodwillglam.com

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  21. Love that black, Jennifer! It really looks great with all the colorful items you have on top of it right now. Congrats on being on the best of the blogworld list!!! I am going over to vote for you AND to see what other blogs are on the list too. It sounds like a good resource...so many great blogs out there.

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  22. LOVE the recliners - where are they from?

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  23. Love it Jennifer! And you vignette is super pretty! Wow, you really have that much patience to paint and repaint furniture!!! Love the black, I wonder though how long it will last?! ;-)

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  24. Your dresser is gorgeous. A timeless color and I love the hardware. The blue and white is lovely on top!

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  25. You know how I feel about black - it's so easy to work with in decor isn't it? I LOVED the blue version, but it looks equally fabulous in black with the gold pulls, and the blue & white does look great on it!

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  26. Beautiful! I love the black on your dresser. It's such a classic look and is a perfect backdrop for anything you display on top. Great job!

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  27. You can never go wrong with black, so classy! I've been wanting to add some blue and white to my life too! Love your collection :)

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