We all make mistakes, right? Some of us eat two bowls of ice cream in one night and call it dinner (ahem), and others paint our furniture the entirely wrong color. Both of those are me, in case you were wondering.
I bought this old dresser on Craigslist months and months ago. The legs and the drawers sold me. I love the uniqueness of the frame and the story I felt this old piece of furniture told. After some sanding, it was practically begging me to paint it.
The only question was, what color? For some reason, I decided to paint this dresser blue. I cut Annie Sloane Napoleonic Blue with Old White so it wouldn't be the exact shade as the buffet table I painted.
This is me realizing that I had just made a huge mistake. Sure, the blue was pretty. But I knew almost instantly that it wasn't going to work in our dining room. We would have been swimming in fifty shades of blue.
After a few weeks of crying (this was real pain, people) over my error in judgment, I repainted the dresser in Annie Sloan Old White. We also took the wheels off of the bottom because one of us (Grahm) is a little paranoid about our hardwood floors.
It looked so much better.
I especially love the old drawer pulls.
The drawers are perfect for storing some fancy pants dinnerware. Now someone just needs to buy us some!
I painted an old window frame in the blue I originally used for the dresser and hung a wreath I made on it. I think it does a nice job of pulling in other colors from the dining room.
Moral of the story: Paint is paint, and you can always redo. But first you obviously need to drown your sorrows in ice cream. Stop by next week to see our full dining room reveal, where I finally get to show off the fabulous table Grahm made!