Sunday, November 24, 2013

DRESSER MAKEOVER: HOT PINK

As few of you guessed, I did go with the dresser for this space. And I painted the dresser in HOT pink color and styled it with accessories that I had.
 This was the dresser that I had picked it from a Vintage store. I picked it for the size. And of course, the price. $10.
One early Saturday morning, I removed the drawers, dusted it, wiped it clean with vinegar and water. Let it air dry for few hours. I removed the knobs too.
Then in the afternoon, painted the drawers in orange color that was left over first from this project and then from this project. You might see them in few more project in future since I still have some left....
I painted the inside as well the outside except the front of the drawer.
Leaving the paint to dry, I painted the dresser in pink, in semi-gloss. When I mentioned to Mr. Tweaks about my plan of using a pink color to the dresser, he did not object to it. It did surprise me.
Before painting, I had wiped it clean, sanded it and then wiped off the dust. Two coats later:
Once the orange paint dried, I taped the inside of the drawer with painter's tape and painted the front in pink.
I let them dry overnight in the garage. Those blue crepe papers hanging from the ceiling? No, we did not have a party here. Mr. Tweaks taped them as a visual marker that lets us to park the car without hitting the wall. Not that I have hit the wall. Just a precaution....that's what he says.
Next morning, we moved the dresser inside. Sorry about the blurry picture.
I had this gift wrapping paper in orange and white stripes, which I cut to size and used them as liner for the drawers.
The knobs that came with the dresser were the glass ones. These are sold for around $3 each. And these were in perfect condition. I removed the screws and gave them a spray of gold paint.
And I soaked the glass knobs in warm soap water, gave them a nice wash and dried. And they looked brand new. The gold paint made a difference to the screws.
 The dresser fit in the space perfectly.
See the difference it makes when styled. Remember my painting that I found at the vintage store? It paired so well with the dresser.
 This is what we see from the couch in the living room.
 
I shopped around the house and picked few of these accessories; Books, the potted plant, the elephant and the lantern.
 Few more pictures:
 A reading chair would have been perfect for this space. But I am happy with this look for now.
The only expense for this dresser makeover was the paint.

And final before after picture for you all.
Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving!
Reshma

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30 comments:

  1. It looks great! The color makes makes it pop beautifully, and sits really well with the rest of the room!

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  2. good job on price and the output! inspiring!!!

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    1. Neelam, Thank you for always being there.

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  3. Awesome job Reshma. You should seriously start thinking of taking contracts :)

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    1. Thank you Ashwini. That's a nice compliment.....:-)

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  4. One of the best DIY transformations I have seen!! Fantastic job!!

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  5. Oh my! That is quite a huge change! Show stopper! My daughter would swoon over this. :)

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    1. Thanks Vidya. If I had a girl, she would surely have it for herself....:-)

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  6. I didn't know a hot pink dresser would look this good - but it does!! It's such a refreshing pop of color! The floral painting also goes beautifully well with the dresser and the accessories.
    P.S: I found your blog through "What's Ur Home Story" and I am busy reading all your posts....you have a great blog :)

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    1. Sarah, Even I was not sure the pink would look this hot...:-). And had a little doubt about having it in the living room but it worked out. And the painting does go well with it.
      Thank you for visiting.

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  7. Wow, I really like the pink and orange combo on this! And the corresponding stripes really bring it together. And although a reading chair might have looked nice... this provides some storage in a really attractive way. Can't beat that!

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    1. Terasa, I very much wanted a reading chair. Now I feel the pink brings in some color to room. Orange paint and the stripes wrapping paper was something I already had. So they got used....:-)
      Thanks for visiting.

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  8. I like how you used orange on the sides of the drawer and then inside on the striped paper! It's like a fun little surprise. I love it with the painting...looks very sophisticated!

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    1. Elizabeth, Thank you for your sweet comment. Just came visiting your crEATe....:-). Bookmarking you.

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  9. I love the color you chose and that it's so bold!!! Beautiful job:)

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  11. Ooooooh I want that dresser! Hot pink is my MOST FAVE color! Great job reusing the knobs and making them your own!

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    1. Heather, when I opened the paint can, I was hesitant to go with this pink. 30 seconds later, I started painting. I am glad, I did not change my mind. Even I like the knobs. Thanks for your comment.

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  12. Love, love, love! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features today at The Round-Up from Before and After Wednesday at The Dedicated House. Here is the link so you can check out your feature. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2014/03/the-round-up-from-before-and-after.html Hope to see you again tomorrow at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    1. Kathryn, Thank you SO much for your comment and for featuring me on your beautiful blog. I will be there with my link tomorrow. Thanks again.

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  13. Hello! I featured your post in my monthly blog series, Get Your Color On!. Each month I select a color, provide tips on how to decorate with it, and feature other bloggers with their projects that relate to this color.

    This month’s post is all about pink, so I featured your dresser because I love how it adds a touch of modern energy to your space. I especially like the combination of this with the traditional decor in the room.

    Feel free to grab a featured button and check out my post at Get Your Color On! Pink. Thanks for sharing your wonderful creativity!

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    1. Thank you so much for featuring my project on your blog. I am honored. Glad you liked the decor. Thank you for dropping by.

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  14. I loved your Tip Me Tuesday link this week. {thanks girl!} Would you like Tip Junkie to feature your blog post to over 200,000 creative women? If you upload this blog post into your Tip Junkie craft room using at least 2 images, 2 steps, and blog post URL then I can easily feature it in my RSS feed, home page, and all my social networks instantly. {squealing with delight} ~ Laurie {a.k.a. the Tip Junkie}
    http://www.tipjunkie.com/post/how-to-add-a-craft-room-project-on-tip-junkie/

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  15. Wow, hot pink is a bold choice, but you totally made it work in your space.
    Found you at Tip Me Tuesday!
    Kim @ pinspiredhome.blogspot.com

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    1. Kim, I was hesitant about the pink but then brushed aside thinking its just a paint, if I do not like it I can paint over it. Glad I did not have to drag the dresser to the garage.
      Thank you for stopping by.

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  16. Could you share with us the names of the colors you used? I'd love to try this myself!

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    1. The color is Glidden's GLR02 Very Berry. You can get it color matched. Please do share when you are done with your project.

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