My client had this beautifully detailed dresser that needed to dolled up for her little girls room.  I went to check out her daughter's room so I could get a feel for what kind of style is in there and what she wanted to accomplish.  There were already a couple of pieces in there that were a deep cream and very distressed and shabby chic like.  We thought it would be great to add some color to this dresser to pump up the style  a little  and play off some of the other colors in the room. The dresser had great details so I knew the distressing was going to be fun.  Instead of changing out the hardware, I decided to paint the hardware the same aqua blue color as the drawers.  I would normally get rid of these style of handles but I didn't want to go modern with this but keep a boho edge without going antique as well. There were no curves in the dresser but just enough details to get the feel of the style we were going for.  This is my new favorite creamy white, a Sherwin Williams paint, love! I also custom mixed the aqua blue color with 2 different paints that I already had to get the right color, not too light, not too bold.  Here she is!!
Playing a little catch up. I finished these two dressers just in time before I took off for a little winter vacation.  

This orangey brown dresser was very plain jane, but solid wood and good bones.  The client picked out a beautiful darker blue and with a change of the hardware, delivers a nice punch to the guest room.   Once it was painted, I decided it need a little more dimension and character so I glazed it with a mocha brown right after I did a light distressing.  Love the outcome and I would really like to use this color again. I tried out a different paint as well from our local hardware store, a paint made by Sherwin Williams.   


    Beauty on a Budget!  Former teacher turned furniture painter extraordinaire, who would have thought :) I live in sunny San Diego but more specifically on Coronado island, my fairytale home.  I love being a mom, wife, friend and entrepreneur.  Besides "Garage 36" I have been fortunate enough to own a business with Rodan + Fields Dermatologists. Helping people get the best skin of their lives and helping them grow their own business.  I really enjoy working from home on my terms and create my own lifestyle.

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