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!!
1/23/2014 08:00:28 pm

I love it! Great idea to paint the hardware the same color as the drawers.

1/30/2014 08:22:43 am

Thank you Susan!

1/28/2014 10:41:07 am

Lol, I had the same thought as Susan. I really like the painted hardware. I'd love for you to share this at my link party. The very first one is this Friday, Jan 31st, at Hope to see you there!

1/30/2014 08:23:11 am

Will do Cori! thank you!


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    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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