Color coordination doesn’t have to be hard! Check out how I started with a piece of fabric I fell in love with and built my plan around the colors it provided!
Supplies I Used
- Paint colors of your choice: I used DIY paint in Letterpress Gray and Vintage Linen and Dixie Belle’s Caviar.
- Sealer: Dixie Belle’s White Wax
- Fabric in your choice of colors: I found mine in the clearance section at Hobby Lobby and saved $$$
- Furniture hardware or knobs: click here for my choice!
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A little history
I purchased this dresser over a year ago and she was stripped of her hardware and painted an ugly green with swirls!
I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do with her, but this dresser was in great shape but very ugly and I knew I could change that!
In the beginning…
I knew I wanted to stick with a neutral theme and I had every intentions of not making this too feminine!
My first thoughts about painting, was a white or off-white color with a gray undertone.
I wanted to stay away from any beige or yellow undertones, just my personal preference.
With that in mind, I started hunting first for the fabric.
I wanted to learn how to line my drawers and since I planned on keeping it neutral I could go a little wild on the inside!
Thankfully, I didn’t have to look far to start the color coordination process!
Luckily there was more than 4 yards of a beautiful blue-flowered-sturdy-very colorful (need I go on) fabric in the clearance bin at my local Hobby Lobby.
Unfortunately I had no idea how much fabric it would take and I was just learning what a fat-quarter was, I bought it all!
I ended up with enough fabric to do two dresser!
Now I have enough fabric to redo my small standing jewelry armoire!
Looking for the “jewelry” for my dresser
I headed straight over to the knob section at Hobby Lobby with my fabric and started searching to see what was available that would go with my color coordination.
This hunt took me a little longer, initially I had three set of blue knobs picked out that I knew would go with this fabric and that I liked.
click below to see my diy video
Paint colors and Sealers
After looking this fabric over closely, I decided gray would be a great color coordination choice!
I applied two coats of DIY’s Letterpress Gray to the entire surface and drawers.
Finally, I applied Dixie Belle’s White Wax to the entire surface once the paint cured.
I had every intentions of going back over with a dark or black wax in the corners and details but I was already in love with the look of the gray with white wax.
Depending on the lighting, it reminded me of the 70’s acid wash jeans.
In other lighting, it was a light grey with a whimsy-style shimmer.
Either way, she was telling me she was done!
For the top of my dresser, I painted her in Dixie Belle’s Caviar and applied three thin coats of clear coat.
Now that she has had 30 days to cure my new-to-me dresser is in her new home, our bedroom, and being used daily!
For added protection and decor style, I keep a large wooden gray tray on top of my dresser as the base for my vignettes.
And that is it!
click below to see my diy video
My New-to-Me Dresser Blog Posts
Wanna see how I lined my drawers with fabric? Click here!
Click here for how I added decorative moulds to my drawers
Do you love Harlequins? Click here for how I peek a boos to my drawers
Check out how I color coordinated my new-to-me dresser! Click here!
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