It had been way too long since I painted a piece of furniture. Some people go jogging to clear their heads, others create art as their therapy, I paint dusty dressers bound for the trash heap. (Partly because I only run if something is chasing me and I can only draw stick people. So there’s that. Haha!)
This dusty dresser I found for $60 on Craigslist was begging for a fresh paint job for months since we picked it up for Olivia’s bedroom makeover.
Isn’t it cuuuuute?! It had seen better days, but I just couldn’t get over those details and curves.
So I freshened it up for this month’s Trash to Treasure Tuesday. If you’re new to following our adventures around here, I join in with a group of thrifty bloggers once a month to share our latest flips. You can see their makeovers at the bottom of this post and our past makeovers here.
It looks fine in pictures, but it was pretty scuffed up and yellowed.
You can definitely tell in comparison to that one swipe of fresh white paint there.
It needed just one coat of Fusion Mineral Paint in Casement to brighten it up.
And on the carved details, I brushed on a little Fusion Mineral Paint Heirloom to tie in with the rest of Olivia’s room.
I’d never paint it like this if it were anywhere else in the house, but to go with the rest of her bedroom, it’s fun to paint a piece that doesn’t take itself to seriously. 😉
I made that butterfly shadowbox a few days ago too, but I’ll share the tutorial on that soon. This whole space is pretty much finished!
And so far, Olivia has been glued to this ballet barre ever since we put it up last week.
If you want to know about any of the sources we’ve used in this space so far, you can find them here:
- Wall color: Behr My Sweetheart
- Trim color: Benjamin Moore Simply White
- Area rug
- Butterfly terrarium
Now that this room is almost finished (just curtains left to put up), I’m thinking lots of snuggly mommy/daughter sleepovers will be happening in the near future. I’m soaking in every bit of time I can with my little girl until her only child-ness expires in October. Sooooo much bittersweetness!
You can check out the rest of this month’s Trash to Treasure makeovers here:
(Clockwise from top left)