Friday, May 4, 2012

May's Project: Paint a Dresser

One of the things on my 2012 Home Goals list was to finish Chloe's room.  A few weekends ago, my  husband picked up this dresser at a yard sale for $30.  It also came with a large mirror.


Chloe's favorite color is yellow right now.  So, of course she wants in painted yellow.  I plan on picking up a free quart of paint at Ace tomorrow.   New knobs will also update this piece.

I'm thinking about maybe trying some homemade chalk paint, made by mixing my paint with unsanded grout.  Has anyone used this technique?  What did you think?


Source: bhg.com via Suzanne on Pinterest

I wasn't sure how I felt about yellow, since her room is aqua and bright pink right now.
This is a little sneak peak at what Chloe's room looks like right now.  I kind of forgot that she already has yellow in the chair fabric.


 I also like how Ange used yellow and aqua in her daughter's room.  I think it will good in Chloe's room too.

Of course, I had to check Pinterest for some more yellow, pink, and aqua combos.  There are some pretty pictures of this palette.







I'm linking up to Lisa's Before and After Party.

15 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i have done the diy chalk paint- did it on emmy's bookcase. i used plaster of paris and it worked well. can't wait to see this dresser- i love its shape! i think my project might be a dresser, too, but i am not sure yet.... better decide!

Maury Kilgo said...

It's a very cool dresser and I think it would look awesome in yellow! Can't wait to see how it turns out. Is there a coupon for the free paint?

Starr @ The Kiefer Cottage said...

When you get your free can of paint, ask them about the base they're offering. When I got mine from Ace a few weeks ago, they only offered the neutral base and some colors don't work as well mixed with that. Anyway, love the yellow! It would be beautiful.

Also, I've used DIY chalk paint made with calcium carbonate. I like it just fine, although I have to admit I've never used the real stuff.

charmaine said...

It's going to be pretty in yellow. My daughter's room has the same color combo - aqua, pink and yellow. I love it!

Tiffany said...

What an awesome find! Yellow and aqua is such a fresh combination and it will look great with pink.

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

I'm such a fool for yellow, I always think it will go with just about anything (c: And that dresser is *awesome*, go hubby!!

Lisa @ Trapped In North Jersey said...

I love yellow, I am kind of obsessing on it right now. I think it would go great with the aqua and pink!

Laurie said...

I am thinking yellow will be great. Love the lines on the dresser.

Carol-Anne (Use the Good Dishes!) said...

My living room is lots of pink, yellow an aqua and I just love it!

Can't wait to see how it works out!

Holly said...

I think the yellow will be so pretty in Chloe's room. And that dresser is a great find - I like the shape of the feet. Have a great weekend Suzy!

Shelley {Crazy Wonderful} said...

Yellow will look awesome in there! I tried the DIY chalk paint on Izzy's nightstand, and it worked really well.

Ange said...

DON'T do THE Grout! STOP! It turns out more like chalkboard paint than chalk paint. I did my little guy's dresser in it and I hate it. I just bought some plaster of paris at HD yesterday and am hoping to repaint his dresser with that.
The yellow and aqua will be lovely together and great dresser for $30! Looking forward to this next room coming together!!

Kellie Collis said...

These are gorgeous! Love the colour palette you've used. Have a fabulous weekend, Kellie xx

Lisa Scibilia said...

First of all I can't believe that dresser and a mirror were only $30 - total score! Second I think yellow would be gorgeous - a big pop of sunshine in the room!! Love it paired with the other colors in Chloe's room. I did try the unsanded grout homemade chalk paint and I highly recommend mixing it in small batches - whatever is leftover hardens like crazy and is hard to use later. Thanks for linking this project up to before & after - can't wait to see how it comes out!!!

Jessamie Vincent said...

G's room is aqua and yellow and we love it! It's so easy to add other colors like pink, orange, or green to that combo!
http://www.birdandbranchredesign.com/2011/08/start-to-finish-combo-room.html