Saturday, February 5, 2011

Just a Bit of Color . . .

Ok, so it's a lot of color! I have looked everywhere for a cabinet to put my television on. I wanted a piece of furniture, not just a "tv stand". (If you read between those lines it says that I not only wanted somewhere to put my television I needed some extra storage for some of my stuff). I finally found a dresser that I loved. Isn't the wonderful yellowish / white color with the gold trim just beautiful?!?

And, if you look really close, at the bottom you can see the lovely bow and flowers that are intricately added as detail and how nice and "clean" it was once the handles were removed. Although this piece was exactly the shape I wanted I have to admit it just wasn't quite what I had envisioned for my snazzy storage space to sit in my living room. No problem! First things first, goodbye bows and flowers! Just a little bit of filler did the trick. I primed it with Gripper (love this stuff - no sanding needed and it sticks great to slick surfaces). Then I painted it with the perfect shade of Yam from Martha Stewart. Only, it wasn't so perfect once painted. First off, the paint was really thin, definitely not my favorite paint, and the color was, well. . . yam. No so much what I had envisioned. I was so ready to get new paint and repaint that I forgot to take a picture of the not so lovely shade.

No more flowers or bows,

and it is now finished and sits so lovely and proud in my living room.

The color I finally ended up using was La Fonda Copper (the close up of the bottom detail shows the shade much closer to the true shade than the full picture) - exactly the shade of burnt orange I was looking for. I spray painted the original brass handles with ORB and now I am totally loving my new piece!

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Dayna said...

What a nice pop of color! What is Gripper? I've never heard of it.

Kirby said...

Love the color you chose! Very cute!

L Simonson said...

SUPER DARLING! LOVE the orange!!! I would love it if you pop over and link up to my Thrilling Thursday linky party @ Paisley Passions. This is fabulous :)

~Lori @ Paisley Passions

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Valerie said...

I love the color. You did an awesome job.

Jackie said...

I wish I had the insight you do

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

This rocked so much that I just had to feature it this week at my Hookin Up with HoH party!

Stop by and grab a button if you'd like!

~Allison @ House of Hepworths

Karena said...

Very nice, I have been looking for inspiration to paint a couple of finds!! Thank you!

Art by Karena