Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Silver Aqua Dresser

As I was standing in my daughter's room trying to decide what color to do her dresser, I just kept thinking that I didn't want to do pink or brown. Her room is in the pink/brown colors but, it's definetely not the typical little girl's pink and brown. As I was contemplating a better color choice, I look to the window with all the small panes of glass and see the aqua color in the pictures and know this would be such a fun pop of color for the room. It would make the brown walls just become a neutral and the brighter pink and aqua would make the room more "big" girl and not so baby
This is the antique dresser I bought on ksl. I got a killer deal on it and fell in love with the architectural details of the dresser. The top drawers are curved from top to bottom following the design of the dresser. So cool! The bottom two drawers bowed out from the middle to the outside. Love it!
I took out the antique mirror out so I could paint the dresser and took off the glass knobs off the top drawers. It was missing four of the original hardware knobs. I did find some replica knobs that matched really well with the orignal hardware.

After it was painted, I wanted a silver leafing look on the front of the drawers. I started by using contact paper and making my own design but, after two hours of tracing I started to exacto out my design and realized that the contact paper was not going to be worth my time to keep cutting out. It was disappointing yet, I found a really cool laser cut out that made my silver leafing easier.

The silver turned out so cool! Once the design was done, it was quite busy so I was excited to put the black glaze over the top to help tone it down. The glaze took off some of the silver which made it look vintage and unique. Love that!

The architectural details of the legs of the dresser are one of the reasons I love this dresser. You just don't see this kind of detailing a lot anymore. The black glaze accented all this great detail!
Here's the sneak peak into my daughter's bedroom where this beauty now lives!
This is the window/picture frame was the inspiration for the cool color of the dresser!
Here are the other fun things in the room. This is the growth chart!
The bed is going to be changed to a twin soon to create more room. She is using the spare bed from the last house. It's time she get her own little girl's bed.
This is her new kid's chair that I found for a great price and is her puppies new favorite spot.
This is her first dresser/desk. She needed a little more space as her clothes get a little bigger every year.
This shelf is hung from the ceiling and keeps her special items out of reach!
These are the knobs that I found that are replica antique knobs. I was thrilled to find some that match!
This is her heritage doll that was made by a good friend of mine.We gave it to her for Christmas last year. The jewelry peices are from my mother...who she was named after. She treasures this keepsake!
I made this lamp last year to bring more pink in the room and to mimic a dance tutu.
This dresser has such fun character and is such a great addition to my daughter's room.


Nichole said...

I really like how it turned out. Looks great!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

This is a fantastic room - so inspiring.

Unknown said...

I love coming back to this post! it's my inspiration for my little girl's future big girl's room! Stop by sometime when you have a minute!


Anonymous said...

May I ask what brand of paint you used? In what shade? It's beautiful. I have a dresser similar to that one, I've been thinking if repainting.

Invest Antiques said...

Really, this dresser is very beautiful. You did a great job. Thanks for giving your time to create this blog.
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Invest Antiques said...

Really, this dresser is very beautiful. You did a great job. Thanks for giving your time to create this blog.
Interior Design Ideas

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SHEILA said...

Hi. Absolutely Beautiful! What "Black glaze" did you use?


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