Tuesday, 7 April 2015
Wallpaper and Gray Dresser
A new piece to share! This is part of a trio set which is solid wood. Great vintage furniture. I love it. I was very indecisive about what to do with this piece. I knew I wanted to do something a little more unique, but I wasn't feeling all that inspired.
During this time of quiet contemplation, Mr. Chuckles and I repainted a good portion of our house. We went with a soft gray and also updated a geometric feature wall we have with some new colours. It all turned out great (although it took the better part of a week). One night, exhausted on the couch I was admiring my living room wall paper when I Eureka'd that it would look great on the dresser.
I still had a little bit left over from wallpapering the living room and decided to put it to use. I first sanded and primed the drawer and then cut the wall paper so that the pattern was continuous over the three drawers.
I painted the opposite side of the drawers with a mid-tone gray that would pull the gray out of the paper. I used chalkpaint as I wanted a soft romantic feel.
I painted the wrap of the piece in a soft gray, it pulls a little white in the pictures, but it is a very soft gray.
The original wood hardware was painted in the same soft gray as the wrap and protected with satin sheen polyacrylic. I hand buffed the metal fastners to a soft gold.
The gray lines on the wallpaper has a lovely soft metallic reflective sheen which isn't remotely visible in this picture.
This is a before of the matching tallboy as I forgot to snap a before of the six-drawer.