Now some of you may think that I ignore my children and search Craigslist day and night... some of you might be right... but only if there is a real furniture emergency in our house... or someone else's house... anyway- I love my kids alright?!
That empty nook in my family room corner had been bugging me for some time- and I finally found this inspiration picture in Pottery Barn Wall Decor Ideas (sorry, won't let me link) that got the wheels turning for me. I don't have that much space there but I liked the idea of having a tall dresser that would be seen over my chair and that could be a pop of color for fun- and I loved the gallery wall that came down the sides of the furniture and included all sorts of frames. So I put my little fingers to work on Craigslist and found this little beauty for $40! Really great accents and even nice hardware (sorry, got excited and forgot to take pics before I started!)
I actually liked the natural wood and I hate to paint furniture when it's so pretty already- but it wasn't going to match any of the other wood in our house and I wanted it to look like it was supposed to be different.
Now you may remember that I pulled my back about a month ago- this was during that time- and I had just gotten this baby and was itching to get it all done! So with frustration setting in I decided to do something I have never done before.... ok, well that is an exaggeration, I have done it before, but not on a big piece of furniture.... I spray painted it!! I went and bought some spray Zinsser to prime it and then went to town with the most gorgeous color of teal/blue you have ever seen! It was gorgeous- I almost shed a tear!!
I was doing a happy dance to get her into place once she was dry (takes a bit longer to dry when you spray paint something that big- stays tacky for awhile) and when I put her in the corner.... I wanted to shed another tear... it's a dark corner.... and the blue just faded to black:( She was virtually unnoticable!! how could this be?! All I could do was cuss and throw things around pick another color and repaint the whole dang thing. And it took a bit of time and thought- but finally decided to do an Annie Sloan color- Duck Egg- and distress it some since it takes hits from the boys anyway.
So here she is in all her glory and pretty stinkin cute I have to say...
See- I told you I would share my triumphs and failures on here- and although beautiful- sometimes things just don't look the way you think they are going to. And with that knowledge I always either keep my reciept or never spend so much that I will want to jump off the roof if I hate it and want to change it! Ha!
I hope you are all having a fantastic day- and not having to repaint anything!