Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Chest Before and After

 Thank you for all the e-mails and comments from yesterday's post.  It was a wonderful project and the rest of her house is looking just as good, I can't wait to share!  It will be a while before we can answer the questions we received, and we can't share everything in fairness to the client, but I can give a quick answer to what seemed to get the most inquires...the chest.  I have good news and bad news.  

The bad news is the chest is not available from a store.  It is an old (cheap) piece the client had but no longer fit her aesthetic.  
The good news is the chest is an old (cheap) piece.  While these clients did lots of DIYS, we had this piece professionally sprayed, which I generally prefer because it looks so good.  
Originally we had discussed painting the chest all gray but as the room progressed it was clear that would feel to heavy.  However, the rest of furniture we were using in this room turned out to all be white, even though it was not a set.  I wanted to break up that "set/matchy" look and that is where the different color drawers were pun intended.

Oh, one more thing while we are discussing the chest, the hardware is the same as before, we did not buy it separately.  I never tire of seeing what a little paint can do!


charmaine said...

I actually have the same old piece from pier1. They still sell it at my local pier 1. I believe it is called shanghai dresser. I love the new and updated look! Makes me want to paint mine!

(Eileen) a creative day said...

It looks so great! Such a fun room, thanks so much for sharing. Lucky client :-)


Unknown said...

That is amazing - I love it even more now!

p-l-a-i-d said...

This looks great! Thanks so much for sharing!

Unknown said...

Great paint job on the chest... I love the nursery..

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Laura Trevey said...

Everything looks so peaceful and soothing ~ a perfect feeling for a nursery :)

3 Peanuts said...

I love that chest!!!! I am trying to see what the hardware is though and it is touch to tell. beautiful work, Marianne:)

becky said...

Love EVERYTHING about this room! Your taste and mom's combined worked wonders!! Where might one be able to get something professionally sprayed locally? Would appreciate you sharing any info! :)