Friday, March 18, 2011

Finished the second quilt

Took me long enough right? It was all cut, I just needed to sew it together. I'm happy to be done with it and have the fabric out of my way! I used tons of zebra print for this one (per Ms. Thang's request) and I think it turned out well. The two really complement each other.

The room still has a long way to go, but I'm chipping away at it. It has been decided that the corner at the foot of the bed is Cutecumber's section, for toys etc...

and the opposite corner, beside the dresser will be for Ms. Thang and she is wanting a reading nook. Speaking of that dresser, remember how I made an awesome deal, trading my tall narrow chest of drawers, for long dresser yesterday? Well I could use some advice on how to redo it.

This is how it looks now:

I am wanting to paint it and add cute knobs. I fell in love with some from Hobby Lobby that my friend Crystal used to make her back-pack station. She is really awesome and should start a craft blog of her own (hint hint).

Beautiful right?! So imagine those or something equally similar on the dresser. Now for the hard part. Choosing how to paint it. The whole thing is solid wood except the very top piece which is a high gloss laminate to protect from scratches. It isn't impossible to paint laminate, but it's a lot of work. I'm willing to do it, but first, lets think through all of my options.

I really only want to work with these 4 colors.

1. turquoise- I'm willing to go lighter or darker, but staying in the same family as the wall color
2. natural
3. black
4 red
I could do white, but I ALWAYS do white. I want to try something different.

The easiest thing, would be to leave the body of the dresser natural and only paint the drawers. I I like this idea, but that natural color really looks yellow in the room and I don't know if I can make it work. I think I'm going to have to bite the bullet and sand the whole thing, primer and paint.

I still have multiple choices though. Painting the entire thing in one color or painting the body one color and the drawers something else. I've seen some with multiple colored drawers but I don't think I want to go that route. It's a little much for me, seeing as how I'm taking my first baby step away from white. I also like the idea of vinyl decals on the drawer fronts.
Here are just a few of the options I have:

And then there is the whole to distress or not. I'd love your opinions and ideas, but Ms. Thang will weigh in heavily with her opinion as well. sigh... This could take awhile.


  1. I vote for the top middle picture. I like that it maintains the integrity of the natural wood while incorporating the organics. With your talent, you could totally pull that off!

  2. One more thing - you did an incredible job on the quilts! They look amazing!

    Ok, I like - 2 more things. I'm also voting for the top middle so you're able to avoid "matchy matchy". (ms. thang rocks!)

  3. I like one and two, they would both look good. I know anything you do will look great when you are done.

  4. I like the dresser with the tree decals!!! And you can still distress the red part!!

    The quilts are awesome!!!

  5. oh i had a dresser that we redid ..... top was also laminate ewwwww..... we did a primer but it would always scratch we finally painted it and put a runner over it and called it good.

    i really love the second one. can't wait to see how it turns out ;)


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