Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Boys Blue Dresser Paint DIY

Hi Painting Friends!
I have so much old furniture in my garage
just waiting for a new do.
It has been so cold out there
I haven't wanted to go out and paint.
But there's no stopping me
from bringing this large dresser
in the house!
I'll just set up shop in my living room
and give this large chest of drawers
some personality for a boy's bedroom.
This is such a nice large dresser.
Black to begin with which is always a nice basic.
But Paula wants some personality for her son's bedroom.
Because it has a shiney surface,
I hand sanded a little all over.
After wiping it down
I double loaded my paintbrush
with gray and blue semi-gloss.
Semi-gloss makes such a nice brush on finish.

I also like that some of the black shows through slightly.
Then I taped off a stripe and brushed in some gray
across the top reds and blues.
I chalked in the numbers from a template
that I sketched and filled them in with black paint.
I like the simple design...
separated gray and blue brush stroke,
varsity horizontal striping,
and stacked number styling...
Great for a boy's room of any age.
Heck, I even like this personality for my house
in any room.
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Now that was fun!
Can't wait to be back posting about my next paint project.
I hope this gives you all some ideas
and inspiration for your own homes,
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Unknown said...

Love it - what a beautiful job - and adore that you put a little red in there!
Great job!

20 North Ora said...

Deb - Gorgeous - that would go in any room! Love the touch of red.


Feral Turtle said...

OOOOHHH This is so nice. Love the blue/grey paint combo you used! The numbers finish it off. I am not getting updates in my email yet. I am going to sign up for emails again. It's probably something I did wrong so I will keep you posted! Cheers.

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

What a great finish on the dresser with your dual gray and blue paint. So much personality. Any boy would love a dresser with racing stripes!


Heidi Lisa said...

Love it Debra! Can't wait till I can paint :)

Twice Nice said...

Adorable! I always love your techniques! The black showing through was a great idea.

Unknown said...


reFresh reStyle said...

I love it Deb! It would be great in my house too!

reFresh reStyle said...

I love it Deb! It would be great in my house too!

Anonymous said...

Hi! I just nominated you for the Liebster Award. Love your stuff.

Jenna said...

Love it! Haven't thought of using that brush technique before! Definitley need to try it!

Jenna @

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

What a great extra detail--love it, thanks for sharing.

Shari @ said...

That is such a pretty combination of blues and the design is perfect. Oops...I should have said "handsome combination." My apology to the young man. Handsome. So handsome.

Gretchen said...

nice! I love the little touches like the one red drawer and the green stripe!

Vintage Street Designs said...

What a fun piece! Fabulous job!!! :)

Allison @ The Golden Sycamore said...

I LOVE the paint treatment you did with the gray and blue. I'm going to have to try that technique sometime! I'm your newest follower!

Mrs. Sarah Coller said...

Very cute! I love the pretty blue and gray. I think it's funny that you have two signs behind it: "bikinis and trunks" and "baby it's cold outside". Must be an all-weather room! Ha! :) I'm hosting a Homemaking Linkup this weekend and would love for you to join, if you'd like!

Have a great weekend,
Mrs. Sarah Coller

Deb Hrabik said...

Okay, that was good. I hadn't even noticed! What makes it double funny is that the name of your blog is "Hope in every Season"! : )
Thanks! Deb

House Crazy in Michigan! said...

You have your own unique style of panting and it is always amazingly fresh. Another wonderful piece, as usual.

Small House / Big Sky Donna / White Oak Studio Designs / SW Michigan
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Shauna@Satori Design for Living said...

Love the Americana vibe. It's amazing what a little paint and time can do!

Peggy~PJH Designs said...

I love what you did with this piece. Love the colors love the stripe and love those feet! On the dresser that is. :-) Would love to have you join us next Tuesday at Transformed Tuesday. I know my readers would love to see your work. Hugs, Peggy

Debbie @ MeandMyDIY said...

Love it love it love it, as always Deb. You continue to amaze me with your painting talent. Sorry if I've already said that, but it's so true! I'm pinning this idea for my little guy's bedroom. His furniture is currently a natural wood color. Not really my style. If it could look the tiniest bit like this one, I'll be happy. By the way, just your clients tell you specifically what they want? Or do they just give you a general idea of what they're looking for, and let you take it from there? This one is a real beauty, as always.


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous dresser! You did a wonderful job! I'm pinning this!

Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

Deb Hrabik said...

On this custom order, Paula wanted me to use the paints she brought me from Dane's bedroom. I did bring gray into the blue for paint movement. She gave me liberty with the design. She liked the idea of simple color blocking. I thought we might go each drawer a different color. Tried that but didn't like it as well as the blue. Paula had rock star idea for colorful knobs!

The Honeysuckle Bus Stop said...

How adorable! Love that blue color. It truly transformed that dresser. Great job!

Unknown said... all the detail & numbers! Great job...thanx for sharing. My castle door is always open over at the Royal Blog! Tiffany

Christina @ Floridays Mom said...

Love it all! That touch of red, the mixed blue hues..its just perfect!

Kathy said...

Beautifully done! Love the blues and the black showing through. I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

Theresa said...

I love how this turned out! Thanks for sharing & linking up @ hope your having a great week!

Good Time Charlie said...

I am putting the finishing touches on my post, but I LOVE this dresser and I just can't enough of your amazing tips. Thanks for sharing, I am featuring!

Unknown said...

Thanks so much for linking to Make the Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill. You are being featured later this evening!
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend, and join me tomorrow night for Make the Scene Monday #60!