Something Old, Something New, Add A Little Gray Too!

Decorating colors have changed over the last few years and so has my own personal taste of color.  I still love lots of color but now I prefer paler shades for Corals, Yellows and Pinks.  It all started when I put up Gray and Cream Buffalo Check curtains. Then, the need arrived for some more Gray accents in my existing furniture. Here's what my coral dresser looked like before. This needed to be toned down.

I was so pleased with how the Gray looked. Take a look below at how nice it looks now.

This long dresser was one of my first pieces I ever painted and so I wanted to keep most of the nostalgia, but I needed to get rid of the Green colored drawers and replace them with Gray. Here's the dresser before. The middle and top right hand drawers just had to go!

It's fun to see how just a couple of changes can create a whole new look that goes better with the current decor. Here's the dresser showing the two shades of Gray I painted those drawers.


Now it was on to another dresser that had three colors I just didn't care for anymore. Take a look...

Here is the end result with the 2nd, 4th and 6th drawers painted in three different tones of Gray.

Since I bought a Restoration Hardware black headboard and footboard and painted Blue I haven't liked the look of our night stands being Blue too. That's a lot of Blue in a row and it needed a new look. Here's what it looked like with all the Blue.

 I painted the night stands Gray and the end table next to it a darker Gray. I like them so much better! What do you think? Take a look!

The last two items were the end tables next to our guest room bed. When I painted these tables three years ago these were two of the Chalky Paint colors that I had. See how bright and busy they were.

This is the welcome change result...

If you are looking around your home and you wish you had a new updated look, just re-paint your existing furniture and it will change the whole feel and it is fun, easy and affordable to do! Paint on!


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