Girls Dresser Makeover
When my brother was a baby (30 years ago) he had a zoo theme nursery with yellow as the main color. Bright Sunflower Yellow. This dresser which apparently I had forgotten to take a photo of was it. It is one of those family heirlooms that keep on giving to the next generation.
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I knew yellow was not going to be an option in my daughters’ Parisian/Around the World theme.
So I painted it a deep chocolate brown and a crème color.
I had originally planned on a bird theme so I was going to make vines on it then mod podging some birds in the vine. But, one Eiffel tower led to another and a Parisian theme was born. Plus, it just works in both my daughters’ life. Romantic, dreamy, artistic, rugged and super fun.
The Parisian Room has three main colors, Crème, Deep Brown, and a pretty Aqua blue. I actually made an entire Pinterest Board for inspiration. It helped me keep a focus and gain new ideas.
Isn’t this blue gorgeous? Lowe’s sent me a free sample.
Do you see my stir stick? It is a popsicle stick – I love those things. I should write a book 101 ways to use a popsicle stick. They are great for stirring sample paints.
I had never drawn an Eiffel Tower before – it made me nervous. As much as I loved the Houston Oilers – I did not want a dresser with their emblem.
So, I made a test sheet on paper. I still didn’t feel comfortable so my sweet hubby had a scrap piece of wood, he let me have.
I roughly and lightly drew the tower with a pencil. It was a pretty easy tower to draw. I started out with a long rectangle, then a smaller one on top. After that, it was fairly easy.
Have I mentioned I love the Eiffel Tower? I went to see it in my high school days and remember eating chocolate ice cream on every level. Can you say “MY LOVE LANGUAGE!”
Then I just added details like X’s and bars on the observation decks. My daughter copied me in minutes on a napkin. I love having a daughter who loves to draw and picks it up without reservations.
Then I repeated the process on the dresser. Super simple!
What do you think?
If you liked the color of the dresser, go see the Pretty Painted Chair. It just makes me happy-happy-happy!
Blessings to you! You are loved!