this post is in collaboration with Behr as I'm part of the Behr DIY Expert team, I was provided product for this post
I had a dresser that was begging for a redo, and it’s perfect timing because I knew it would look great in one of the Behr 2016 Color Trends – I love being a part of the Behr DIY Expert team for fun projects like this! And bonus, today’s post is a GIVEAWAY – yep, you could win paint, for a project redo of your own (more info on that on down…) – – I just love my Coralette Dresser Redo:
I think it turned out perfect, just what I imagined in my mind:
My tip for a quick makeover on a dresser – change up the color of the drawers. It’s an easy project, and it really gives a whole new look. This is the 3rd time I’ve redone this dresser! The first time, I painted the base of the dresser white and the drawers a light green to match the baby nursery’s walls. I don’t think I ever got a picture of what it looked like before then… But I really loved it in the nursery. Well it’s a little on the small side, so as I upgraded to a bigger dresser for my kiddo, I then FOILED the front of the drawers using just regular foil from the kitchen – it was awesome (although the picture isn’t great) and I used it in my craft room. Well, when we moved the foil got a little banged up and torn in a few spots, as to be expected. So it was time for another redo – I went with Behr Premium Plus in Coralette, and it’ll be perfect for our guest room! All the while the base stayed the same – see, easy way to get a whole new look.
Let’s dive right in – – I pulled all the foil off and washed the fronts of the drawers because they had glue residue on them.
Then I busted out my 2016 Color Trends and settled for sure on Coralette (it’s what I thought I’d go with, but you never know). It’s a perfect orangey-peachy-coral.
After the first coat I left the drawers to dry inside the garage and apparently our puppy couldn’t resist a little taste?!!
So I painted a second coat and let that try as well. Then I attached new handles on – – hardware can be pricey, but it’s so worth it!
Then I topped it with a few cute things I’ve been collecting, like bedsprings to hold wildflowers…
And a bunch of ampersands that I’ve apparently collected and didn’t know it…
If you caught my periscope (I’m @sugarbeecrafts over there) tour of my craft room, you’ll remember I kept a white wall in there just for photo shoot type of things – that’s where I was able to take pic of this dresser – just open my door and let the natural light in 😉 – – my view from the porch:
And you’re now really wanting to get your hands on some Behr ColorTrends paint of your own, right?! Well, here ya go – good luck in the giveaway below:
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[email protected] says
I love that color so much – I actually bought a quart of this, too. You are convincing me to use it asap.
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Marty Walden says
Love the color, Mandy!
Mandy that dresser is absolutely gorgeous. I love that color! And of course the way you styled it is perfection xo
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Mandy this is absolutely gorgeous!! <3
Christina @ The Frugal Homemaker says
Oh Mandy! This is amazing! I was just considering doing a 2-toned finish like that on a dresser and I think I have decided for sure now! The coral is amazing too!
I’m really diggin’ the charcoal plum.
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What did you use to paint it? Sponge roller? Brush? Or did you spray it?
Mandy Beyeler says
with previous layers it had been painted just with a brush, so that’s what I did again. If it were the first time painting it, I might have attempted to spray it, because lately I’m hooked on using a sprayer. But brushing really goes fast when it’s just drawer fronts.
I want to buy a sprayer. What is the brand and model of your sprayer? I don’t know much about them and it seems like you’ve had great luck with yours.
This is so seriously gorgeous that I squeaked when I saw it! I’d love it if you could stop by and link up with us at Best of the Weekend. So pretty!
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Katie @ Upcycled Treasures says
This color is so much fun and it looks super pretty! I had no idea you could foil drawers so I’m definitely going to have to check out that post next 🙂
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