still no baby arrival! but i wanted to share a home project with you guys…a before and after (love those!)
one of the first projects i tackled after moving in was transforming this dresser. i knew it would be in our entryway – a place to hold scarves and hats and all those misc items we walk in the door with. because it’s the first thing you see when you walk into the house, i wanted it to pop.
here’s the after:
pretty fun, no? we totally love it. before i share the process of how i did it, i wanted to show you a couple of other peeks at what it looks like within the context of the entire space.
here’s the view from our front door:
it’s a very happy hello and way to enter the house. and we love the light fixture above – john found it at one of our favorite portland restoration joints called hippo hardware.
it’s old and funky and perfect for the space.
here’s a couple of closer looks from the inside of the house:
it’s a really fun and easy breezy project and can transform any space – i’ve seen all sorts of variations out there, including doing the same project but with fabric! in this project, i simply used vintage wall paper scraps that i cut into varying sizes, all square.
this photo shows all the drawers all lined up with some of the patchwork already done. to the right was my stash of papers i was using. i didn’t really have a plan. i just grabbed a piece of paper that i liked, cut a few squares, and then randomly glued them to the drawers using gel medium
once all pieces were glued down in a patchwork style, i went over the drawers with a coat of gel medium (gloss) so it would be sealed and easy to clean once dry. i then swapped out the pulls with some pretty glass pulls from home depot. last but not least, my dear mom painted the rest of dresser a pretty shade of beige (carrington beige from benji moore to be exact).
and that’s that! i’ve got many more projects to share but this is a fave. love the vintage, artsy fun of it all and it so nice to walk into a teal house and this be the first thing you see!
more soon – maybe the next post will be sharing the news that we had the baby (can’t wait for that one). by the way, if i disappear from this space for a few days, it’s because i’m having that baby, and will be back soon 🙂
Hi, I'm Kelly Rae Roberts!
Before I picked up my first paintbrush at the age of 30, I was a medical social worker. I followed my whispers and started playing with paint and everything changed.
Now I’m a full-time artist, author and Possibilitarian, who helps women explore and nourish their creative souls.
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