Dresser Do-Over: I Got my Teal!

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I mentioned a few weeks ago in this post that teal was my favorite color, but didn’t really have any in my house. Well due to some updating in our living room, I was able to at least get a teal piece of furniture! We had a brown dresser that I got in high school. With the new updates in the living room, it didn’t match anymore.


My son looking oh-so-happy to be photographed!
The dresser wasn’t in the room pictured above, but it’s where it was when I remembered to take a picture. :) I wanted to paint the red wall in our living room teal, but hubby was afraid that would turn into lots of painting (he’s probably right!) so he suggested the dresser.

About halfway through, I think he was regretting the suggestion. He even joked that my mom was going to punish us for painting such a nice dresser! Well mom, if you’re reading this, I hope you like it!

All decorated for fall…

A close up- we used the original hardware.

So what do you think? Or you more of a stained wood or painted wood person? I really love the teal against the white. I’ll show the rest of the living room soon. I love the changes we made!
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  1. I love this Kelli!! It looks great. What a difference a bit of paint makes. I have a couple items you could come and refinish for me if you want! :)

  2. That would be so very fun!

  3. visionary! i love how it turned out but was totally unsure how you were going to make it look THAT good!!

  4. I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!1 I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!1 I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously, it’s AWESOME!!!! I have 2 bookshelves I want to paint teal as well! i’m obsessed!!!!!! PS: i’m going to be on a blogging break in October but we should try to figure out something to do together after that!

  5. It turned out great, Kelli! You know I love me some teal!

  6. Aww thanks! Now go love on some babies. :)

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  7. Aww thanks Kelly! Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your break, and yes, I have still been thinking about something to do together! Pregnant brain has zapped me. :)

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  8. Paula Chaffin says:

    I love, love, love this!!!

  9. srodgers1969 says:

    It’s beautiful. I love teal and it looks really great with your red drapes. Lovely fall decorating too! Have a fabulous weekend.

  10. Gorgeous! Such a striking color. Thank you so much for sharing!

  11. Nice job!

  12. This may be my favorite make over. I love the blue/teal and the white makes it pop. Great job. Thanks for sharing on Sunday’s Best Linkup. Looking forward to seeing more of your posts.

  13. This turned out lovely! Well done! Love the color you chose! I would be so happy if join in on my Making Broken Beautiful this week and share this awesome piece! It begins every Thursday and ends Sunday! http://thecuratorscollection.wordpress.com

    Smiles for a great week!


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