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Painted Dresser: Grays Harbor {the perfect blend of navy + gray}

Before we moved to Montana we got rid of all our furniture so we didn’t have to haul it across the country and put it in storage. We slowly have been accumulating more but our master bedroom was in bad shape. Like this bad. It’s embarrassing, I know. Clothes in plastic storage bins and not a whole lot of organization, as you can see.


So when I came across this dresser at a garage sale a couple of weeks ago ($40 and it was SOLID, real wood) I bought it.

dresser before

I knew I wanted to paint it a navy gray, if that’s such a color. Navy with gray in it basically, so I searched through my fan decks and thought Grays Harbor SW 6236 looked perfect.

grays harbor by sherwin-williams

It was exactly what I was looking for and love how well it compliments the wall color so well.(Castle Path by Behr)

painted dresser after

I was going to buy new hardware, I even filled in the holes with wood filler but when I started looking at prices, I decided to just spray paint them. I used Rustoleum Nickel.

dresser after

A huge improvement and difference in mood, compared to our jumbled mess earlier.

color combination for master bedroom

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Painted Side Table: Arugula

Our living room is pretty neutral right now and is in need of some color. I have blues, greens and yellows in some of my décor but need another “pop” of color to add to our neutral walls. (We painted them Accessible Beige by Sherwin-Williams.) I thought this table would be perfect.

little stand

I decided to go green. I looked through so many different shades in my fan deck, I didn’t want anything sagey or lime, or too bright. I thought Arugula SW 6446 looked perfect.


I used Sherwin-Williams Harmony paint in semi-gloss and it went on great. I usually use ProClassic, but my store was out of the quart size for this shade so I decided to try this.

green paint

It went on beautifully and it’s the perfect “pop” that our living room needed and a great accent color for our walls.

little side table

Accent color for neutral walls

I am almost done with my dresser and picture frame, I will be back tomorrow to share my progress and paint colors I have been using to add more color to our home. I hope you have a great day!

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End Table Makeover for our Playroom

We are getting soo close to moving into our house. My husband is finishing up the kitchen and I have been tackling the playroom trying to put our toys into a semi-organized state.  I painted an old end-table I found at a yard sale last summer for the playroom and wanted to share it with you today.

My inspiration came a “you are my sunshine” plaque my mother-in-law gave to my girls a little while ago. My youngest at the time had to have this song every night before she went to bed, it reminds me of her so I love it, and especially love the color combination of the yellow, turquoise and coral. So when Sherwin-Williams released their color of the year for 2015, I knew I wanted to incorporate it into our playroom. They were so kind to let me try a gallon of their Pro-Classic paint in Coral Reef, and I love the results.

playroom end table makeover

I was so excited to get working on it one night, I forgot to take before pictures. I know it’s an awful picture, but you get the idea of how it looked before it’s makeover. Pretty plain and ugly. And the blue painted carpet and mess in the background… so glad that’s gone.

end table before

I gave it a couple of coats of Zinsser Primer, sprayed on a couple of coats of Coral Reef, put the hardware back on ….

before and after end table makeover

And here it is, so much happier.

If you are looking for a perfect Coral, I think you will love this color, not too pinky or orangy, really a great mix. I am excited to show you where else I am using it in our playroom.

2015 Color of the Year

Are you signed up for Sherwin-Williams Paint Perks? Here is a video I received in my e-mail on how to incorporate Coral Reef into your home this year. Plus, geto 30% off your purchase by using this coupon.

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Disclosure: I received paint from Sherwin-Williams as compensation for the post. All views and opinions expressed in the post are my own and no other compensation was provided.

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