A Thoughtful Place: “MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® Painting Party” {Striped Dresser}

10.17.2012

“MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® Painting Party” {Striped Dresser}

Welcome to the MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® Painting Party! A group of  DIY bloggers, including myself, have all completed projects using MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® paint. Now we’re giving you the chance to read our tutorials, gather inspiration, have fun and win prizes! Check out my project below and then jump to the other blogs in the party for even more inspiration! Official party time kicks off at 12pm EST. Enjoy!

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If you are a regular here at my blog, than you know that my daughter is wanting to edit some of the pink from her room and have it feel a little bit more grown up. I had purchased Ikea dressers a while back and they remained unpainted until this opportunity arose. This party gave me the much needed jump start to create some fun dressers for her new grown up looking room. Here is the dresser before:

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To complete this project I used My Color inspired by Pantone in Bright White and Lunar Rock {light gray}.

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Once the drawers were removed, I painted the top of the dresser and the drawers white. I used two coats for each.

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I then painted the sides of the dresser gray. If you do a project like this, be sure to paint the inside edges a bit as they will show.

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To paint the stripes, I measured so that there would be one stripe in the center of two drawers. For the middle drawer, you need to tape off with painting two stripes in mind. As long as you keep your stripes the same width you will be in great shape. {I just divided the height of the drawer in thirds}.

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I did two coats of gray for the stripes with a drying time of about 30 minutes in between. Removing the tape while the paint is still wet is very important in getting really nice lines. I could not have been happier with how they came out. There was ZERO bleedthrough.

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For hardware I chose a simple chrome knob from Lowe’s.

 

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You can see how I made her monogrammed tray here. I used the gray paint to give it a nice fresh coat {it was previously green}.

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I chose carnations for her room. They are rarely used these days, but to me that look like a little glass bowl of ice cream.

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Giveaway: How to Enter to Win Your Own Paint

If you’d like a chance to win a sample of MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® for your own project, simply comment on my post and share how you’d use MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® in your next project! Feel free to comment on the other blogs in the party too – they’ll all be giving away samples! For a second chance to win, tweet your project ideas to @MyColorPaints using hashtag #PassItOn. Also check out and like the MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® Facebook page to get access to the schedule for today’s parties as well as the rest of the parties going on this month! Share your project ideas there for one more chance to win!

The party continues:

PJ @ Blog-A-Dazzle

Cassie @ Primitive and Proper

Holly @ Life in the Fun Lane

Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

Heather @ Paper Princess Studio

{My post represents my honest experience with MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® paint. I am not being paid for my answers, but I did receive MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® paint to use for this project.}

enjoy your day & happy painting

 

39 comments :

  1. WOW! The dresser looks amazing! LOVE the grey with the pink accents. Well done mama! :)
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  2. it looks adorable! love the colors you chose!

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  3. This looks great! So chic! I have an unfinished tall narrow dresser I am saving for our first nursery! I'd love to paint it with these style stripes!

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  4. The dresser looks awesome! I love the stripes. Now I want to paint my dresser like this :)

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  5. Your dresser is beautiful! I love the stripes! I would use the paint for a dresser or a desk. ~ Jamie

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  6. One word...Gorgeous! I bet Riley is so happy with her new grown up dresser. Beautifully done Courtney. Those stripes are perfect I also love the carnations. I have a soft spot for them. Growing up my Dad would always bring a bouquet of red roses for my Mom on Valentine's Day and he'd bring pink carnations for my sister and me. I would love to win a sample of MyColor. it would be fun to paint a dresser for my niece for Christmas.

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  7. Oooo...Courtney, loving this! Grey and white stripes are one of my favorites (the walls of my girls' playroom is done in just that). Given some new paint...I have a drop leaf table in my garage that is just waiting for my time and a makeover!

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  8. Such a fun project. The dresser turned out great! I love how you styled it as well!

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  9. gorgeous!! I love the hardware too. I'd love goat, majesty and bright white for a bookcase!

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  10. I love this! But it still kind of makes me sad that she is turning into such a big girl. :(

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  11. ohhh! I love it!! classic and chic and the flowers are perfect as well.

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  12. So adorable! And of course the LOVE print by Jen is perfect to compliment the dresser.

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  13. love your color choices! turned out great. I need a purple paint for my daughter to help paint her "new" desk.

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  14. That dresser is gorgeous and looks like a very expensive, "custom" piece of furniture! I would use the paint to give my toddler's future "big girl bed" a little bit of glamour!

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  15. I am in love with this dresser!
    -Christy

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  16. The dresser came out so cute! And I adore carnations! That gray is really pretty- I need a similar color for my office.

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  17. I would use the paint to give a small cabinet I bought to go in our bathroom at Goodwill a facelift. It needs help! :) I'm thinking white and...another color. LOL Need to think on that more.

    Kat @ The House Necessity Built

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  18. This is beyond beautiful! Simply stunning - you must be so thrilled with it. I am participating in this paint party too on Oct 24th. I absolutely love the paint, so thick!

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  19. My husband and I are expecting our first child in the spring and are in the process of preparing the nursery so needless to say, there are a dozen different projects that could use the helping hand of Pantone paint!

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  20. this looks awesome :) I would use the paint on some stools I have that I'd like to give a little bit of TLC to.

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  21. that turned out so perfect!! love the stripes and colors...it will look so good in her room! I've got a few pieces just waiting for a fresh coat of paint...so fun to see all those Pantone colors!

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  22. Oh I love it! How has she liked the actual dresser? Are they sturdy enough. I've looked at them a few times at Ikea but wondered if they were too light weight. . . . Thanks!

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  23. Such a beautiful shade of grey. I have some frames that I would love to paint that color.

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  24. This is sooo cute! Thanks for joining us in the "party"!

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  25. wow i love it! i have a dresser similar to that [even from Ikea] that needs a good paint job-this is such an inspiration! thanks!

    xo, Courtney

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  26. Very pretty! Love the grey stripes with the pink :)

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  27. I have been so excited to see this makeover and you rocked it! I love the stripes, the colors, the accessories, and that oooh la la hardware! So great! Your daughter is a lucky little lady! :)

    xo,
    Jen

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  28. What a great dresser! I am in the process of starting to redo my daughter's dresser..hope it turns out!

    Thanks!
    Julie

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  29. I have some frames I would like to paint. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  30. I've got a few pieces of furniture I've found that I want to paint.

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  31. I love the Lunar Rock! It is the perfect shade of gray I was thinking of for my bedroom walls.

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  32. Mycolour inspired Pantone paintings are gven in the post here. Useful post

    Kids Furniture

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