Friday, September 10, 2010

Driftwood Dresser

What is it with me and driftwood? I am SOOO in love with the colors and soft texture... it truly is my biggest inspiration.
And since my dining room dresser walked off last week I did up another one. But I know this one is only temporary, it is just holding me over until a REALLY big one comes my way.
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But I have to love something 100% or it doesn't come into this house, so a temporary fix could very well turn into a life long love affair.
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Of course I forgot a before, but you've seen a million of these ugly dressers if you've seen one.
Photobucket I know brass hardware makes some people cringe, but I just think you need to find the right mix. Gold and blue, yellow and grey, they are always beautiful together so it felt good. Plus they kind of look like crowns from a distance to me.
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I wanted to still see the wood grain through the surface, but just a little. Like looking at pebbles at the bottom of a muddy river.
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yes, it feels right at home in here. And it is one of those pieces that probably had just a little extra love.
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24 comments:

Kat said...

This looks great! Love the color you painted it and the white and lemon accents.

christine, just bella said...

Holly! It looks so perfect right there, especially with the colours in that painting *swoon*. I hope this one stays with you for a while :)

Happy Weekend!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

So yummy!!! I love this soft color!!!

Lenore @ Lather. Write. Repeat. said...

It's lovely! Is the dresser actually made out of driftwood or is that more of a 'style'? I feel silly asking but I'm really not sure...

Regardless of what it is, it's gorgeous.

XO
Lenore

m e g a n said...

I love that dresser! It looks great dressed up as a buffet also!

Lois@frugaldecormom said...

The picture above your dresser is absolutely beautiful! Would love to have that in my bedroom!

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

Hi Holly, I love the dresser. Love the color and the pulls. Very pretty!

Amber's Notebook said...

fabulous holly! I always love hoe you style things as well.

City.Cottage Shop said...

Holly I wish we were closer. I need someone to paint for my shop :( Im falling so behind! lol
Looks lovely as per usual
xo Jenny

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

This is really pretty!

Atelier de Charo said...

Is so beautiful, love the new color!

mapleandmagnolia.com said...

That color is stunning and I love the brass pulls.

Rachel @ La Bella Bungalow said...

This is a great one Holly! And the brass handles suit it perfectly!

Rachel
xoxo

Simply A Farmer's Wife said...

Gorgeous, Holly. I love the color and the pulls. I'm normally not a fan of anything gold but this works perfect! Did you get the pulls at Lee Valley?

Violet said...

Ooooohh I absolutely love it!!

Birdie Pearl said...

It's a keeper! I love the brass hardware. Happy weekend!

The Webbs said...

oh i love this!!! so beautiful. i am going with the same vibe in my house right now, there is something so fresh and clean about the ocean waves. you do a great job of bringing it home. great job!!!

Flourishing Networks said...

i love this colour and with the white and lemon amazing!!!!

oops! said...

Beautiful as always! I really like the hardware!

Douglas said...

It looks awesome...color is great and the sconces are amazing. Best broken looking thing I think you could find. :P Well done!Marissa

Angela Cappetta said...

The flanking sconces make the color choice on this sideboard really sing. Well done.

Corners of My Life said...

What a delightful anology "Like looking at pebbles at the bottom of a muddy river".

Amanda said...

ramblings: love the dresser. i MUST know your "driftwood" painting technique. the hardware really does look like little crowns to me too. brass is lovely, no matter what others say. and, how do you get so darn lucky with sconces??? those are still in my thoughts each night when i go to bed. must plan a trip to your HomeSense. ;)

PaperDollMN said...

I think this is one of my favorites. The color and the pulls look gorgeous together.

 
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