Monday, January 2, 2012

2012 the year of snazziness!

Happy 2012 to all of you! I welcome a new year and a fresh start! And I cannot wait to tackle a few new projects!
To kick off good ole' January 1, 2012 (in style) I decided that our little monkey needed something flashy in his room. You know a little room bling bling! His dresser happens to be one of my favorite pieces in his room. It was a $50 Craigslist steal that we previously painted Glidden's Spicy Banana Pepper Yellow and simply updated with shiny hardware (every toddler's eye-candy).
 I just felt like his dresser needed a new snazzy outfit so she could step it up a bit and raise the bar for all things thrifty. So the Hubs and I rolled up our sleeves, dusted off our work clothes and fixed ourselves some snacks. Armed in painters tape and a ruler we showed Oliver's dresser who was boss as we rang' in the new year! Seriously, we worked through the last few hours of 2011...doesn't that sound New Year's eve blastastic?! It totally was! And we couldn't be more happy with the update. She's a happy gal....just ask her yourself.



and after....





 
I really just LOVE how she turned out. And I still get to admire the awesome yellow peeking through that I adore so much! The project itself was less than $10 and the real amazing trick to this project's success was this bad boy...

Ohhhh yeahhhhhh! If you want to do any line painting without the paint bleeding through...get YOU some of THIS! It is like the mecca of all painters tape. I don't normally splurge on tape, but the Hubs went in to Home Depot by himself and I am SO GLAD he did! It really is some good stuff. I am now an addict for life.

In order to measure and tape out the pattern I used this creative gal's ceiling as inspiration....She truly sent me into awe with her entryway makeover and I just knew I needed to use this pattern somewhere.
So one project down for this new year and plenty more to go! What do you think? Dresser re-do fab or flub?

I hope you all have a fantastic day! I am off to make the world a brighter place....See you tomorrow!
Xo
Court

24 comments:

  1. Love the pattern, it looks amaze!!

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  2. It turned out supercute!!
    xo
    Ashlyn

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  3. I just knew there was a zip zag/chevron pattern coming there:) I totally agree that its more fantastic now. Gives it that extra bit of pizazz.

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  4. Looks totally awesome! Way to kick off the new year, lady!

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  5. i love it! inspires me to get my paint out!

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  6. Looks amazing and very inspiring!!!
    so,
    Lulu

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  7. I saw this via Pinterest! Awesome job, this is incredible.

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  8. Amazing! This project led me to your blog and I'll definitely be back!

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  9. Amazing! This project led me to your blog and I'll definitely be back!

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  10. Adorable! I haven't been a fan of chevron until now! i gotta try this! I found you via Lindsey at Better After. I'm a new blogger and now a new follower!

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  11. Love the color and the chevron -may have to do this to my daughters white dresser! Following along.
    Kelly

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  12. That is FANTASTIC!!!!! It definitely wasn't "trash" before, but you sure added a wow factor and I'd totally love it if you shared this over on Kammy's Korner for the Trash 2 Treasure Party happening now! :) http://kammyskorner.blogspot.com/2012/01/trash-2-treasure-tuesday-15.html

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  13. Gorgeous, I am obsessed with this dresser! This may be just the thing for the nursery that I'm trying to pull together before baby arrives in May. :) Great job!!

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  14. Fabulous way to kick-off the new year! Looks like such a complicated redo, but you make it sound simple. I'd love to do something like this with my old dresser from my childhood for one of my boys, but I am intimidated at the size of the project since I'd have to do the whole thing, from paint to pattern.
    Another great project. Thanks!

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  15. Fabulous way to kick-off the new year! Looks like such a complicated redo, but you make it sound simple. I'd love to do something like this with my old dresser from my childhood for one of my boys, but I am intimidated at the size of the project since I'd have to do the whole thing, from paint to pattern.
    Another great project. Thanks!

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  16. Fabulous way to kick-off the new year! Looks like such a complicated redo, but you make it sound simple. I'd love to do something like this with my old dresser from my childhood for one of my boys, but I am intimidated at the size of the project since I'd have to do the whole thing, from paint to pattern.
    Another great project. Thanks!

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  17. I have been (not so) slowly driving myself insane trying to do this on my dresser. I measured, drew my lines in pencil, erased, started over, and repeated that cycle for 2 hours last night. Any detailed instructions would be helpful! I am math and measuring challenged!

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  21. I've never done this so please excuse my naivete, how do you make the chevron stripe angles uniform? Do you make a guide?

    This is adorable, btw... Love the yellow color. So cheerful and fresh.

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