I gave my old nursery dresser a more modern look with Raw Silk, Stirling, Little Lamb and Soapstone. I am keeping this but thought I would try my hand at staging. It is harder than it looks!
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My drawer has been my partner in crime for decades now. Now, while I love the simplistic monochromatic-minimalist themed look that it had going on, I thought it was time for a little modern make-over.
As you can see from the picture, the drawer had a retired dull look, unnecessarily huge button-like knobs that stood out against its already-dark exterior. Plus, over the years of renovation around the house, it no longer fit the décor of my room –it needed to go. And fast.
I looked around the market for new drawers and if the costs of a plain old single drawer didn’t deter me enough, the fact that nothing fit the slick, modern grey-colored theme I had in mind sure made me give up.
After a couple of weeks of searching, I thought I maybe it was time to give DIY a try.
It’s Never That Simple!
Now, I’m not a fan, because they make it look so easy and it’s not! Pinterest hacks are all the rage, but I’ve seen the pictures of what happens when you mess up.
The thing is that it looks good and nice in pictures, but the-behind-the-scenes is so much messier, and hard to do!
Before I sat down to getting my hands dirty, I had to do some research. I was going for the modern raw look, light but still simplistic. Essentially it boiled down to two things, “a metallic feel” and “grey spectrum”.
Now I picked grey because it went with my room décor, but you can pick any color and Google its shade or gradient. Something like this will definitely pop up in the images
For my nursery table make-over, I picked four shades of grey to go along with the grey gradient. Starting from the bottom of the drawer to the top, the following shades are in order
- The Peppercorn
- The Gauntlet Gray
- The Agreeable Grey
- The Crushed Ice
After picking the colors, I added got to doing the dirty work. This involved the following steps
- Painting each drawer
- Adding Raw Silk, Stirling, Little Lamb and Soapstone.
- Frame is charcoal chalk paint (that I bought before discovering Fusion) with hemp oil
The Before and After