Master Dresser Makeover

November 13th, 2014

I wanted to share one more project I finished recently before going into full holiday decorating mode. :) In Las Vegas we’re furnishing the master bedroom with a bed, end tables, window treatments, and also a dresser we inherited from Matt’s grandparents.

We hauled the dresser all the way to Las Vegas over the summer where it sat in the garage for a few months. It’s a solid piece and perfect for storing clothes in the larger bedroom so I gave it an update to suit the space. I want this room to be soothing so I chose a shade of pale gray green for the walls, Glidden’s Quiet Light. I have a crush on all things tropical this year, so I also brought in a palm tree print from a photo I snapped in Hawaii and had enlarged on canvas (details below.)

dresser makeover lattice trim drawers

Since it’s such a large piece I liked the idea of having it blend into the room and not overpower the space with too much color or strong contrast. I’m a fan of all shades of green so I painted the exterior a barely grayish greenish white (Morning Mist) and the trim around the drawers a soft olive green (Dried Basil), both by Benjamin Moore. Their  Advance paint is a favorite of mine for furniture and kitchen or bathroom cabinets.

Here’s the dresser before it was painted:

grandma before 2

The facelift included lattice trim around the drawers, two shades of paint, and new hardware, I just love it reinvented and repurposed in this space!

dresser with lattice box trim


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Holiday Cards from Minted (Giveaway!)

November 12th, 2014

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… around the corner! No doubt on your list is which holiday card you’ll be sending, it’s on mine too. Minted is already one of my favorite sources for art prints, I love how they partner with talented independent artists and feature their limited edition prints in their marketplace, I’ve purchased several over the years.

For the season, Minted has a beautiful series of foil wrapped cards, you choose silver, gold, or new rose gold, so pretty! They also offer a huge selection of photo and non-photo cards for sending to your loved ones and friends across the globe.

minted holiday cards

This year Minted offers a unique idea, booklette cards! Part family letter, part holiday card, these update everyone with what’s happening at your casa in style. Or dress up your card of choice with printed envelopes in one of their artistic designs.

booklette cards preprinted envelopes

Today Minted is giving away three $100 shop credits to three lucky winners!

Eligibility to win one of three $100 shop credits to Minted:

1) Visit Minted and pick a favorite thing, it can be a holiday card, art print, stationery, or one of their featured fabrics, you choose! Name it in a comment on this blog post.

Three winners chosen at random, giveaway ends Sunday November 16, 2014, at midnight PST. By entering this giveaway you agree to this site’s giveaway policy and Official Rules of Entry.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. Winners: #96 Erin W; #110 Benny S; #409 Kristen. Winners notified via email.