Do you have a signature color? The one hue you turn to time and again that brings you happiness, soothes your soul, and brings you constant comfort? There is such a color in my world, and it is the perfect gray blue. The color that brings to mind a hazy afternoon in Provence, or a cloudy day on the Côte d’Azur. (I’m guessing, I’ve never been, but a girl can dream!) I swear, every time I see a well executed combo of white and dark wood with a beautiful gray blue, I completely melt like buttah!
Whenever I hear designers talk about their perfect ‘gray’ or ‘blue’ I’m all ears, but my personal quest for the perfect gray+blue continues. It can’t be too blue, or it looks like a baby boy’s pastel nursery. It can’t be too gray because it will feel lifeless and devoid of color. Capturing the perfect shade of gray blue is a tricky thing I tell you. It has to be just right!
Enter this little dresser I found at the local thrift. Definitely in need of some love, and with such lovely curved drawers, I couldn’t pass it up! It became the perfect specimen to test yet another shade of gray blue.
Here’s the sweet little dresser ‘Before':
Here’s the quick play by play on this charming dresser. It was pretty sad when I found it and had taken some abuse, but at $40, I still couldn’t pass it up. Perfect shape! It could have been restained if I had sanded it down, but I decided to paint instead.