What happens when you combine these awesome napkins with this dresser?
|Napkins from Effortless Style, Ikea RAST dresser|
Once I assembled the RAST dresser, I primed and painted it white. Remember my bottomless $5 gallon of paint? Well, it strikes again!
I'll be honest, figuring out how to best get the greek key pattern onto the dresser was not easy. I first tried with tape and a ruler, and I just couldn't get it right. I started with taping the edges, and then the corners. Fail. No good. And add to that, the original paint color I picked was NOT what I was thinking. Paint has a nasty habit of not looking the same in real life as it does on the paint chip.
So more primer/white paint, and back to the drawing board. In the end, my trusty old graph paper came to the rescue. I created a template with the graph paper, cut it out, and then traced it lightly onto the drawers. THEN I used the tape to make it easier to paint.
|The Stencil in action|
|Added some paint|
The paint I used was this Valspar paint, called "La Fonda Turquoise". The sample size that I got is far more than enough, I will be able to use it for other projects.
Heres a comparison with the original color I picked- a color called Turquoise Bay by Ace.
And the nearly-final product (just missing some knobs):
Finally, I put it in place next to my bed. I am really happy with the way it looks in my room, and how it makes my room feel much bigger. My previous nightstand extended out too far along the side of my bed, and took up a lot of space. In retrospect, that table was definitely supposed to be a side table for a sofa, not a nightstand. Oh well.