Because nothing stays the same around here for too long, I changed up my husband’s dresser…AGAIN.
When we moved into our house almost 10 years ago, we bought a grown-up bedroom set and we were so excited.
Look at us! We’re like, REAL ADULTS, buying a whole matching set from a REAL furniture store…like, it has to get DELIVERED, not assembled or anything! No more mismatched hand-me-downs or bachelor pad stuff! We’re officially grown-ups now!
Fast Forward several years, and the whole matchy-matchy thing was the last thing I wanted. My tastes changed, and I wanted a more collected over time look for our bedroom – sooo exactly THE OPPOSITE of what we spent so much money on just a few years before.
So back when I gave the bedroom the first makeover, I painted the dark espresso wood with a light grey paint.
I also spray painted the knobs white:
And it was cute.
I decided, after a very short time, that this bedroom was way too girly for a bedroom that also belongs to my husband. And while he honestly did not care, I did. I tired of this look faster than any room before and we began makeover number 2. Besides, the whole getting a new bed thing added fuel the fire – we had to get new nightstands because our new king bed didn’t allow for the big ones we had at the time. It was the perfect excuse to start a new look in here…as if I need one;)
It’s starting to take shape and I am THRILLED. Seriously, cannot wait for this one to be done so I can show you. It’s got shiplap (!!) and we’ve started installing – wait for it – NEW BIG BASEBOARDS! Wooooohooo! Not sure which of those two I’m more excited about. It’s amazing what a difference getting rid of skinny 1960s trim makes.
But let’s get back to the issue at hand: this dresser.
I wanted to do something a little different again (sensing a theme here?! I really am crazy). You might remember the old big nightstands we used to have in here that I had to get rid of? If not, you can check them out here. I had sanded down just the drawers down to the natural wood and stained them with Minwax Special Walnut. I decided to go with that same look, and replace the white knobs with brushed nickel pulls. I also went a little darker on the grey, and used some of my Sherwin Williams Grizzle Grey leftover from the kitchen island.
And here we are!
(Don’t look too close at the baseboards – this is the side of the room that hasn’t been done yet!)
I think this darker grey and wood combo, plus the pulls give it a masculine look, don’t you think?
As for what’s on top of the dresser, I’m still fiddling around with that – can’t decided if I love or hate what’s going on – so I’m assuming that will change before the reveal, but wanted to put something up there for this post;)
Speaking of that – the half windmill I have hanging on there is from Hobby Lobby and I have one of my readers to thank for it. I love that you guys know me so well and when you spot something you think I’d love, you share it with me! She posted on my page that HL now carried these and I had been wracking my brain trying to think of what to put on top of this dresser that would complement the bird cage shape thingy (yes, that’s the technical term) that’s on the other side of the window. This was PERFECT!!! So Lori, I can’t thank you enough! (While I was there, I grabbed that black iron candle holder on the left, and the other stuff I’ve had for a while)…
I think this is my favorite look so far for this dresser. My husband likes it too, which is nice, since it IS his and all;)
Stay tuned for more bedroom makeover posts coming soon!
*linking up at The Pretty Project Party!*