Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Dresser Makeover

Hello Friends,
We are less than one week away from the first ever Fletcher Finds and Designs Pop-up Sale! I mentioned the sale in my last post, but I want to give you all the details now:

What: Refurbished furniture, found decor and handmade gift items
Where: 1030 Sanchez Street, San Francisco
When: Saturday 21st, 10am-2pm

And now for the reveal of another item that will be sold at the Pop-up this Saturday. This dresser belonged to my twin brother, Max. You might remember it from this previous post, in which I toured his tiny room.
When he moved to New York over a year ago, he passed this little beauty onto me. It's been sitting in my hallway ever since. I wasn't offended by its look in any way. Black and white is classic. It was just a little boring and needed some schuzzing. I decided to use a favorite color combo of mine, blue and gold.
I used Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint in Napoleonic Blue for the dresser, then spray painted the handles with Rust-oleum's Metallic. This rich cobalt blue, paired with glitzy gold gives the piece a mature and elegant feel, like it belongs in a stylish French woman's boudoir.
I had fun styling it with various items from my wedding: the slip that I wore getting ready, the cloth handkerchief that has "something blue", and a photo taken by my brother of my sister and me before walking down the aisle. I also borrowed the gold elephant from my mom's collection. I want it for myself. The standing wood mirror was found at an antique store in Healdsburg. I scored it for about $20 and am in love with it.
You may notice Emily Henderson's book, Styled, in the above shot. She is a favorite designer of mine and her book is full of helpful tidbits, especially about styling a space to tell a story.
If you're interested in making this dresser a part of your home, or just saying "Hi", stop on by this Saturday. I'd love to see you!

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait for the sale! I'm going to have to resist the temptation to buy that dresser :-)