Mom 2, our neighbor in my teens who remains in my life as a “bonus mom”, often used the term of cleaning house as raking out.
In January each year, I re-arrange, organize, discard things unwanted, and in general, rake out.
It’s a time to re-think the function of things, re-assess spaces. Since Fun Son moved away to begin his first career job, I’m playing mission organization in his closet. While in his former room, I started pondering possibilities to better use the dresser I’d moved over from Spunky Daughter’s room after she went to college.
I didn’t show much in pictures of the other end of the room.
The dresser served as storage beside a skirted table and ancient rocking chair that was my great-grandmother’s. This picture from my Cartridge Pleat Panels tutorial shows what was beside the dresser. (Oh, and the keyboard is now with SD. Yay!)
I began thinking of decorative paint finishes for the old dresser.
Also for this old chest that belonged to HH’s grandmother.
The most helpful thing is to save painted dresser examples at Houzz. They have loads of examples and ideas. I narrowed it down to two I like best from my Dresser board at Houzz. (Follow my link to see lots of ideas.)
I like this one for the long dresser. Mine isn’t nearly as curvy, but it gives the general look.
And this one for the chest of drawers. (Shhh…don’t breathe a word of it to HH. He doesn’t want me to paint the chest.)
I was so smitten over this one! I would paint the black outer chest in a navy. Who wouldn’t love a sharp, dressed-in-blue military look?
And, don’t forget Pinterest. See my Pinterest board of Painted Dressers, Chest, and Desks. This chest (from Pinterest) is a good compromise to keep HH happy. And, it goes well with the woody theme of the room. (But the military navy and white chest is too sharp to pass up. Do you agree?)
If this is the finalist, I would paint navy or white rather than gray.
While deciding on paint finishes for the dresser and chest, Spunky Daughter is choosing a paint color for my old kitchen chairs. They’re taped and ready for new color action.
Ha! Did you notice four in last week’s tablescape post? I wondered if anyone noticed the chairs in a line – awaiting tape.
Update: See the amazing transformation of the dresser in this post.
Sharing this post at Metamorphosis Monday.