Hemnes dresser: pre-makeover
Here are my plans for this baby:
I will be adding this stencil from Royal Design Stencils to the drawer fronts.
I chose Valspar's 5006-9B Frosty which is a medium turquoise.
This Valspar Signature Colors paint has the primer and paint all in one. I was a little concerned about stenciling right on top of the existing finish without priming first. The finish has a little bit of a gloss to it and since I'm not planning on re-painting the whole dresser I knew I'd never get the background color (which is a little bit of an off-white) to match the rest of the dresser. Once I found this paint and primer all-in-one I figure it is the best way to go.
I have a few ideas for the hardware. I want some type of red knob or pull but I"m having a hard time finding exactly what I want. My first idea were these pulls from Anthropology:
If only they came in red...
I also love something like this but I don't think the red is bright enough. This is more of a melon color and every other red in the room is pretty bright.
These are a possibility from World Market. Still not my favorite but the color would work.
My other option is to use this fabric covered knobs tutorial from A Field Journal. I could use the existing knobs I have and find a fabric that would look good with the stencil. I think I'll wait until I get the stencil complete before I make that decision.