I painted this dresser the summer before I started college to use in my dorm room, and used it through my senior year. It started out all dark brown…with a layer of wall paper stuff that pretends to look like wood. I am not sure where it came from. Here is the one picture I could find of our room…but the dresser isn’t even in the picture (it would have been to the left of where I was standing).

You can see how the bright colors would have “worked” in the room…but they weren’t working for me anymore. Especially the pattern on the top.

I didn’t have need for the dresser any more and thought that my younger brother could use it for his dorm room. So one day I asked him what sort of look he would choose for his “man-cave” if he could do it any way that he wanted to…he would want a clean look like the Apple Store and husker stuff. So my mom and I painted it up for him. We lucked out with cans of both black and white paint on the “oops” shelf, and used them to mix up a few shades of gray. I think this more “retro” paint job is a much better fit for this style of dresser than my crazy colors were.What do you think?

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  1. BeColorful says:

    Oh my gosh. Now the crazy colors could be fun in the right place but this new look is so sophisticated and chic. Who would ever guess that it was the same piece. Love it. Thanks for sharing this on BeColorful’s Motivated Monday

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