Thursday, March 31, 2011

5 drawer gray & navy dresser with mirror

This 5 drawer dresser with mirror has been in the garage a couple of weeks now.  Initially I thought I'd go white with pretty pink flower knobs but the more I looked at it, the more I thought it just looked like it needed something a little more...boy!

Navy & blue are two colors that just always say boy to me.  Not that they can't be girly but, add a few stripes and I have flashbacks of buying little boy shirts for the first oh, 5 years of my son's life!

After sanding and priming of course, I started by painting the whole thing navy.   My husband and son thought it looked great but, something just wasn't quite doing it for me.  So, I taped off where I thought the stripes should go and then painted two coats of gray over the top.  I pulled off the taped, touched up the lines and loved it!

Then it was time to figure out something for the knobs.  It had great wooden knobs but, of course, one was missing!  I had a spare knob that was just the right size but they needed a little paint to transform them.  I saw some knobs at Hobby Lobby that had a compass rose but where too large and white but served as great inspiration.  I spray primed them and them painted them gray.  I got the smallest brush I could find and used the navy to paint the outline of the compass and then went back and filled in the gray to shade it.  Then I clear coated them with a spray craft sealer.  I was seriously having my doubts until my Cowboy walked by and said, "Hey cool! What are these for?  They're pretty cool." I think that's a good sign so I was even more thrilled when I found a nautical themed fabric that is red, blue, gray & white to line all the drawers with. 

So, what do you think?  

And After:
It's so rainy and dreary outside I had to take the after pics in the kitchen. Not the best for lighting or  the reflection in the mirror so please ignore all that! :)


Have a great Thursday!


  1. I just squealed out loud with delight! For several boys' room is a nautical theme, I used the same fabric on a chair in their room AND I love the dresser. So smart and fresh!

  2. Just perfect for a guy! I love the knobs! :)
    It's me..I needed to change my name again!

  3. i LOVE that!!! i love the off center stripes and the nautical look- it's awesome!

  4. Just letting you know that I linked to you on my blog for the Stylish Blog Award!

  5. This is AWESOME!!! It has such a retro chic vibe to it!

    Take care,