Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A Two-Toned Round-up

I now have 3 dressers to make over. There is, of course, my antique style dresser that I picked up from the local thrift store for $70. Now, there are two matching small dressers that came in the same set as our new bed frame. They're a pale, honey wood colour, which may be growing on me slightly but is, ultimately, not my style. On top of that, I have two bedside tables from Ikea that I'd like to make over and a side table with a single tiny drawer that could use a pretty coat of paint or a stencil, perhaps.

In other words, I have lots of dressers on which I could put paint. And a few that I think require something. Two-toned has always been an option, but since Jennifer at Rambling Renovators shared a project she did a couple weeks ago, I've been thinking more and more about it.

There's something dramatic about the contrast that celebrates the two possibilities in one. What do you think of the two-toned thing? Do you have any two-toned dressers or do you like your dressers to be all one, uniform colour?


  1. I love the two toned look on the the right piece! I think it stands out much more.

  2. Hmm. I know the two toned look is really popular right now, but I'm not sure how I feel about it. I love antique pieces that have been refinished - I cringe every time I see someone paint a piece that would look stunning with a little bit of elbow grease.
    That said, there are pieces that look great painted - maybe an old piece where the wood needs repair, or a modern piece where the wood isn't anything special.

  3. Pretty round up! I like the two toned look too, but don't have a piece to make over so my comment may be influenced by wanting to live vicariously through you, but I say go for it!

  4. I think it's something that you might get tired of long term but if you're painting it and willing to revisit it down the road then it might be a fun option for now.

  5. I love the two-toned look! I even did it with my dresser... and of course Renee's dresser (for Aleksandra) made my inspiration list as well!