Let me introduce you to a little design job that I'm working on. It started as a color consult and has turned into a bit of a redesign. My client has a daughter in college and a boy that's a high school senior.
This is his bedroom.
Her and her husband are very close to becoming empty-nesters and they want to update a few areas in their home. They are starting with the boy's bedroom, keeping in mind that this is probably going to be used as a guest bedroom in the very near future.
Here is the scope of the job:
The bed and bedding stay. The two small shelves stay (but can be re-located). A desk area would be nice.
The stained doors and moldings stay...and the dressers stay.
These are the same dressers that I posted about on Friday. I suggested painting the dressers to give them a fresh and updated look.
I started out by removing the hardware and giving it a good sanding and by me I mean my very wonderful husband who is always willing to do some of the grunt work when I get too busy. I did prime it and then...
I painted the body a chocolate brown and the drawer fronts a creamy white.
It now has an updated look inspired by designer Tobi Fairley and Hickory Chair.
Next, I have to decide on hardware. The bottom pull is the original pull with the original finish, the top pull is the original pull with some Grecian Gold Rub-n-Buff.
Now, here I'm showing the original on the bottom but the top one with Pewter Rub-N-Buff.
What do you think? Which do you like better?
I want to exhaust several options using the original pulls before I rule them out and opt for new ones. Twenty are needed and that will add up!
So what do you think:
C.) Original Finish or
D.) Something new
Here's my inspiration photo: