The official DIY party has started. I’ve been working on little things here and there, but I’m taking on my first big project. Going through the Pinterest cornucopia that is my mind, I decided that I’d be more likely to organize my clothes, make up, and the rest of the stuff in my bedroom if I had better storage. With two small closets in the room, and really only one logical place for the bed, that leaves me with one half-wall in between a closet door and a bathroom door. I would really like to kill two birds with one stone and have this area be my vanity too, so I thought maybe a wide dresser would do the trick! I could hang a mirror above it, display perfume on top of it, you know, all the girly stuff. Here is where IKEA’s super customizeable Tarva dresser comes into play.
It fits perfectly against my half-wall and makes my imagination go crazy. When thinking about color, I keep coming back to seafoam. If you don’t already know, seafoam is my favorite color. Call it seafoam, mint, whatever–I love it and its varying shades. I already have a seafoam birdcage jewelry holder that would be too matchy-matchy with a seafoam dresser, but I’m willing to paint the birdcage a different color, that’s how much I want this dresser to be seafoam. I grabbed some coral and cream paint chips in addition to the seafoam (for future projects I have in mind!) from Home Depot and this is how my desk looked for about two weeks:
I narrowed down my paint chip colors to BEHR’s Mint Frappe & Aqua Bay using my new Vince Camuto bag as a reference. Mint Frappe leaned more green, while Aqua Bay leaned more blue. To be honest, they’re both gorgeous and I would probably be happy with either one.
I left the two paint chips on my desk for a whole day, to make sure I would like what I saw in different lighting situations. I eventually decided on Aqua Bay because it has a bit more vibrance. The Mint Frappe is beautiful, but Aqua Bay will bring just a tad bit more color into the room (especially when I can’t paint the walls). Now, I’ve been obsessing over this dipped legs trend crawling all over Pinterest so of course I have to indulge in it. And it has to be gold because… just because. Look.
So piggybacking on that, here’s my idea for the dresser:
I haven’t found knobs that I’m crazy about yet, but for now I think I’ll spray paint them gold to match. And when I find the perfect knobs, I can easily switch them out! Currently, I have all of the drawer pieces primed and ready for paint on my living room floor. I’ll be working on the frame this weekend. I’m super excited!
If you’re curious, I’ve been posting random progress photos on Instagram. My username is lookscutethough — feel free to follow me and peek in on the process!
What do you guys think?