This chest of drawers was in quite a state of disrepair when I found her. Her ninety-seven years had taken a toll on her exterior, but her drawers still opened and closed like new. Quality construction, right there…folks.
After creating a design plan, a lot of prep work, painting and distressing… here she is now. Isn’t she fabulous!
When picking a color, I take into consideration the shape and presence of the individual piece. Many times design inspiration comes from family and friends (as in the turquoise sideboard). The current piece was inspired by my grandmother. Now my grandmother is not quite the same age as this lady, but she has an unexpected inner vigor. Some consider her sassy. I like to think of my grandmother as spicy or zesty, which is exactly what this chest of drawers was missing. Not anymore it’s not. The mustard color makes this piece interesting; then to top it off I threw in a little bit of chippy goodness.
I really think it would fit in any design aesthetic. Here is another picture in a room with a non-white wall.