I love the use of bold statement colors on the campaign furniture out in the blogosphere. I think EVERYONE has seen this gem by now, featured in Lonny magazine.
And then Emily Clark gave us this eye candy in her home office redo
Imagine myCampaign Furniture BEFORE shots:
hysteria excitement when I stumbled across a couple campaign beauties at my local Goodwill a couple years ago...maybe even sending texts to my friend while throwing myself standing guard to buy them. I jumped right on the bold color bandwagon and painted them a dark aqua to begin- Benjamin Moore Galapagos Blue.
Here is the shorter 3-drawer one mid-way through the guest room re-do.
These beautiful dressers, with all that gold "jewelry" were still just waiting to be used to their true beauty.Like many campaigns, their promises fell short. Literally...the shorter one sat on the left side of the bed- where you couldn't even see it's beauty! Imagine all of that beautiful hardware going to waste? But perhaps the biggest fail was that the drawers were empty. What, what? I had 8 perfectly good drawers sitting in the room with no storage purpose?!?
As much as I loved the bold statement pieces, this state of mind was ready for a more neutral approach to campaign furniture.
A couple coats of a neutral creamy white (gotta love a gallon of neutral oops paint) and now the furniture is in harmony with the room. With a little gold spraypaint, the hardware is gleaming. It lives in the family room and serves as my craft and wrapping corral. Ah, 5 drawers filled with arts-and-craft-odds-and-ends for a one-stop-shop when I am feeling crafty or need to wrap a present.
Ah, in a much better state of mind now.