1st coat done!

Okay guys the first coat is on and it already looks TEN times better!!

I just want to thank you for all your comments and suggestions on the post earlier. You guys had some AMAZING ideas! I think it even made my decision harder. lol!

BUT I had to make a decision.

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SO I decided to go with GRAY!! It’s still neutral but it will be something fun and different. One of my readers suggested stenciling the roll top and I LOVE that idea. So I think I’m going to do some kind of stenciling on the roll top (yikes.. might be tricky lol) in white. Then after it’s all painted grey I’m probably going to paint the inside of the paneling white. We’ll see.

Then I’m thinking of doing red inside the drawers and back wall(when you open it up). And I still haven’t decided on the hardware. Red, black, or white… most likely red!! I’m SO excited! I wish it wasn’t so dang hot so I could get this done faster! I’m getting anxious. I don’t know what it is about painting… but it’s like therapy! The good and the bad kind. lol!

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So these were the two grays I was deciding between. I already bought the paint, but now I’m second guessing. Greys are HARD! There’s so many different under tones.

Which is your fave…the lighter or darker grey?

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  1. Two Thirty-Five Designs posted on June 30, 2011 at 10:11 pm (#
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    LOVING both!!! Would normally go with the darker….but I think, personally, the lighter would be better. I was one, of the many, who loved the thought of gray and the red or aqua hardware, LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! It is going to look awesome, can’t wait to see it!!

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  2. Ami w/AliLilly posted on June 30, 2011 at 10:12 pm (#
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    I love the first gray!! The one your finger is on! I LOVE the idea of red on the inside!!! Can’t wait to see it when your done! :)

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  3. Alycia posted on June 30, 2011 at 10:21 pm (#
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    It is going to be beautiful! :)

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  4. Lindsay posted on June 30, 2011 at 10:39 pm (#
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    Cant wait to see the finished product!! I really like the lighter gray :)

    XO Lindsay

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  5. Lindsey @ Confessions of a Marine Wife posted on June 30, 2011 at 11:25 pm (#
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    I personally like the darker gray. That desk is super awesome. Can’t wait to see it finished!

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  6. Brittany posted on July 1, 2011 at 5:57 am (#
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    I definitely like the lighter grey. It’s going to look great!

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  7. JandJ posted on July 1, 2011 at 6:48 am (#
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    It’s looking great. I would have to say the light grey.

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  8. T.J. posted on July 1, 2011 at 7:35 am (#
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    I like the darker one. =)

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  9. Stefanie posted on July 1, 2011 at 7:59 am (#
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    DARK. the light will come out lighter, and may look too white.
    The dark will have the right amount of POP. It will look great!

    GOOD LUCK!

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  10. Elizabeth Sadosky posted on July 1, 2011 at 8:16 am (#
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    I like the darker one, I feel like in your kitchen the lighter one would be too washed out.

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  11. Catherine posted on July 1, 2011 at 8:45 am (#
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    Love your ideas and can’t wait to see it finished!

    I would say go with the lighter gray because the darker one seems to be about the same shade as the wall it will go against.

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  12. Megan posted on July 1, 2011 at 8:50 am (#
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    Ooh!! I love painting tired furniture for something new!! I vote for the lighter gray.

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  13. Alicia B posted on July 1, 2011 at 11:45 am (#
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    I like the darker best! Whatever you choose will look great though.

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  14. Mauri posted on July 1, 2011 at 12:23 pm (#
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    It’s going to be so cute either way but I definitely like the lighter grey! You’re crazy for painting in this weather. My dresser still needs to be stripped, sanded and re-painted…I guess if you’re working in these conditions and still alive I can do it too. You just inspired me to get my butt in gear and finish my dresser!

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  15. Kristen posted on July 1, 2011 at 12:32 pm (#
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    I’m all about darker colors, but that’s just me! Either way, it’ll rock and will appreciate its new life! =)

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  16. Darby Hawley posted on July 1, 2011 at 2:49 pm (#
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    I love the color you chose! Can’t wait to see the finished product :-)

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  17. Sofia posted on July 1, 2011 at 6:13 pm (#
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    I like the light gray– but that’s just me. Plus, I think that that desk would just look lovely in a light gray with white and red– simply gorgeous, actually.

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  18. jennifer posted on July 4, 2011 at 12:47 am (#
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    If you are stenciling in white id say go w dark gray. I also agree w the commenter above that light gray can very easily look washed out. Good choice w gray- its a great way to make it a statement piece while being able to have the versitility of a neutral :) and of course i can’t wait to see what stencil you choose! Lots of tape and slow going and it shouldn’t be TOO tricky (hopefully!)

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  19. Ellie posted on July 12, 2011 at 6:00 pm (#
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    I’m excited to see the progress and the finished product!!

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