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.



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!


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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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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19 comments on “1st coat done!”

  1. 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!!

  2. 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! :)

  3. It is going to be beautiful! :)

  4. Cant wait to see the finished product!! I really like the lighter gray :)

    XO Lindsay

  5. I personally like the darker gray. That desk is super awesome. Can’t wait to see it finished!

  6. I definitely like the lighter grey. It’s going to look great!

  7. It’s looking great. I would have to say the light grey.

  8. I like the darker one. =)

  9. 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!


  10. I like the darker one, I feel like in your kitchen the lighter one would be too washed out.

  11. 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.

  12. Ooh!! I love painting tired furniture for something new!! I vote for the lighter gray.

  13. I like the darker best! Whatever you choose will look great though.

  14. 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!

  15. I’m all about darker colors, but that’s just me! Either way, it’ll rock and will appreciate its new life! =)

  16. I love the color you chose! Can’t wait to see the finished product :-)

  17. 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.

  18. 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!)

  19. I’m excited to see the progress and the finished product!!

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