Harmless Banter by Beverly Taylor Design

Small Fry(day) – Paint and a little creativity…

April 4th, 2014


I am sure you have heard of the amazing powers of a can of paint…but it really is true.  One of the quickest and easiest ways to freshen up a room or a piece of furniture is with some paint.

I recently updated an old green chest with some fresh white paint and a can of hot pink spray paint to finish off a little corner of my baby’s nursery.  And lo and behold…



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So much better, right?!?!  The chest itself got a coat of Sherwin Williams Pearly White.  The hardware was in terrible shape.  I tried to polish up the brass, but some pieces were beyond help.  Enter the hot pink spray paint for a hit of color.  Doing the hardware was not enough, so I thought I needed an additional detail on the drawer fronts to tie it all together.  I was tossing around several design details in my head when I saw this detail on a chest in the latest House Beautiful magazine.

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I knew that this was the shape I wanted.  I created a template and taped it off and used my hot pink spray paint once again.  I LOVE the way it turned out.  An easy update to a boring old chest.

Are you planning a nursery?  Want to keep the conversation going?  Please email Lisa at btbaby@beverlytaylordesign.com

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