Add a little ‘Apron Strings’ . . .

Hi there!

Spring is on its way . . . right?!?

I’m not sure where you’re reading from, but where I am we have a full blown winter storm warning in effect. That’s right, snow, snow and more snow headed my way . . .

So naturally I’m dreaming about spring . . . and the beautiful colours that come with it.

Like coral.

Apron Strings to be specific 🙂


I mean seriously, how pretty is this little dresser?


And don’t even get me started on the hardware! I don’t always switch out the hardware on a piece, especially if I have all the originals. But sometimes its fun to add a little ‘bling to your things’!


As you can see from the ‘before’ picture below, I was missing a knob on this dresser . . . and they weren’t originals anyways.

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So there’s a funny story about this dresser . . .

originally she was painted green . . .

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You see I had started to paint this dresser at a Home & Decor show, showcasing how I could achieve an ‘ombre’ effect on the drawers . . . before I got around the finishing the piece a customer came by the studio and asked if I could paint it in coral so she could use it in her daughters nursery . . .

Well, yes. Of course I could.


And I’m glad I did!

Apron Strings looks great on her!


What do you think? Do you have a piece that could use a pretty punch of coral?

Has your vision or plan ever changed on a project half way through?

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One thought on “Add a little ‘Apron Strings’ . . .

  1. Laura

    Love it!
    I painted a dresser coral once, and got scared no one would like the colors, so I glazed it with Burnt Umber.
    But I could go for this Apron Strings.

    Nice flare!


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