But now, it is SEVERAL colors:
Let's back up, shall we? Here was everything I needed for this project, and believe it or not, I owned all these things so I didn't have to get any more supplies. (Oops, I just realized, my electric sander and frog tape are not pictured.)
I did my usual routine..... sand, prime, paint:
Note: I started out using a Valspar white spray paint, but found it to look way too off-white, so I ended up using regular Olympic house paint in super bright white. This ended up working out just fine.
I was not planning to go wild with this piece. I was going to keep it all white, but then I thought I wanted to introduce a little fun with the knobs. That's when things started to take off on their own. I spray-painted the knobs black, then I saw that I had round sponges of three different sizes, I decided to do three different colored circles on the face of the knob.
And that is when I busted out my frog tape, and just started taping and painting whatever came to mind. I had no plan, and no idea if it would turn out looking awful.
And here is my 2 cents about frog tape, which I originally heard about from Miss Mustard Seed. Unlike crappy blue regular painters tape, which generally works best if you peel it off before the paint dries.... frog tape does best when the paint has dried. The paint doesn't bleed as noticeably and it leaves pretty crisp edges. It's not perfect,but it's FAR better than any tape I've ever used. Even though it's expensive, I'd recommend it for projects like these. And here is a simple before/after of my dining room with the new buffet. It doesn't make a big drastic different in the overall picture, in my opinion....
...but I still do like it. :)
Here is the thing though... my husband says it doesn't match. And the fact that it is black and white contrasts with the brown dining set. Looking at the overall dining room picture, I can kinda see what he's saying... so what do you think? Does it now look out of place with the rest of the furniture in that room?
Or ignore him?
I'm linkin up: