Add a pop of color to your space this Spring! Whether it’s a piece of furniture or an accent pillow, bold colors like teal or yellow, for example, make great additions to neutral colors in the home.

For my bedroom, I went with neutrals but I wanted to add some teal to add a pop of color.

The wall color in my bedroom is Mountain Air (Behr, Home Depot) with white trim. The headboard is a tufted microfiber suede material in a sand color and the bedding is white. For accent pillows, I’ve added a Mr. & Mrs. pillow in a burlap fabric and some furry white pillows as well. Basically, mostly neutrals.

Next, I have a dresser which I found in IKEA, in a vintage grey color.

I changed the knobs to crystal knobs to give it a more vintage vibe (Home Depot). I did not buy the matching dressers. Instead, I wanted to get two different vintage-style dressers to give it an eclectic feel. I’m not into the matchy furniture look.

Off to the thrift stores I went in search of some unique side tables.

While thrifting, I scored one for only $10 and the other I found at Home Goods for around $35. The Home Goods table was left as is (an antique off-white color) but the thrift find became a bolder color. I found the perfect spray paint in the perfect teal color.

vintage dresser DIY

Add a Pop of Color To your Space

How I did it…

Night Stand – vintage thrift (a steal -bought for only $10!)
Paint – the Home Depot (2 cans of spray paint plus a can of primer at about $4 each)

  • Wipe clean
  • Sand lightly, wipe clean again
  • Prime and wait to dry
  • Apply 2 coats of paint (give time to dry in between)

I removed the knobs and drawers and painted those separately. I also carefully covered metal parts with newspaper to keep their original finish.

The total cost of the project: under $25! Not bad when you compare it to buying something like this at a store for well over $100.