Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Vintage Dresser in White and Mint

How much good details can we throw in to one piece of furniture??
Check out the design on these drawers? Look at the gold chain hardware!
And, the white and green are so gorgeous together!

Oh, hello gold chain hardware!  Where have you been my whole life?

 I posted a photo on Instagram of some possible options for this piece.  I knew I wanted to do white on the drawer fronts.  It gives them such a classic look.  The base, however, needed to be a different color.  This look gives it an updated, more modern style.  Most of my followers chose a color called, "Fountain of Youth".  It was a gorgeous soft aqua but I wanted green.  I'm not sure why, but that's what I was feeling for this dresser.

I can see this piece in a variety of different rooms.  It has TONS of storage and is very well made.  It is listed on my Etsy shop, The Turquoise Iris.  Let me know what you think.  And, if you are not already following me on Instagram, please do so!  Come on!! @theturquoiseiris

Happy Wednesday,


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Mid Century Tango with Tangerine Dresser

It's spicy, sweet, sour and salty all in one!!

I love this fresh happy color on the mid century dresser.  I used a sunshine yellow and combined it with a "mis-tint" coral shade I bought for $2.00 at Ace Hardware.  I saw a piece painted by Rhino Restoration, admired the color and did my best to mix something pretty close.  

I always have to mix it up a bit, can't help myself. This gray and white paper on the drawers really pops off the tangerine.

This wall covering is from Urban Outfitters.  They sell tons and they are inexpensive.

My pretty white "thrift store" giraffe is so cool.  She makes everything look better!

One more thing...Friends, 
If you are not already, please check me out on Instagram @theturquoiseiris 

Thanks and have a beautiful day!


Thursday, August 7, 2014

Designing a Room and Shopping From Home

I'm having so much fun gathering items to compliment my furniture pieces.  I realize I need to use a program for this, though.  Does anyone suggest a good program for making design / style boards?

1. Dresser by The Turquoise Iris 2. Art by Rita Ortloff on 3. Rug and Bedding by West Elm 4. Light Fixture by Serena & Lily 5. Pots by Melsva on

1. Campaign table by The Turquoise Iris 2. Rug by Serena and Lily 3. Art by Katie Mckinnon 4. Lamp and Wallpaper by Anthropologie 5. Tray by Libbie & Winston 6. Coasters by Brooklyn Thread

1. Bed by The Turquoise Iris 2. Bedding and Rug by Land of the Nod 3. Wallpaper and Curtains by Anthropologie 4. Art by Parima Creative Studio

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Turquoise Antique Dresser / Buffet

One of a Kind Show Stopper piece!!!
 I've sanded and refinished the top in an antique walnut. The dresser has 4 different colors on it for a worn, weathered unique look. This piece is solid wood and in great condition.

This piece would be amazing in a large entry or dining space. But, how fun would it also be in your modern eclectic bedroom? 

The knobs are unexpected, I know.  But, I like them...a lot! 

I love how the top finished out and so glad I didn't paint it like I had originally planned. I'd love to see this in someone's dining area!

This dresser / buffet is available on my Etsy shop, The Turquoise Iris.

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