Sunday, October 3, 2010

sampling

I managed to take two whole photos of my furniture makeover... only two. Luckily it was one before and one after. :) So here is a little sampling of the paint job.

The furniture I painted was the headboard and nightstand set that I am currently using in my guest room. It belonged to my grandmother and I received it when I was six. I love it, and it would be hard to get rid of, but with this makeover I don't think that is necessary!


The before photo. I had already started sanding it, then realized that I should take a before photo. Not just for you, but for sentimental value too. It has to be from the 60's or 70's... but it is quality furniture. I think I managed to give it a totally different appearance.


And after! I painted it a semi-gloss off-white (I don't have the exact sherwin-williams name with-in reach). I took a SW swatch to lowes and they mixed it for me. And of course she needed a new knob. It's just a simple clear-glass knob, also from lowes. And of course Elliott climbed in as soon as I brought it back inside.

It was a tough piece of furniture to paint. Getting in the corners of the 'box' took a lot of time and sideways bending. But I love it's new look! I have a dresser that actually goes with the set, but it is up in my bedroom. I am planning on painting it the same color, and I have new knobs to replace those lovely gold/brass ones. :) I'm hoping to get that painted while the weather is nice and cool and not damp. It took me two weeks to paint this furniture - all thanks to the rain and humidity.

And a note to the locals... I am looking for a couple of dressers. Small/medium in size, don't have to be matching in any way. If you know of anyone selling or getting rid of any furniture, let me know!


cjd

2 comments:

  1. You are making this I could actually redo our furniture. But I'm kind of scared to try!

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  2. wow, that turned out super great!!!

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