Wednesday, October 30, 2013

I Painted My Bedroom Furniture !

 Last week, my daughter and I with the help of 2 sons ( the sons didn't paint they were only physical labor ) and 1 girlfriend painted our bedroom furniture! The bedroom set was old I think 26 years old. and it was ugly ! We have talked about getting new furniture but there was always something else was needed , so it gets pushed to the end of the list. We used homemade chalk paint..
 There was a whole bed wall for the headboard and my son took it and the two cabinets  that were on top off , so we are just left with the nightstands and the back of the bed wall. This whole process has made our bedroom look so much bigger. I am on the lookout for a king size headboard to paint..We spray painted all the knobs and handles instead of buying new.. they were a brass color.
 There was ugly stained glass in the cabinets on the top of the hutch .. I was going to take the hutch part off the dresser and just buy a mirror to hang on the wall, but I turned the glass over so it was smooth and painted it with chalkboard paint.

It was a great way to lose the stained glass!

 We painted all the furniture in the bedroom.. slid boards and dropcloths under each piece. We had all the drawers lined up in the bathrooms.. It only took one day to paint it all but it took a couple days to get everything back in order.. It was so worth it ! I got new burlap lampshades at Hobby Lobby ..they are the round drum shaped ones shown below.

 They look so much better! This whole project was right around $100.00 including the lampshades! While this was going on my husband was out of town on a business trip, and he had no idea this was going on .. He did ask why I went with off white and not a color :) I just couldn't decide on a color so off white it was !
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Kris said...

Priscilla, I am so glad you posted this, because on IG, you couldn't (at least I couldn't) see the detail. I love what you did with the stained glass piece. Brilliant! Makes me want to paint our bedroom set. It is old too. It was Greg's parents, and because they are both gone, he won't let it go. They bought it in the 80's and it needs some updating! But I hear ya....our bedroom is always the last to get primped.
Beautiful redo! Love it!!
xo Kris

Barb said...

Very clever of you and it turned out beautifully,

So, is your husband afraid to leave town because he's not sure what he will find when he gets home? :-)

Barb said...

Your "new" furniture looks just wonderful. I think I would be afraid to try that. Good for you!

Jann Olson said...

Great job Priscilla! Love how it turned out. The chalkboards are fun! I am painting my bed white now also. Started last Sat. It's taking longer than I thought. Busy week and I am getting close to being finished. Looks like we were on the same page. Great minds think alike. lol! Thanks for sharing it with SYC.

Catherine said...

It all looks great!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I love it!!! It looks terrific. You have inspired me to paint my set which is about 50 years old, but there is nothing wrong with it. It was very expensive when we purchased it and has stayed in good condition.
Thanks you so much for sharing this bedroom update. How did you make your paint?
Have a great weekend.

Kara @ Petals to Picots Crochet said...

Wow! The pieces look awesome!

DianeM said...

OMGoodness...your "new" bedroom set is gorgeous! I applaud you for the effort this must've taken to complete...I think I would've been overwhelmed, but the results are soooo worth it!
Smiles, DianeM

Lynn@FernAvenueBlog said...

It turned out gorgeous!! I love how it totally changed into something so wonderful...

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

I bet that has brighten up your room so much! I'm featuring your paint project in this week's PoPP Spotlight.

Gabriele said...

Simply one word: Brilliant!
It looks wonderful.
Greetings from Germany

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Doodlebug Road said...

Amazing change - with just paint!
It all looks great!

Allie Bobe said...

Beautiful! I'd love it if you'd add it to our link party @

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

You gave new life to all your pieces...they look great!!

Terry Moore said...

I remember when these pieces were all the rage. You certainly extended the value with this lovely update! Just so cute!

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