Posts tagged ‘bedroom makeover’

October 16, 2012

mr. dresser

From $30 interesting vintage find…

to…’how you doin’?’

  • remove hardware (the lip pulls HAD to GO), remove brass feet covers, wood fill chipped spots, sand, label drawers, clean off all dust
  • paint interior drawers – used interior semi-gloss linen white
  • 2 coats Annie Sloan Chalk Paint – Graphite
  • Annie Sloan’s Clear Soft Wax

Lower drawer with paint only, top drawer with paint + wax:

The wax was really frustrating until finally finding the rhythm & method by trial & error.  My method:

  1. lightly sand with SUPER FINE sand paper & wipe dust off
  2. have a bunch of white t-shirt rags handy
  3. cover 3 fingers with rag, dip in wax, work in small areas with progressive plan in mind
  4. circle the wax around like crazy, pressing & spreading even, end with a wipe following the grain

The final finish looks simultaneously fresh & old.  Dresser top:

“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then  by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.”  ~ Vincent Van Gogh

May 4, 2012

master makeover

The master bedroom is a work in progress.  The long turn-around due to… this “frugal minded” & super patient chick who will NOT put just anything in the house!

Here’s the transformation on the wifey side of the room – snore bore matchy dresser before:

After!:

All that for less than $150.  Sold the old dresser on Craig’s List for $150, bought the new for $150, chair $35, mirror $50 Hobby Lobby, lamp $25 Target, dogwood picture (moi) $5 winkflash, frame $25 Kohl’s.  The double frame – $1 thrift shop – actually has b/w family pics but for the blog, scrapbook paper.

Blue painter tape helped in deciding where to hang pictures & mirror.  Originally, a shelf was in the plan, but the balance seemed…off.

Of course, fresh flowers are a must

“Design is the method of putting form & content together. Design, just as art, has multiple definitions; there is no single definition. Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that’s why it is so complicated.”  ~ Paul Rand

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