Friday, March 18, 2011

The Furniture...

You know when you are first married and you have, we had, no money? Well, my sweet parents bought us a furniture set so their poor little darlings wouldn't have to sleep on the floor. $500 for this whole set. And yes, we had to pay them back. Slowly. In installments.
Well, it was time for a change. This is really good, all wood, very heavy furniture so I didn't want to just chunk it. I wanted to paint it! Michael jokes not to stand too close to me because if you stand still for too long, I might paint you...

Anyway, this was probably the most fun part of the bedroom for me. I primed it, painted it, antiqued it, and sealed it. (that set of instructions is becoming a repetition in my blogs) Antiquing the furniture is just taking off the paint and making it look old where life would have nicked it, bumped it, and worn it down. What I love is that the original wood color comes through with this process. I used water-based sealer again on these pieces because there is no odor. (I did not want to attempt to move these beasts!)

The headboard is covered by a ton of pillows but I love how it turned out.

Here is the before picture of the furniture. Very dark.

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  1. Your furniture turned out great! It looks so much lighter and brighter. I love the distressing you added to the furniture!

  2. Great job, Kerrie!

    I can't even believe that it's the same furniture! :)

  3. I love your room! You did fantastic work!

  4. Looks fantastic what a great job

  5. Waiting for the weather to warm up so I can paint my dresser.

    Yours turned out wonderful!

  6. I LOVE these colors! Only if my hubby would let me do this to mine!