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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Progress on the Bedroom Redecorating

I've been working to update one of the bedrooms on the 2nd floor of our house. This is the room that my oldest daughter occupied when she lived at home. That daughter is now 29 and getting married soon. So I figured it was time to redo the room and get rid of the stuffed animals, the bubble gum pink walls, the flowery border, etc... To date, I've moved the furniture from this bedroom into another guest bedroom to finally be put with the rest of the matching set. The walls have been painted a gray and it is so much calmer than those bright pink walls. AND.... I've painted some vintage furniture to replace the set I moved. About 2 years ago I bought a nice vintage chest of drawers and a matching vanity at a neighbors garage sale. I paid $50 for both pieces. They've been stored in my basement along with LOTS of other furniture waiting for a redo. Most of the pieces will be sold in my booth space. But this I just kept hanging on to for the right spot. Finally, I figured it out! Here are some pictures of the furniture. I'll do an entire room reveal at a later date as I'm still working on it!
There are the vanity and dresser in their "before" state.
Here are a few after shots. I really like the pictures where you can see the dresser reflected in the mirror of the vanity. I realize now that I need a bench for the vanity. Not a problem at all.... I went and looked over my "stash" of furniture in the basement; and I had about 5 to chose from. I selected one that looked good with the vanity and that will soon be painted and recovered too. Well, I'm off now to paint a dresser that is going to become a tv stand in another spare bedroom. Boy this is fun! Shared at Miss Mustard Seeds and Debbie Doo's Also linked to:
Totally Transformed

14 comments:

  1. This is just too gorgeous - especially as a set!
    Tried to follow you but don't see a follow button anywhere?
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    1. Thanks Suzyq. As you can probably tell I'm new to blogging. You are my first comment and you can now be my first follower (if you would like). I added a "follow" button. Thanks for mentioning it as I didn't even realize I didn't have one. LOL I still have a lot to learn about blogging.

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  2. Just beautiful!!! Love your color choice, you did an awesome job! Welcome to Blog Land. Hopped over from Furniture Feature Friday and now following you on g+. Would love to have you stop by for a visit and follow my site at http://www.vintagestreetdesigns.com Blessings ~ Judy

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    1. Thanks for the supportive comment Judy! I will go visit your blog and become a follower.

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  3. Your pieces are gorgeous! What paint (and color) did you use? I love the color choice. I found you via Miss Mustard Seed. :)

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    1. Tammigirl -- I used Annie Sloan Chalk paint in Duck Egg for the bedroom pieces. If you follow Miss Mustard Seed I know you've heard of that stuff. LOL Have you used the ASCP yet? I have painted many pieces with it... I was so pleased that it covered so well over the black paint that was already on the furniture. I really liked the effect of the black paint showing through where I sanded to distress.

      Thanks for the comment.

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  4. This is such a pretty pretty piece. I LOVE the color! Thanks for sharing with the newbie party.

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    1. Thanks Debbiedoo for hosting the party!

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  5. Wow, you did an amazing job!! I love the color!! Your newest follower from the newbie party. :)

    Kathy @ http://lifeonlakeshoredrive.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for the comment Kathy. I went over to check out your blog and became a follower. It looks like we have a lot in common!

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  6. What a beautiful bedroom set! I love the color you chose so soft and pretty. I would love for you to share at my party Totally Transformed @ http://pjhdesignsoneofakind.blogspot.com I'm a new follower.

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  7. Thanks for the suggestion Peggy. I did link to your party and even added your icon/button/gadget (whatever that's called) onto my page. I'm new and trying to learn this stuff. Hopefully that was the right thing to do?

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  8. This color is lovely--one of my favorites and I think your choice of knobs is terrific. Very nice makeover! Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Shannon. Duck Egg is one of my favorite colors too!! It seems like whenever I paint a piece in that color and take it into our booth it sells quickly. :)

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