8.16.2009

Latest Project

I'm back to blogging this week. Wow~ I've been busy and I'm staying busy but that's good. :) I had friends in town from Wisconsin over the weekend. We had a great time; I'll post photos later.

Painting furniture has been latest home project. Oh My Lanta... it's so hard! I re-painted a dresser, 2 nightstands, and a mirror. Also, I changed the hardware. I'm planning on sanding the edges of the furniture to create a shabby chic appearance. Currently, the furniture has a slight shabby appearance but I think it could use a more shabby feel.

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33 comments:

Belle- Pink Cupcake said...

Is it pine? My mom would DIE!!! She would have paid a pretty penny for those.

AndreaLeigh said...

amazing! i need some tips. i've bought some pieces for the baby's nursery and i want to whitewash them. did you use a foam brush, roller, or a regular brush? did you prime? give me some tips!

Melissa said...

It looks so great!!

Sweet Simplicity said...

You did a great job! I love the pink knobs!

Kristen said...

Oh I LOVE them! They look great! I am such a big fan of white furniture!!

Taryn said...

LOVE them!! They look completely different now - in a good way.

In this wonderful life... said...

I've missed you!!! The furniture looks GREAT! good job :) love the hardware.

d.a.r. said...

seriously gorgeous!!! I want your furniture now :)

BakerGirl said...

Very cute! I wouldn't worry about making it look shabbier b/c everyday wear and tear will happen quickly and it will be more authentic.

Shoshanah said...

I think I might be in love with that dresser! And I'm awfully impressed with how much better the nightstand looks after being painted.

midnight macaroons said...

Very Shabby Chic! Love it!!! You did a fabulous job. I decided to repaint our mahogany sleigh bed a few months ago and forgot to tell hubby (wink). He came home early and when he opened the garage door found half the bed dripping in white paint. I could hear him scream, MONKEY!!! (That's his nickname for me). I knew I was in BIG trouble. But it turned out alright, he finished painting the bed for me, hee, hee...I told him, You did a good job. It looks great! But he didn't smile.

TanyaLea said...

LOVE IT!! My daughter has a similar pine bedroom set that consists of a very sturdy and HUGE queen canopy bed, nitestand and large armoire... I've considered painting it for a long time, but now that I see the results of yours, I just may brave out and paint it. My inlaws would fall over, and they don't understand painting over perfectly good solid wood... but it's just a little too rustic for my taste!! :) Looks great...you should post some painting steps/tips!!

Blessings and Hugs,
~Tanya

Jen and Rob said...

They look great!

Katie said...

i'm green with envy...that is pure heaven.

xo
k

Aubrey said...

You did such a good job. I love white furniture.

Petunia said...

Wow--it came out so pretty! What a difference a coat of paint and new hardware makes. Love it!

Kate said...

I love how they turned out!

Lil' Woman said...

Wow those look great! :)

Jill said...

WOW - that is an awesome transformation! I love the hardware!

Mommy, Esq. said...

Wow, that looks so great! I've been wanting to do something with our ancient, hand-me-down bedroom set for a while, but don't know how to start. Any tips?

Kassie said...

That looks so gorgeous!! I just love the shabby chic look for furniture.

Kassie said...

That looks so gorgeous!! I just love the shabby chic look for furniture.

cassi rash said...

You have such a cute blog here! I would have never thought to paint that rustic furniture white with a shabby chic vibe. They look great!

melissa said...

Wow, Jill!! I am so impressed. You did a fabulous job and I know it must have been a lot of hard work.

Jennifer said...

That looks awesome! LOVE the dresser!

Wearing Mascara said...

Sooo... here's what I'm thinking. You should come and redecorate my apartment when I move next week. K? K.

AmyT said...

looks great...you do the cutest things!!!

Jess said...

Those look amazing! LOVE the hardware. Great job, Jill!

You should post some tips/tricks on your painting process! I'm definitely one of those people that gets overwhelmed by how to take on these types of projects...Do I sand by hand or with a sander? How rough should my sand paper be? Do I paint with a roller or a brush?! Looks like you've figured it out, though!

Angie said...

LOVE, LOVE LOVE it!! What great transformations!! Beautiful!!

Kristie said...

Wow! Amazing job!

amazeingteacher said...

you've been busy! i've got some painting to do myself but i keep putting it off! i love your grandmas silver too!

Woman Interrupted said...

Amazing how some paint and hardware can really transform a piece of furniture! (but it is hard work...great job!)

Jules said...

It looks fantastic! You did a wonderful job. It doesn't even look like the same furniture. I really like the new hardware you added too.