Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Doesn't my Bedroom Look Awesome Now! I will give you that my bedroom is still very much a work in progress.  But it has really come a long way in a very short amount of time!  And I have so many more ideas that I want to incorporate getting a new alarm clock! 
The "matching" pink nightstands really make the bedroom look more complete, and look like a cohesive bedroom set (and I will post more surrounding pics soon!) 

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The "Matching" Pink Nightstand

So I don't really have a great "before" picture, but this was the picture shown on Craig's List that made me think "hmmmmm, this looks an awful lot like the nightstand I just refinished...I could have a 'matching' pair!"

so I started sanding off just the really deep scratches with a sander using 80 grit sandpaper...
and I removed the old hardware and sanded it as well, then filled in the holes with wood putty, as I was planning on using a 3" pull from Anthro...

so here it is all puttied and primed...

I used Kilz odor blocking spray primer on the whole nightstand after cleaning it thoroughly

and I really should have used one of the multitude of tarps I had lying around instead of painting directly on the cement...but awwwwwhhhhhh, the joys of renting! But poor grass...

I applied the first coat of paint with a sponge roller and ignored all of the cracks and crevices that still needed to be filled in until my second coat

and again...more paint on the cement...oops!

On the second coat I filled in all the crevices, but didn't really get the feet until the third coat, when I finally got out a tarp (I figured I could be a little nice to the cement)

and so I finished up the painting and moved on to the next step which is adding 2-3 coats of  Verathane brand water-based sealant ( I got this tip from Holly's amazing blog!)

so here if the shelf insert drying in my kitchen...upside down on a fruit bowl (and yes, that is a Hello Kitty toaster in the background)

and this is the final product for drilling the new holes in the drawer for my cute ceramic pull from Anthropologie 
and tada....look how pretty and shiny...I just love it!


and yes, that is the Lord of the Rings trilogy book...because why wouldn't that be on one of my nightstands!!! 

Doesn't it look nice?  I feel like my bedroom looks balanced now! 

Friday, June 25, 2010

My Grandma's Nightstand...Now With a Pink Kick!

Unfortunately I do not have any before pics of this little baby...I am HORRIBLE at remembering...but here is how my Grandma's nightstand looks after some much needed TLC and a few coats of bright pink paint! I really love how this turned out...
and the supercute ceramic melon drawer pulls from anthropologie really make it special.
I also decided to paint the inside of the drawer (as this is just a nightstand and I won't be putting my clothes in here) and line it with a adorably cute owl paper from Paper-Source. And the pinks are exactly the same tone...

So here it is making its debut in my bedroom! Just perfectly girly enough for me & Miss Bunny B!

Yeah don't hate...but those are some Twilight books on the nightstand's shelf...

Refinishing My Grandparent's Dresser

I wanted to share my grandparent's dresser makeover that I just finished. It started like this:

(sorry about the HORRIBLE before shot)...

Then it got some primer lover...

Yeah...that is little Miss Bunny Bear in the corner of my shot...

Then I slapped some leftover paint I had lying around the house from painting an accent wall in the living room on it...and I ended up with this! I think it turned out great.

it is hard to tell from these shots, but the color is really more of an aqua/teal blue.

My First Post!

I am very new to the blogging world (probably obvious due to the title of this post!), but since I love reading about other peeps' creative ideas...I thought it might be time to start my own! Even if it is for no other reason then to have a better way to post furniture pieces I have repurposed for Holly's Fresh Coat Fridays!

I hope you enjoy perusing my blog as much as I enjoy reading yours. Happy perusing!