Monday, July 11, 2011

Watermelon Pink!

It's been awhile since I've blogged about the redo of my daughter's room. Mostly because it's been awhile since I've actually done anything! Finding the time is hard around here and I was waiting for two major items. One was a new bed and the other was a dresser and night stand.

The bed we purchased this weekend. The dresser and night stand had been in our shed for the past while waiting for me to do a makeover on them.

This dresser set is one that my parents owned before I was born. I won't tell you how old that was but let's just say that Elvis was still the King! It had a dark brown stain on it and brass hardware. I took the set with me when I moved out on my own and about 11 years ago I sanded them down to their natural wood and they remained that way until yesterday.

Now, when I sanded them and varnished them the first time I swore I would never redo a piece of furniture again! It sucked. Really. I do not have the patience for all the sanding. BUT, I knew that this time would be different. For starters, I was going for a shabby chic sort of style so making mistakes is a bonus. I wanted it scuffed and worn looking. Since they'd already been sanded to their natural wood I didn't have to do much sanding at all.

I got really lazy with the paint. Now I may be a painter but I can't stand painting furniture! Again, no patience and no time! So I bought spray paint. Really! Krylon spray paint. Two colors, watermelon and ivory. The only pink and off white that Canadian Tire carried! Grand total of about $16!

I started out by doing a pretty shoddy job of spraying everything in the ivory color. It took about 10 minutes to dry then I sanded around the edges and areas I wanted to have the natural wood showing through. Then I sprayed it all in the watermelon. When that was dry I again did some sanding to let some of the ivory and natural wood show through. The entire project took about an hour and I am SO happy with how they turned out!

I've ordered these knobs (what a steal they were!) and can't wait for them to arrive!

At this point her room is about 90% finished and I can't wait to show it off! Stay tuned!