Sunday, September 19, 2010

Bedroom Set Makeover Part One

I'm always keeping my eye out for well made furniture in need of a little love. A couple weeks ago I found a bedroom set on Craigslist and crossed my fingers for two days waiting for the lady to call me back. There were a few people interested, but I was the first person to leave a message so I got to see it first. I finished painting three of the five pieces.


All the original hardware was there but one piece was broken on the long dresser. I ended up moving all the hardware down and added two pretty glass pulls from Anthropologie. They have a nice vintage feel.

First I filled the top holes with wood filler, and then I sanded the whole piece down just to get any grime off.



This time I tried putting primer through my paint sprayer and it worked just fine. I did two light coats and sanded in between. I also sanded in between each coat of paint for a smooth finish.




The scalloped mirror is so sweet.



I love the flower detail and now it really pops.


I used a sanding block to distress the edges just a bit.



A sweet couple bought them this weekend for their little girl's room. I'm happy they found a good home.

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35 comments:

  1. Very lovely! Can't wait to have a yard where we can refinish some of our furniture too :-/ btw here's a little present for you http://mismikadodownthesidewalk.blogspot.com/2010/09/this-is-one-lovely-blog.html

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  2. Londen,
    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I LOVE your solution for the missing pull. You are raking in the projects and it sounds like they're selling really fast, too. Lucky you! Are you using a palm sander?
    xoxo,
    Stef

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  3. Londen ~ love that set...it is beautiful!!!! I love it:) You did such a wonderful job

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  4. Londen you did an amazing job!! Love these pieces!!

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  5. Thanks Stef! I used a palm sander first with medium paper then sanded by hand in between coats with fine. The couple who bought it wanted a dresser I painted a while ago but someone beat them to it, so I didn't have to list this one for sale.

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  6. I so want to do some spray painting like you. I have two end tables in my garage waiting, but I'm still deciding what kind of sprayer I want. Should I just jump in?

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  7. Pine Tree, if you already have the compressor then you only have to invest in the sprayer. It is time consuming cleaning the gun and getting set up but if you plan on doing more painting in the future, I say go for it!

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  8. Great job! These are fantastic pieces of furniture, I love the little flower details too!

    I've been using primer in my sprayer for a while now and never had a problem yet! Next up I want to try Varathane in the sprayer and see how that goes.

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  9. What a lucky little girl! xoxo

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  10. Very pretty! That little girl sure has a beautiful bedroom set now :)

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  11. Beautiful!Beautiful!Beautiful! I love it~

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  12. those are just beautiful! and the details are fabulous. i like them so much MORE than the set i just did which was semigloss and no distressing. this is so much iprettier and the details show up much more!

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  13. SIMPLY BREATHTAKING!!!! Your work is outstanding!! The color and the glass knobs ~swoon~...so jealous of that couple & their little girl. :)

    Cheers~
    e

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  14. These are beautiful!! Wow, I love how you've restored the pieces into chic, lovely furniture.

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  15. You scored on a great set! I love Craig's list!! So pretty painted white!
    Lisa

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  16. My parents' did this exact thing with a set of bedroom furniture from my dad's childhood. It's so amazing what a little white paint can do. It really gives furniture new life! You scored big time here, friend! It all looks terrific!

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  17. That is just gorgeous! That paint sprayer has really paid for itself, hasn't it?

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  18. So nicely done. The details seem to come alive in white. Would love to live with that set.

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  19. Omg, these pieces are so pretty! I love the details on them. You did a great job with the paint job. Just gorgeous.

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  20. Wow! What great finds. The paint job looks so nicely done. I am beginning to dabble in Craigslist a little.

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  21. Lovely! I just love how the white brings out the details!

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  22. londen, you know i think this set is SO pretty! just wanted to also thank you for joining my party!

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  23. You did a fantastic job~it looks just flawless! It's a really pretty set now.

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  24. Londen, another fantastic job; I love the little corner detail. Well, I love it all. Totally pro job!!! Yay!!!

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  25. They are gorgeous. What a great idea about using your existing pulls, and adding the glass ones. Love!!

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  26. Your pieces have such beautiful lines! Gorgeous!

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  27. My favorite kind of furniture! All the detail, and it looks so good white! Beautiful!

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  28. I love the dresser and nightstand! It looks soooo much better. Thanks for sharing.

    Brittany
    http://www.prettyhandygirl.com

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  29. just love the furniture, its so beautiful, the dresser and nightstand has been transformed into new things so beautifully

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  30. you have done a great makeover for this dresser and nightstands, without these two essential things, a bedroom is not complete and the storage space that they offer, it makes bedroom a great place to live with your personal items

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  31. What beautiful pieces of furniture. I really like the detail on the bedside table and that mirror is stunning! I wish I could be as lucky and find such wonderful pieces on ebay.

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