Thursday, January 21, 2010

80's furniture gets a makeover

Above is a picture of my oldest son's room at our previous house. His furniture was my husband's when he was in high school! K loved it, but I knew it needed a makeover!!

So I found some tinted grey primer and some charcoal paint that I found on the mismatched paint aisle.

For $7, I thought it was a great deal!

I added some pulls that I had leftover when I replaced the ones in my kitchen. I did have to buy some knobs to go with them. And it turned out like this...

I know the pics aren't great. It's because I took them with my cell phone. I couldn't find my memory card at the time to use my camera, so I went the easy way and then I got too lazy to take some more!

I think you get the idea, though!

When we first moved to our new house, K was in a twin bed because he was sharing a room with his little bro. So, he was in a twin bed. We have since moved little bro. to his own room (I'll be showing you it soon!), so I got K's queen bed back out. I had to do something with the headboard and didn't have enough of the charcoal paint left. I kind of wanted to do something a little different and not so matchy-matchy anyway. So, I sanded it down,

covered up this nice motif with a plaque,

and put a coat of primer on it.

Then, I used another clearance quart of paint- this time a yummy cream. (I'm thinking of using this color on my kitchen cabinets.)

I distressed the edges to tie it in with the other furniture...and just because I like it that way. I love how it turned out!

I'm linking toTransformation Thursday and Furniture Feature Friday!


19 comments:

Megan said...

Looks great!

It's amazing what paint and hard ware can do!

Just Us Justices said...

You need your own show on HGTV!

Kate @ The Gaines Gang said...

Wow! They look fabulous!

Lisa G said...

Wow-you are talented!! May send you some pics and see what you can do with some of our old stuff. Great job.

ann said...

Love it! How did you distress? Did you just use sandpaper?

The Cornwells said...

Those look great! I can't wait to see what else you've been doing!

Anna See said...

i really like what you did with the furniture. great job!

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

Wow!
Great transformations.
I really love the headboard.
~Amy

Magic Brush said...

Great job on this! It's so much work, but it looks sooooo good! Your fam is adorable too!

Christina said...

Big difference, looks great!

Steph said...

Great job! Love the way you distressed it.

Treasia Stepp said...

They turned out beautiful. Wonderful job of distressing everything.

Rachel said...

It looks great! I love how you painted the headboard a different color. Thanks for the comment on my daughter's doll bed.

Rachel @ Simply Rachel

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

sweet!! they turned out great :)

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

You did an excellent job! I love the color and finish of the bed. Very,very well done!
Yvonne

Rene said...

Nice transformation!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Those are great transformations! I especially like how the headboard turned out. The room all together is so great for a little boy. I like that it is themed, but not over the top. You showed how large of an impact you can make on a small budget.

Cindy said...

Paint to the rescue! Looks great, and I like that you covered the middle froo froo with a piece of wood. Totally adds to the look.

pk @ Room Remix said...

I always love a good paint transformation and you did a great job on both of these. The headboard is my favorite. :-)