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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Master Bedroom Furniture Make Over

I blogged about our master bedroom makeover here.  Way...way...way back then I said I'd post exactly how I refinished our bedroom furniture. As you know if you are reading my blog now I failed to continue posting regularly.  But I'm back!

We bought our furniture about 15 years ago.  It's made of pine by Broyhill so it's decent furniture...but it had an orange colored stain on it....yuck!  We really didn't want to spend the money on new.  We are cheap like that..hate to spend money on furniture would much rather take the kids to Disney. :)

Here are the before & after pictures...
before

after
It was a lot of work but the finished product was so worth it!  Here are some more pictures of the before pieces I refinished.   As you can see the lovely orange finish.  And lots of knots because of the pine wood.




 First I gave all the pieces a good cleaning.  Good thing I did that first...can you see the layer of dust on my dresser...gross!!!  Then I primed all the furniture using Zinnser cover stain.  I used a foam roller & 2 inch angled brush to apply the primer.  I also added Penetrol to the primer.  I did not want to have to sand all that furniture so I found that if I used this primer I could skip that labor intensive step.



I applied two coats of primer and lightly sanded between each coat. 

I decided to use an oil based paint for it's durability.  I didn't take a picture of that paint can & of course there is paint all over the outside of the can so I can't read it...sorry!  But I got it at Ace Hardware.  It's an oil based paint in black.  Bought it right off the shelf.  When I explained what I was doing to the nice people at Ace this is that paint they recommended.  I have to say it wasn't the easiest to work with.  Oil paint is messy.  But I wanted a durable finish without having to put a glossy sealer on it.  I'm not particularly fond of high sheen furniture.  I did two coats of black paint on all the furniture.  I also added the Penetrol to the black paint.


I also decided to refinish the hardware or "wood knobs".  After pricing new hardware I decided it wasn't very "Cents-able".  So I found spray paint that was suppose to resemble metal.  I gave each knob a nice coat of primer then sprayed them with Rustoleum Hammered. 

 

This is how the spray painted wood knobs look back on the painted furniture.





There you have it...how I refinished our furniture.  I won't lie to you...it took lots of time.  The painting was time consuming...all those drawers.  And I had to wait at least overnight between each coat of primer & each coat of paint.  Oil paint takes a LONG time to dry.  I may try latex paint on my next project.  But honestly we couldn't be happier with the results.  And just because I love before & after pictures here they are again.
before
after

I'll post the "how-to" on the wall treatment this week...I promise!  Hope you come back & take a look at that!!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.



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13 comments:

  1. Good choice to paint the furniture. The pieces turned out great.

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  2. What a wonderful change! I really love the paint color against the board and batten in that space as well. And of course, the power of paint never disappoints - job well done on painting your furniture. The black is much more modern and in keepin with the style of the room without buying new. Thanks for linking up to my Room Evolution party!

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  3. I absolutely LOVE your bedroom. I tried to do the same type of thing, but failed! LOL. Gorgeous! Love the white paneling. ---Tisha from Dance.

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