Saturday, 6 August 2011

Before and After: My First Furniture Makeover!

This September, I'm entering my second year of university and will be moving into my very first apartment. I am endlessly excited about the prospect of decorating and designing this new space which I'll be sharing with my sister. After living in dorms for the past 5 years (boarding school kid) I can't wait to be able to choose my own furniture and FINALLY escape the beige walls. I was really inspired by the blog 'Paint Me White' (Check it out--everything is so beautiful!) and decided to undertake some white painting of my own. It's such a great solution to the age old student problem of mismatched hand-me-down furniture.

Before: My Dad's old chest that was sitting unused in our basement.

Process: I got started by sanding down the wood, and then wiping it clean with a wet cloth. I added four coats of Behr Premium Plus Paint & Primer in one, and then spray painted the drawer pulls black. 

After:   The result of my very first DIY project! I put together a little vignette for the photograph, but I think I'll end up using it as a vanity table once I move into my new room. 

I love how you can really see the ornate carving details in the lighter colour.

I am so happy with the results, and can't wait to do more!

1 comment:

  1. This is absolutely gorgeous AND hard to believe that it's your FIRST makeover! Way to go! I'd like to invite you to share this over at Trash to Treasure Tuesdays on the Korner!