Hi friends! Welcome to day #23 of my March Madness, 31 Thrifty Makeovers in 31 Days series!
Today I’m excited to be sharing part of my parent’s surprise bedroom set makeover. It’s an oak set that they’ve had for as long as I can remember. My Mom has been trying to sweet talk me into painting this set for the better part of the last year. Of course I would do anything for my Mom, but this set was going to take time, and it just never seemed to be the right time. Then a couple of weekends ago when she announced that she and my Dad were going to my brother’s house in SC to help watch their cutie pie five month old while they move, I knew I had the perfect opportunity to surprise her!
I headed over to her house on an icy/sleet filled Thursday night to get started. They left that afternoon and I knew I was going to need all the time I could get.
I painted four pieces: her dresser, my Dad’s dresser, and two night stands.
First up is her dresser:
This entire set was still in perfect condition and they paid good money for it, but it was just not the look my Mom wanted any longer in this space. (This picture makes this dresser look much better than it actually looks in person!)
It’s nothing that my good ole Cottage White DIY chalk paint couldn’t fix…
It looks like a totally new dresser! (The piece in the background is the true before color.)
Adding the feet really helped with this update also:
I purchased these at Home Depot for $10 each. Later I learned that Lowe’s has ones very similar, but a bit slimmer for $7 a piece.
I changed out the dated brass and wood handles for these that I found at Hobby Lobby:
They originally had a brassy finish, but I spray painted them with Rustoleum’s Heirloom white, and sanded each one a bit to age them. Would you believe they had all but one that I needed to complete this makeover? I had to add the final pull later. Now they’re perfect!
The center doors got simple glass knobs. I kept the brassy plates that had been there, just spray painted them.
I only sanded lightly as my Mom is not a fan of overly distressed pieces. I followed up with a coat of Annie Sloan’s clear soft wax to seal.
It really turned out better than I thought it could.
There are too many photos to fit everything into one post, so I’ll be keeping you in suspense for one more day before I share the rest. I know, I’m mean…Sorry! I’ll also tell you how my plans got derailed and my Mom’s reaction to the surprise!
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