Welcome to day #24 of this wild and crazy March Madness series! Can you believe
I’ve we’ve made it this far?
I’m so excited to share the rest of my parent’s bedroom set today. Yesterday I shared the piece with the prettiest and most unexpected results, my Mom’s dresser:
The bright new paint job and the addition of the feet made such a difference in the whole style of this piece. The hardware didn’t hurt either. And you didn’t even notice the pretty curves at the bottom before.
So I told you yesterday that I headed over on an icy sleet-filled Thursday night because my parent’s had left that afternoon. In case you missed it, they were going to help take care of my brother and his wife’s 5 month old baby girl, while they moved. I needed all the time I could get and since they were planning on coming home Monday, I figured it would be tight, but I could get it all done in time. I’m not going to lie, this was a lot of work. Here’s how I spent my weekend…
Thursday night I cleared everything off, removed all the old hardware, and pulled out all the drawers. Nice cell phone shot of the chaos:
I was trying to keep what was in each drawer with that drawer. I also got one coat of paint on the two dressers, fueled by several thin mint Girl Scout cookies. They are so good!
I headed back over Friday morning after I got my youngest off to preschool and filled in the holes on the nightstand drawers (since I was changing out the hardware), and got one coat of paint on all the rest of the drawers. There were 15 drawers, ya’ll!!
I picked up my youngest after preschool and headed back over. I got the drawers to the nightstands sanded and painted, and one coat of paint on each nightstand.
Saturday morning I went back over and gave everything a second coat of paint. (It sure is easier to work when you have Girl Scout cookies.) I decided I would leave it all to dry overnight before waxing on Sunday morning, and headed to a few thrift stores to reward myself for all my hard work. I was feeling pretty high on all the goodies I found (or maybe that was just paint fumes)…
That’s when I got a phone call from my brother. My parents were leaving to come home Sunday morning! What?! They are about eight hours away. That would never give me enough time. But it was too soon to head back over and start sanding right then, so I headed home.
My hubby was such a good sport that weekend, holding down the fort with the two boys without me. I told him I had no choice but to go back over and finish. After dinner, I helped get my youngest ready for bed, and then I headed back over. It took me until 3:20 in the morning to get it all sanded and waxed, hardware attached, and put back together. But it was done! That is such a great feeling.
The difference isn’t as profound as my Mom’s dresser, but still a welcomed change:
That whole corner just feels lighter. Again, the paint brings out that curvy detail at the bottom.
The nightstands before… both looked just like this:
Nice. Um no…
Now they are very nice!
These got new feet as well.
And new hardware:
These came from Hobby Lobby, but were originally dark on the tips. I painted them in the same Heirloom White spray paint by Rustoleum as I did the dresser hardware.
Her furniture now matches the romantic French Country style she already had going in this space. I had planned to paint the bed as well, but I knew time would not allow for it. I think it actually grounds the space very well as is.
So how did my Mom like her surprise? She cried. The good kind, happy tears. She was so grateful as I knew she would be. I was so excited for her to come home and see it. She actually thought she was robbed because when she came home, it was dark and a candle with a self timer that had been on the dresser previously, was sitting tipped over on the floor just inside her closet, and that’s all she could see. I told her somebody robbed her and left her with a beautiful new bedroom set!
We also made over her Master Bath a while back. You can take that tour here:
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