Thursday, April 24, 2014

A New Look for My Daughter's Vintage Bedroom Furniture

My elder daughter, whom I fondly refer to as "Miss Priss," asked if we could paint her bedroom furniture. She's had the chest of drawers, dresser, and bedside table since she was a toddler. They used to belong to my mother-in-law when she was a child, so we certainly wanted to keep them. But the tops were scratched and the edges were worn and Miss Priss had a Vision.

It's hard to stop her when she has a Vision.

She decided to paint the drawers pink, in an hombre fashion, and the cases (boxes?) glossy white. So we got started during spring break.

First we took off the drawer pulls. Then we primed the fronts.

The original pink was SW Dragonfly. We painted the bottom drawers this color. Then we mixed the pinks, using different amounts of the gloss white.

Here are all the fronts, drying in the spring sunshine.

After deliberating about the drawer pulls, she opted to try a silver chrome spray paint. We have yet to do this because of other projects Himself and I are in the midst of. More on that later. Also yet to do: paint the boxes (cases?) white. We're hoping to finish that up this weekend.

Finish photos to come!

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