Notice that piece of furniture? If you’re closely related to me, you might remember it.
Saturday night, I could NOT fall asleep. I was up from 9 pm to 2 am with a cloud of ideas swirling around in my head (I wrote about some of it here). Blame it on the coffee I had earlier, the heartburn and nausea I was feeling, my spring fever, or nesting. I thought about what I want to do about our bedroom, our garden and patio, our side entrance and how to jazz it up, even cutting into our floor to make our entryway bigger (?!?). I flipped through some Ballard & PB catalogs and back issues of BHG, and sketched some ideas.
I had mentioned in this post painting the hutch, corner cabinet, and table in my dining room black. Here they are:
Thinking about the colors in our bedroom and how all the dark wood made our room look small, it dawned on me. Three large pieces of black furniture will make my DINING ROOM look small as well! ARGH! Looking through catalogs, I realized that a TON of the furniture was distressed and white.
Why not try it in the dining room and see how I like it? If it works for the dining room, maybe it’ll work for the bedroom!
On Sunday, we went to Lowe’s, picked up some paint and glaze, and the three of us set to work:
waiting on a second coat…
and the next day…
finished brass knobs, hinges, and screws
Haven’t gotten to the table or the distressing yet, still needs doors and hardware, buuuut, VOILA!
This one looks naked with no doors or shelves, but still!
You can kinda see how the distressing will look, since we tried not to paint the lines:
The color is Valspar’s Quail Egg and I looooove the creamy color!
One last look at before and after:
Want to see the finished result? Here’s part two.
But the room is COMPLETELY different now, check out what our dining room looks like now in 2013.