I am back with another makeover for the bedroom. I had talked about adding stencil to this dresser, but nixed the plan because it would have been too much activity for such a small room. Instead I came up with this idea to make the dresser sparkle with age.
Below is what the dresser looked like before.
Remember way back, when I shared my ideas and mood board for the bedroom? It was a while ago.
I had been sitting on top of this project for a while now, feeling very indecisive about the whole bedroom really and in particular the two Mid Century Modern pieces of furniture you see below. Should I paint them grey and which portions should be painted or should all of it be painted one color. It went on and on... this plethora of choices.
The problem was too much furniture and too many colors in a small room. I needed to paint these pieces so they would look unified without making too much of a statement.
But I'm back to show you what I have done and how I paired those two pieces of MCM furniture to get one unified look.
I have kept old furniture from a lifetime ago, always trying to re-use it over the years. I had this particular piece for over 22 years. It was a storage unit for my kids' toys and such. But after so many years I had grown tired of the look.
Έχω φυλάξει παλιά έπιπλα, προσπαθώντας πάντα να τα επαναχρησιμοποιήσω όλα αυτά τα χρόνια. Είχα αυτό το συγκεκριμένο κομμάτι για πάνω από 22 χρόνια. Ήταν μια μονάδα αποθήκευσης για τα παιχνίδια των παιδιών μου. Αλλά μετά από τόσα χρόνια είχα βαρεθεί την εμφάνιση.
This is a thing my son gave to me a few months ago. It had been sitting in the corner of one of the rooms - actually it was in the way and had to be moved from room to room - until this week.
This week I got so tired of moving it from one room to the next that I finally decided it was time to do something about it.
I also made sure to find out what it's called: A trough or as we know it a Vintage Book Rack. And this is how I up-cycled it and made it fun.
With the summer heat it has been hard for me to get motivated to do much of anything. Have you all heard about the legendary New York humidity? As many of you know, I am supposed to be working on making the bedroom look presentable, I even made a mood board. But so far things have been slow. It takes a lot to get me to paint these days with Tatou, our puppy, running around.
One thing I did manage to tackle has been the bed. This is how it looked before but I knew it needed a lot of help to look presentable. Today I am going to show you how to make an easy no-sew bed skirt with drop cloth. Along with some other tricks!
I'm Mary and I recently moved to New York from beautiful Greece. I like to re-purpose and up-cycle anything that is old or looks like junk. Join me as we use our creativity to spark some life into old things. And do it frugally! You will also see lots of photography of my Greece and New York.
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