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.
Today is one of the most exciting posts I've ever written. Can you hear me squealing in the background. Now this is something I don't do in real life, but since I'm on the internet I'll allow myself some liberties.
Today I am going to talk about - actually fangirl over - KariAnne of Thistlewood farms. She is one of my all time favorite bloggers and she does it all. She is a decorator, a DiYer and a photographer. But most of all KariAnne knows how to tell a story. Boy, can she tell a story! She can take the most mundane chore, like painting a door, and turn it into a monumental lesson in life. And with lots of chuckles to boot!
Now you are all probably wondering why I'm going on and on about KeriAnne. Obviously she inspires me! And I know I could never hope to reach her level of perfection. But I thought I would give it a humble try after seeing these chairs of hers.
After all chairs can be inspiring, right? This is the tale of the happy chairs.
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.
One day I was taking a walk at the farm and I spotted this rusty old table. Now I must have seen this old thing about a million times, but I had never really "seen" it. I had never seen its potential until now.
Μια μέρα έκανα μια βόλτα στη φάρμα και είδα αυτό το σκουριασμένο παλιό τραπέζι. Τώρα πρέπει να έχω δει αυτό το παλιό πράγμα περίπου ένα εκατομμύριο φορές, αλλά ποτέ δεν το είχα πραγματικά προσέξει. Δεν είχα δει ποτέ τις δυνατότητές του μέχρι τώρα.
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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