Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Been doing some painting...

I got around to painting the dresser and rusty red walls in my kitchen area. The walls were painted dolphin gray in eggshell by behr and the dresser was painted ivory mist in semi-gloss by behr. Both are paint and primer-in-one.

Here's the only before shot I have because one of our computers had to be restored and I lost the good before shots, sorry!:

Notice how tarnished the drawer pulls are. I bought the dresser on craigslist. Whoever owned this dresser before put a lifetime of cigarette resin on it. It was bad. 

And here it is after two coats of paint! I ran out of paint so I'll eventually get around to that third coat. I soaked the drawer pulls in bowl of white vinegar and then scrubbed them with a toothbrush. It was amazingly easy. 

The gray walls create a nice contrast and you can really see the detail in the clock now. 

A view into the study/office. Not sure if I should keep those yellow walls or not.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Master Bedroom....again.

Hey there! I added a tv armoire to my bedroom plus accessories:

I painted the armoire a beigey white, which was originally a dark stain wood look, and painted the tv tray turned-accent-table a creamy white. 

These boxes also got a fresh new look. They had wine bottles and wine glasses on them and I painted them white and used a homemade stencil in a chevron pattern. I think it really brings out the brass details. By the way, I'm loving this pattern right now (along with most of blog land)! Every time I see this pattern being used, whether it's on a pillow or a rug, I WANT it. LOL

Here's how everything looks on this side of the bedroom now:

It's coming along, one project at a time, and very little money spent. Next I'll be adding a sitting chair and accessories by the window. 

Suzy :0)