Friday, November 11, 2011

before & after

I painted my bedroom furniture, bought a new comforter set and a new hamper, and if ya ask me it looks pretty darn good.  It did not turn out according to the plan/the way I picture it in my mind, but does anything ever?

dresser: Before
dresser: after & new hamper

$5.00 Mirror that inspired me. I guess I forgot to take a before of my nightstand but you can see it in the background (sorta).

Nightstand: after


$10 Table


Bed: Before

Bed: After

After all was said and done it didn't turn out how I thought it would, but I still like it.

My tips for painting furniture are as follows:

1. Do not skip steps! Steps should go: 1. Prep/Sand 2. Primer 3. Paint
2. Using a glaze or stain does NOT work out on furniture that is not made of real wood.
3. Yes, there is such a thing as awesome primer to help you prep laminate furniture and/or prep furniture without sanding, but it is CRAZY sticky and that is why it works. Here is a picture of my brush I tried to soak in hot water and vinegar to clean it.  Notice how the sides of the bucket are painted. Yeahhh I painted the bucket from underwater.  Be careful with that stuff.

5 comments:

The Powellski's said...

Wow Tiff I am super impressed with your skills! I hope to one day do things like that and be like you!

alayne said...

Oh my gosh! It looks amazing! Seriously!

Tiffany said...

Wow! The bedroom make over looks awesome!!! Very impressed! :) The furniture is amazing!!!

Bethany said...

That looks so great! You should be very proud. The hard work paid off.

Janelle said...

So cute, love the comforter!