Friday, March 19, 2010

My "New to Me" bedroom pieces

These are the pieces of furniture and things that I have been working on. The first was a ugly green box with Dora things on it. So I stripped and sanded, primed and painted and then put scrapbook paper as a liner.

This was a brown magazine rack that all I had to do was prime it. It is very heavy so it must have been a good piece.
This is a night stand that I only stripped the legs and sides, The top is lamenated so I left it alone. It's small but cute as a nightstand. I need find tiny handles because the standards don't fit. I also stripped and painted an end table, but I need to paint the handles on it. A man was going to buy it, but he changed his mind and gave it to me. I will show that one later.
This is the dresser that had 5 coats of paint on it. Only one drawer was good, but the other three have to be made and that is not a problem, since Al is a wood worker and builds country furniture.

The last piece was already painted, but I will give it another coat, but not until I move. I also found a head board and frame that was painted. All in all, these pieces all cost under $50, not counting primer and paint, of which I have only used half and painted 3 other pieces which I will also post later when they are put back together. If I am able to, I take things apart because it's easier than trying to sand and prime when it's all one piece.

I'm going to buy some embellishments from Home Depot to add some vintage look to them all. I love them and now I am on a search for a cute bench for my sitting area. I have one that I have on my porch, but it's not deep enough to be comfortable. I have milk glass lamps that I in the process of re-wiring and all will look great with my "new" pieces. Opinions are welcome.


aBohemianMarket said...

Hi Pat:
I received the beautiful card!!!
I love your new short hair cut and it is really cute on you.
I love the furniture and how you are fixing it up. You got a good deal on them : )
Thank you for being concerned about me.
Are you having time to create your cards? I think you are so creative!!!
Talk with you again soon.
peace & love

IsabellasCloset said...

Oh Pat.... I LOVE it all, how beautiful!
My very favorite is the fence piece..
You have been a very busy Gal.
Have a great day! ~Mary~ :-}

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

More wonderful items!

Amy. said...

Oh my goodness I love it all!!!!!!!!!!!!!