BEFORE AND AFTER BED AND DRESSER

I finished up at my friend Doran’s house this morning. Her daughter’s furniture turned out SO well. I love the colors they picked out for the room. Doran is on our local radio, here in Birmingham, as the Savvy Mom. She discusses topics that concern the family, thoughts on saving, and making your budget stretch a little further. Ya’ll, she is a girl after my own heart and a true Southern Lady. I just LOVE her. You can find her on facebook here, as well as what channel you can tune into to listen.  Doran wanted to re purpose what she had as well as turn thrift store items into beautiful and functional pieces for her home.  In this first picture you can see this oh so fabulous, black pleated pillow she scored for 25cents. That’s right folks, 25 cents. It’s in PERFECT condition too.

 
 

 
 
Doran has a beautiful cut flower garden in her back yard. You can find little sprigs of fresh flowery goodness all around her home.
 



 
 
Ah…..the dresser. One of my favorite pieces. I painted both the bed and the dresser in Annie Sloan Old White and gave it a few coats of clear wax. Here is a little lookie at what this baby looked like before. The bed was this color as well.
 


Not bad at all, but it had a lot of wear on it and it wasn’t fitting for a teenager.
I took the hardware off, painted them a metallic silver and used a mix of graphite and clear wax to seal them as well as give them some depth.
 

Charleston has been busy in her room with her mom, making bulletin boards and recovering her lampshades in her new fabric. Didn’t they do a great job? I just love the colors.


 
 
 
For the initials, I used my cricut machine and cut out vinyl initials. I painted the vinyl the same metallic as the hardware, giving it a custom and finished look. I chose vinyl instead of hand painting the initials so that if she gets tired of them, she can just take them off.

Doran, my friend, I enjoyed every minute of being in your home. Thank you so much for making me feel like family.
Okay everyone! Don’t forget about the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Contest! You can link up or find more information here. I have already seen some pretty stiff competition.

Comments

  1. Everything works – and the handles on the dresser are the final 'pop' – they tie in so well with the entire room.

  2. Everything works – and the handles on the dresser are the final 'pop' – they tie in so well with the entire room.

  3. So pretty, young and fresh.

  4. So pretty, young and fresh.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Kelli, the room looks great! I have to ask you though, what Cricut Cartridge did you use for the font? I'm hoping I already own it. ;)

    Rachele

  6. Anonymous says:

    Kelli, the room looks great! I have to ask you though, what Cricut Cartridge did you use for the font? I'm hoping I already own it. ;)

    Rachele

  7. SueAnn says:

    Love the black and white with touches of yellow. So elegant
    Hugs
    SueAnn

  8. SueAnn says:

    Love the black and white with touches of yellow. So elegant
    Hugs
    SueAnn

  9. Absolutely stunning. I love what you did with the dresser. The whole room looks lovely and befitting a teenager.

  10. Absolutely stunning. I love what you did with the dresser. The whole room looks lovely and befitting a teenager.

  11. Chrissie says:

    Sooooooo pretty,I love the black and white and the monograms!

  12. Chrissie says:

    Sooooooo pretty,I love the black and white and the monograms!

  13. I love the silver side table in this room. Any idea where it is from?

  14. I love the silver side table in this room. Any idea where it is from?