This before and after is actually part of a bedroom, family room and kitchen overhaul that I have been working on with my Mom and Dad. (more on that in another post!) They built their home about 20 years ago and are ready to freshen things up a bit. It’s all coming together really well and I have had my hand on a few projects to help them out.
These beauties were what they were using for their bedroom furniture. They picked them up at a garage sale years ago so who knows how old they are, but what we do know is they needed some love!
I love the transformation that a little love can do!
We decided to go black with stained tops. I really, really, really (can I emphasize the word really any more??) love how the tops break it up a bit and give the furniture a bit more character.
After debating on hardware, we ended up going with the original, which I think was the perfect match. It was like that hardware was meant for the new finish! And the best part? I didn’t have to do a thing to it! I love the little bit of old with the new … it’s the perfect marriage of styles if you ask me!
The process -
Clean and sand surfaces
Prime with a clear shellac
Paint – Valspar (whatever their true, pre mixed black is)
Distress with 60 grit
Stain tops – Minwax Dark Walnut
Poly by VarathaneLinked with
Thrifty Decor Chick
At the Picket Fence