I have a variety of furniture and decorating projects that I started at home and have not found time to finish them. So I decided this weekend I would devote some time to completing a few. Here they are:
Table – One afternoon, I spotted this table in the back of The Salvation Army for $5 and knew it would be pretty painted. Here’s the finished result. It actually only took about 10 minutes to do using white paint. I filled in the middle with a touch of turquoise craft paint, and now it sits in front of my bed. Not sure what I’ll put in it yet.
Monogram – This was originally an antique mirror, but I broke it during my recent move. I had seen similar things done on Pinterest using letters, so I decided to create one of my own using my initials. At first, I wasn’t happy with the gold color of the letters, so I repainted them light brown. It still didn’t look right, so I changed them back to gold.
I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with it, but since I planned to use it in my dressing room, I decided to start off by giving the drawers and front a distressed look with white paint.
But I decided to leave the bottom and sides the original color. As it evolved, I filled in part of the front with a light turquoise color, also giving it a distressed look.
Then I went to the craft store and bought stencils to make the front a little more decorative. It was my first attempt to use stencils, and I actually think I could have probably painted the design freehand better. But the good thing is, I can always change it if I want to.
Jewelry Chest – I bought this chest a while back at the Salvation Army for about $30. It was black, but had places where the paint had chipped off.
I wanted the dresser and the chest to match. First, I lightly painted over the black with brown paint, the same color used on the top of the dresser. Then I brushed one coat of white paint over the drawers and the middle bar on the front.
I later painted the bar turquoise to give it the same accent as the dresser. The drawer pulls were originally silver, so I painted them black like the ones on the dresser. After finishing with the paint, it was time to stencil.
Have you completed a Pinterest project that you’re proud of?