I'm so excited to have finally painted a piece of furniture. Does a trunk count as furniture? I guess it does when you use it as a bedside table. Anyways...if you remember last week's post, the trunk above used to look like the trunk below.
I guess this picture isn't all that helpful since you can't see much of it, but what you need to know is that it was a hot mess. The trunk originally belonged to my husband's grandparents and sometime in the 70's it got a very bad, dark blue paint job.
At first I thought about painting just the parts of the trunk that were blue and leaving the wood and black metal hardware the way they were, but the blue paint was kind of all over the place. Blue paint would have been visible on the wood and hardware, so I just decided to paint the whole thing.
I've posted this picture before, but Holly's trunk over at In The Fun Lane assured me that I could cover the whole trunk with paint and it would look good.
I borrowed another one of her ideas and used mistinted paint that I found at Wal-Mart to paint my trunk. Ever since I read that she uses mistints on her furniture makeovers I duck into the paint aisle every time I visit a home improvement store to see if I can come across any good colors.
That cream color was pretty much perfect and since we already had primer, my little trunk transformation only cost $4.23 + tax.
This picture's not very good, but you can see more of the trunk.
And here's a gratuitous close-up shot of the accessories....
...which are totally staged. That's actually my husband's side of the bed and he does not read Jane Austen novels or House Beautiful, nor does he use that alarm clock. We have a big ugly digital one that he uses everyday. That silver clock just looked so much better in pictures.
OK, now let's go waaay back and see the difference new paint on the walls and a new bedside table make.
It's coming together piece by piece. I still haven't sold my old curtains and made any money for new ones so I think I'll be covering my lampshade with burlap next.
Hope y'all are having a great Monday!
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