I’ve been wanting to paint our bedroom furniture for a while now but just never had taken the time to do it. But since we are doing the master bedroom as our first room makeover, I am diving head first into painting all of it! There are seven pieces; queen bed frame with slatted head/foot board, two bedside tables, dresser with mirror, chest of drawers, my cedar chest, and a rocking chair.
All the furniture except the cedar chest and rocking chair were bought as a set back in 2009; therefore, they have the same finish and are extremely boring. But that’s just my opinion. Some folks are good with that and that’s okay! I believe you should decorate with what makes you happy!! Whether it matches or not! 🙂
I’ll now share a very BORING shot of our bedroom…
Anyhoo…Mr. and I were at Lowe’s the other day and I spotted me some Valspar Chalk Paint! The paint comes in several cute colors, so I decided to give it a whirl to paint our furniture. In all honestly, I haven’t used chalk paint much and was still on the fence with using it. I used Annie Sloan paint and wax to redo a child’s rocking chair and frame for a client; and I made some chalk paint from scratch to paint a desk which I tranformed into a coffee station which I sold at a craft show last fall. I like the fact that you don’t have to do any prep work, other than wiping the surface clean, when using chalk paint. No sanding, priming, etc. Just paint and seal!
I figured our bedside tables would be my guinea pigs. That way if I didn’t like the way they turned out, I wouldn’t have wasted much time on them and I could either redo them or find new tables if I ruined them! 😦
But thankfully, I love them!
The base color we chose was “Theater Wrap” and the top is “Kid Gloves”. I distressed them and then put a coat of Minwax Paste Finishing Wax on them. I prefer Minwax over the recommended chalk paint wax. It dries/cures so much quicker and it’s cheaper!! And I like the overall finish much better when I use Minwax.
So let me show you what a difference a few hours and a little paint did for our bedside tables!
What do you think? Are you a painted furniture person or do you prefer wood finish?
Although it only took me a couple of hours to do the bedside tables, I have been working on the bed frame for over 10 hours so far and I only have it painted! I underestimated the amount of detail on the beast!! But it will be so worth it when I’m finished.
Y’all have a great day!