Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Moreee Painted Furniture...

This is finally a "sort of" reveal post of the mid-century modern bedroom furniture we Craiglisted a couple months ago.  I mentioned this deal a bagillion times already...but for those of you new to the program...the set was $200, and included a long dresser, armoire and two nightstands.  Since the hubby and I are lucky enough to have these fab closets, we knew we wouldn't need the long dresser in our bedroom.  That piece now serves as a console table in our living room.  The remaining three pieces received some TLC and are finally at home in our bedroom.

The pieces started out looking like this...amazing lines, but a little rough around the edges...



Then we busted out some awesome enamel primer...


And then we painted the armoire a green/blue shade, a touch lighter than our accent wall...


And the nightstands were painted a bright white...


Here is the armoire in our bedroom with it's new satin nickel hardware...




And here is a sneak peak of the inside...{the bottom two drawers aren't being used}...


Here is a close-up of one of the nightstands...


And these pieces aren't quite done yet.  Since purchasing this obsession of mine, I have decided to switch up the hardware on the pieces, and possiblyyyyy paint the legs in a metallic finish.


For some reason, the satin nickel just isn't doing it for me on the repainted furniture.  I think an aged brass or bronze look would finish them off perfectly.  So I hopped on eBay and found the options below.

This one would serve as the pulls {they do not read so yellow in real life...they are closer to the color of the mirror}...


And this would serve as the knobs....

I can't wait until they arrive at the house so I can see how they look.  The best part is...if I don't like them as much as my first choice, I'll just put the satin nickel back on!  I'm shocked that I have been combining all sorts of metal finishes in my house, but it really is giving me the eclectic look that I adore.  Things don't have to "match"....they just need to flow.  {Look Mom, I'm growing up hehe.}

Do any of you like to mix metals....or do you prefer a more uniform look???

20 comments:

  1. LOVE the lines of the furniture!

    I'm with you on the brass fixtures, and I usually don't like brass. And metallic painted legs on the nightstand would look awesome.

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    1. Thanks, Brandi! I really want to paint the legs!

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  2. Love the painted furniture! The lines are fantastic and that was a great deal!

    I like the satin nickel hardware (especially the handle pulls) but am excited to see the more golden/brassy options as well. The room is coming along great! Love the colour scheme!

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    1. Thank you, Christine! :) I tried the brass and I'm not sure I'm switching everything over from the nickel. Hopefully I'll post about it soon!

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  3. It all looks amazing, as usual! All your furniture painting makes me wish I would start biting the bullet and actually buy furniture I find on Craigslist.

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    1. Aw, thank you so much, Debbie! I say, go for it! You'll be surprised what you can do! :)

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  4. I love it! It looks so great and the mixed metals will be a nice touch! I'm on the look out for some matching nightstands to refinish for our master bedroom!

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    1. Thanks Ashley! Good luck finding some nightstands! :)

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  5. These look great! I think mixing metals is a nice touch. I like when things aren't totally perfect and matchy matchy. It makes it feel more like home.

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    1. Thank you, Diana! I completely agree!

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  6. Gabbi, I think you've found your calling in life. Every piece of furniture you guys paint comes out amazing.

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    1. Oh my gosh...that is so nice of you to say! Thank you, John! :)

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  7. I love it so much!! I'm all about mixing metals because I tend to like so many different styles. Your home flows beautifully!

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    1. Thank you so so much, Whitney! :) I am definitely drawn to all different styles too...I love a slightly eclectic look!

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  8. You've got vision I just don't. I never could have looked at that before and seen the after. Good job!!

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  9. i love mixing metals! and i love, love all these pieces. how awesome of a deal is all those for $200?? seriously, amazing.

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    1. I honestly couldn't believe the deal I got on this set...it's one of my most favorite deals! :)

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  10. That paint color is perfect - looks so good!

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    1. Thank you, Lindsay! I wish the paint colors translated better in my photos...but of course, I'm using my iPhone and digital camera most of the time. I don't have a fancy pants camera or anyyy sort of photog skills haha.

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