Monday, January 24, 2011

Furniture fit for a Princess!

I have been trying to re-do my daughter room for over a year now. 
Why do something today that you can put off to another day right! 
I am almost done and I wanted to show you her up-cycled
furniture that has been given a new life.

This is the before. 
Unfortunately I don't have a picture of the desk.  But it was the same color.
Both pieces were purchased at a furniture consignment shop for $40 each.









Each piece was sanded and painted with 3 coats of Valspar's Swiss Coffee.
Minwax Finishing Paste was the final step.
The hardware on the desk was found at Lowe's for $6 each.
The frame was found at a thrift store for $4!

I still have a chair to finish and recover, the frame will hold a bulletin board,
I need new lamps and a chandelier.
I have some really fun artwork that I will reveal this week.
 And of course I did this very in-expensively.
Hopefully all will be done by Valentines day!

Let me know what you think!

I am linking up with these parties!



55 comments:

Terry said...

wOW on the color on the walls, but oh my so sweet on the painted french furniture. Love it.

Traci said...

Lacy your daughters room is looking fabulous. Nothing says girl like pink.
Traci

Petie@inspirednesting.com said...

Hi The Inspired Nest from Inspired Nesting :)

Love your daughters room, so sophisticated :) I could re-do my 10 yo daughters room every month. They seem to accumulate lots of 'stuff' and I'm always try to make it look organized/cohesive....never ending battle, but a fun one!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Your furniture is beautiful painted white. Love how all the details stand out! Linda

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh, it is all looking wonderful. Love the pretty white and the pink is lovely. I know she must love it. Beautiful. Hugs, Marty

Allison Shops said...

Her room is coming along nicely. I like the glass pulls on the desk. Dropping by from Met Monday.

Allison
Atticmag

Allison Shops said...

Her room is coming along nicely. I like the glass pulls on the desk. Dropping by from Met Monday.

Allison
Atticmag

Erin@likegrandmas said...

Love that furniture, so perfect for a princess!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love the new look of those pieces. Very pretty room.

Kristy said...

Wowza those are some pink walls! :) The furniture looks great! Looking forward to seeing it all come together

Theresa said...

Great job Lacey! her room is Beautiful!

Theresa

Tracy said...

Love that little nightstand, the hardware is great. You really transformed both pieces, nice job!

Kirby said...

Love it! ANd I love the color on the walls! Super cute!

Judy @ In His Grip said...

This furniture is awesome, but my favorite part of this post is the hot pink bedroom it is in. Love it!

SavannahGranny said...

Beautiful job. This is so great for a girl's room. The glass pulls on the desk was a great touch. BTW I love the wall color. Can't wait to see the finished project. Hugs, Ginger

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Love what a little white (or sometimes a lot! haha) can do. I really like the glass pulls you chose. It makes the pieces "young" and are perfect for a girl's room.
Good job!

All That Glitters said...

I just love it!!!! Looks beautiful!!! I bet she loves it too!

Allison@FabRehab said...

Just beautiful! It just pops against the pink! Stopping over from met monday

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

This looks great, Lacy! I love the color! It looks similar to Heirloom White and I've been looking for a color like it in a can {no Heirloom White in quart or gallon size}.

Laura Wilkerson said...

I love the wall color but the glass knobs on the furinature is so pretty....I love seeing that in little girls rooms it does make it look fit for a princess.

prettyjunk said...

I love the swiss coffee color. It seems to be the perfect white.

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Your daughter's nightstand looks so lovely painted out in a creamy white! and to my surprise when I saw the photo with the mirror! Amazingly fabulous :D She's one lucky girl.

thank you for linking up to "AMAZE Me Monday" blog party.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What a great make over and the pieces really pop against that fantastic color on the walls! I salute you in using such a rich bright color! I LOVE it! I have only one white room in my home and that is the kitchen but I have a red and green border in there with lots of bright red, yellow and green accents! I love color!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Kelly said...

Beautiful job! I'm curious how you refinished the hardware?

fialka012 said...

Krásné...

Holly Austin said...

I'm loving the lines of the nightstand, and the glass knobs and pulls on the dresser are so pretty!

Ann said...

Very pretty and girlie! I know I would have loved it when I was younger.:o)
I have the same drawer pulls from Lowe's that are on her desk!! Love them, too!
Fondly,
Ann
@
the Tattered Tassel

Nancy said...

Just wonderful! Love the white.

Julie said...

It looks gorgeous! Great job!

Alayna Howard said...

I love this. I have been redoing some furniture for my dad that is white as well and I have been trying to figure out top coat after I am finished painting. What exactly is the purpose of the minwax paste? I love how this turned out! Thank you for sharing!

http://alaynahoward.blogspot.com

gena said...

That is some powerful pink - I love it !!!! The night table came out adorable !!!

thanks for sharing,
gena

Mary said...

Wow, great job on your daughter's bedroom furniture! Thank you for joining in on Masterpice Monday. Mary :O)

Janay said...

What a fun, pretty, girly room your daughter is going to have! Great job on the painting of the furniture. I'm going to be painting an old dresser that was my grandmother's, then an aunt's, then my parents, then mine, then my daughter's growing up, and now is in my ex's house, soon to be in my dining room to be used as a sideboard. (I'm afraid I won't do a good job) I LOVE the glass drawer pulls you used on the desk; thanks for letting us know where you purchased them.
Janay

Custom Comforts said...

What a great transformation! How darling and I'm sure your daughter must be thrilled. What a luck girl she is to have such a pretty room.
Cindy

Shelia said...

Yep! This is princess furniture alright! How darling and what a difference! Love the transformations and the hardware is just so sweet. Love her pink pink walls.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

A Cottage Muse said...

Oh how pretty...perfect for a princess!

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

Oh my gosh, this room is so precious and what a yummy color on the walls! It warms my heart to see so many of these old pieces of French Provincial furniture being made over. (I've painted a few myself.) You did a FABULOUS job!

BTW, many thanks for your visit to my place! :)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Thanks for linking this to the party, Lacy.

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

Absolutely lovely! You did a great job! I love the littly doll in her room, too!

Biljana said...

Fabulous, it looks so gorgeous:-)
Hugs, Biljana

Bead and Needle said...

A room fit for a princess - LOVE the bold pink on the walls!!! Happy White Wednesday - Tanya

Rene said...

You are right, it is fit for a princess. Very pretty!

-Rene

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

What great pieces - I love the crisp white against those pink walls!

Krafty Kat said...

Such pretty pieces! Love the harware you chose. Very lovely, girly room!

Gypsy Brocante said...

Outstanding ... and a lucky lucky princess!!
xo
Jill

A Perfect Setting said...

I love it! Looks beautiful, and I love how you painted the pulls silver. Beautiful room for a lucky girl!

Terri said...

I so love the use of painted furniture these days. I have a chest to do myself, much like the one you re-did here; I also have to polish up an old piece, so thanks for the inspiration, looking forward to the chandelier and artwork. Terri www.morningdewdrops.typepad.com

lauren@WESTFURNITUREREVIVAL said...

love the makeover on these pieces. great knobs.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Oh what darling furniture! I love white painted pieces and these have so much character- they look so fantastic against those gorgeous pink walls too! Thanks for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Great makeovers!! Those are really great finds!

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

You did a spectacular job on the perfect room for a little princess. Thanks for sharing your beautiful room. ~~Sherry~~

pk @ Room Remix said...

They look so fresh and updated now, and I like that you painted the pulls silver. That wall color is fabulous!

pk @ Room Remix said...

Oops! Hit the publish button too quickly. Thanks for joining the Paint party!

Lisa Montsion said...

I love it in white.

lisa

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