Saturday, February 16, 2013

My Favorite Painted Furniture

I love to join all the fun parties going on in blogland, and especially ones that let us show off our handy work.
Carmel at Our Fifth House is joining a group of ladies to host some great parties for February.  The first one is a Paint It Challenge.  This is where we get to show off all our paint and refinishing projects.

If you follow my blog then you saw my master bedroom get a complete makeover this past fall.  It went from  make-do to love it.  You can see the finished room here.  It all started with finding the headboard .

The headboard had great lines and wonderful fabric, but the orangey colored wood just really had to go.  At a price of $75 for a king size, it had real potential and I knew it would be such a focal point all redone.

To see how I did the painted and distressed finish click here.  Such an amazing difference, don't you think?

Now I was on the hunt for a dresser and night stand.  I found the perfect piece at Goodwill, just needed a little refinishing.  Great lines and fantastic storage.  Love it and $12.99 is a steal.

After sanding down the top and refinishing it, plus touching up the base and some new hardware, this piece is just what I was looking for.  You can see the whole thing here.

Now the hunt was on for a dresser, that took a couple of months, but I found just the perfect piece at a thrift store.  It was in great shape and had super storage, original hardware, but the top was really scratched.  Definitely needed to be refinished.

Once it was refinished and in place, I knew it couldn't have been more perfect.  The see the refinishing steps just click here.

To see the entire bedroom all fluffed and cleaned after Christmas, click here  It has definitely turned out to be one of my favorite rooms in the house..

I am joining the following parties:
Remodelaholic for Home Sweet Home on a Budget
Aimee @ It's Overflowing for Overflowing with Creativity
Mariel @ Or so she says for Past Posts & Your Great Ideas
 Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
  Classy Clutter for Spotlight Saturday
  Be Different Act Normal for Show and Tell Saturday
Tammy @ One More Time for Share It One More Time
Danielle @ Silver Pennies for Silver Pennies Sunday
Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life for Sunny Simple Sundays
Katie @ Creatively Living for Monday Funday Party
Carmel @ Our Fifth House for Paint It Challenge
Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

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  1. Just beautiful ( as is your bedroom ) !!!

  2. That headboard was a great find, Marty! Your makeover of the stained wood works so much better with the fabric, too.

  3. Beautiful transformation! Little Bit from

  4. Beautiful Marty, love how you found the perfect pieces and re-worked them for your beautiful bedroom! Stunning!

  5. Hi Marty, I just wanted to let you know that I have been following your blog for a long time and always look forward to your great posts. You always inspire me. I don't comment too much but I pretty much look at it every day. I hope you had a good Valentines Day...take care, Debra Sue

  6. Your bedroom is gorgeous!What a beautiful transformation you did on your head board!And that side table is perfect too!Great finds and amazing prices too!

  7. Oh Marty! It looks so relaxing! What a beautiful headboard - you did a wonderful job refinishing it and the other pieces. I love it!

  8. Marty,
    Your beautiful Master Bedroom furniture painting and re~finishing are all part of
    the inspiration( or kick in the seat) I needed to begin a much needed make~over to Studio One!!!
    Thank you for sharing yourcreativity and many talents with us!!!

  9. Marty! You made the headboard and side table look o pretty! Your bedroom is lovely! Hope you're doing well.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  10. Marty your bedroom always looks beautiful! I love your headboard makeover!!

  11. Marty- Your bedroom looks like a magazine picture. That headboard really was orang-y wasn't it? It looks so much better after you redid it-xo Diana

  12. Your headboard looks great, and love your dresser too. I like the whole look to your blog, too. Lovely!

  13. The whole room looks so beautiful and comfy Marty! I have so many pieces that need attention like you gave yours!! Just found another little piece on the curb- I think I need to just stop picking bargains up till I get some of this stuff done!!! But you know I can't do it when I find a treasure!

    Just went to the land and checked our bee hives- we lost both hives out there- will check the hive here at the house tomorrow. So sad that my girls didn't make it through the winter this year. :(

    bee blessed

  14. Beautiful re-dos! Thank you for sharing!

  15. You did a beautiful job on refinishing those pieces. I wish I had your eye for finding bargain furniture and seeing the possibilities! But then I would need your know-how for refinishing...

  16. You got a great deal on that headboard and turned it into a fabulous piece. The end table turned out great as well. Now your master looks cozy and comfy!

  17. Oh Marty, your head board is so beautiful..I'm a big fan of it, I totally love it and the distressing you did is perfect! I followed your bed room make over, but I didn't remember how the head-board looked originally and WOW!, YOU DID A FAB JOB!!! Hope you're having a great weekend.

  18. Marty, I have loved that headboard from day one, I think you did an amazing job on it.

  19. What great finds and I love the change of color to your headboard...what a difference! Everything is beautiful!

  20. hi Marty - it all looks so lovely. you've done a beautiful job in refinishing those pieces
    cheers fiona

  21. Marty, your bedroom looks fantastic. What a huge transformation for your headboard and the other pieces. Thanks for sharing them at Silver Pennies Sundays link party!

  22. Marty, love your bedroom and the two pieces you found are perfect, you did a great job refinishing them.

  23. Such a lovely space. Goes to show everyone, if they are persistent, they too could change a room from boring to lovely with finds that are not only a steal but can be transformed. Enjoy your space.

  24. Really..! Such kind of remodeling specially paint can really make a huge noteworthy difference..!

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  25. Is this headboard is knitted with some fabric stuff or its an illusion only..?

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