A few weeks ago I purchased a gallon of white paint. It seems that every few months I’m overtaken with the urge to paint. Either a room in our house is changing color, the furniture is going white, or my hair is getting streaked, but something MUST change.
This month it was furniture. I repainted FringeKid’s dresser and purchased new knobs – no pictures yet, and our coffee table also got a fresh coat of white paint – featured in yesterday’s ‘sick bed’ picture.
I also repainted these two pieces and I absolutely LOVE the change.
I acquired this bookcase from a friend. Her father passed away and she salvaged this from his house. Instead of death at the dump, it now resides in my home.
Three coats of paint and two new knobs gave this weary bookcase just the facelift it needed.
Next, I repainted one of two chairs. I recovered the seats a few years ago with fabric I picked up at a yard sale and although I love the chairs, they needed paint. Everything that lives in my house eventually needs paint.
So what do you think? Do like original finishes or do you paint your tired furniture too?
This last picture features some paper, yes I did say paper, curtains that I made. Sarah had some reservations about paper curtains a little while back and I wanted to show her mine.
I purchased rolls of wrapping paper from the dollar store to make these curtains. A few thumb-tacs were the only other supplies.
The curtains lasted an entire Maine winter, so that’s about 9 months. 😉 There were several more windows in this room than shown and the entire project cost me 6 dollars plus tax.
If you’ve already featured some furniture, room, or window makeovers, please leave a link to your post in the comments section.