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Ummm...Hi!!! Can you believe I am back?! Did you think I was gone for good?? I've missed this little blog and will be back to posting once again I promise.
Remember why I stepped away for, oh I don't know, 5 months?! If not, go back and read the details in this post. The gist of it is I set up a vendor spot (which quickly expanded into 2 spots) in a store in Philadelphia for my painted furniture and thrifting finds. And that little facebook group I mentioned way back then? The one that I started as another place to sell my painted items in...it has over 1500 members now! My custom paint waiting list is 6+ months long and the items I post for sale in my group fly out the door. It has been a whirlwind and it grew much quicker then I expected but I have been loving every minute of it.
So yea, I've been busy!
All that I have been doing over that time = tons of blog content so I will slowly be going through the projects I've done and sharing them with you here. If you want to see what I'm up to in real time, join my facebook group Re-Created! Furniture and Home Decor. That is where I post my items for sale. And if you are local to New Jersey, maybe you can buy something! ;)
Ok, now onto the bedroom set...
This one didn't start out this pretty that's for sure. And actually, when I brought it home, I said, "What was I thinking?!?!". It wasn't solid wood, it's drawer tracks were broken, it was dirty, dingy and blah. Then I started cleaning it and started to like it. So it's press board...but it is solid and heavy, well constructed press board. It was probably originally purchased at a children's furniture store so it's much better quality then you would find today at Walmart or Ikea. Then I started priming it and liked it even more. The white was making it look better already. I use this primer for my non wood surfaces...
It's stinky, oil based, and you'll want to use throw away rollers and brushes but this stuff works!
Next, I started painting and I started to love the set again! I thought, "Now I remember why I bought this set". The empire styling of the rounded top drawers, the thick moulding, the keyhole detail, the rope trim and carved footing...all this set needed was a crisp white paint to bring it back to life. I used Glidden satin eggshell so this has a tough scrub-able finish without needing a top coat. It will be in a little girls room after all so it will surely need scrubbing at some point.
It is now an elegant, classic bedroom set fit for a princess!
Now, can we take a minute to talk about these knobs??? The bedroom set is great, but these pumpkin crystal knobs steal the show! They add just the right amount of sparkle to this gorgeous set.
I got them from my new favorite source for hardware www.Dlawlesshardware.com. The prices and quality can't be beat. These knobs are crystal clear and so sparkly. Go here for this specific knob.
This set sold within minutes of me posting it for sale :)
So what do you think of this little girls bedroom set?