This week brought some brand new furniture and a furniture piece that received a makeover. I knew an Ikea Expedit bookcase would be perfect for the room. However, the nearest Ikea is more than four hours away. Luckily for me, my parents were coming to visit. Before they left Minnesota, they stopped by their local Ikea and picked up a few things for me. My parents were so sweet to deliver these things and also to help me put them together!
Here's Mary's new bookcase.
I still need to purchase some baskets and fill the shelves.
Next, I went "shopping" out in my garage for a bedside table. I found this cute little end table waiting for a makeover. I've had this table for a while, but wasn't sure what to do with it because it's missing a drawer. I just put this side against the wall in Mary's room and no one knows about the gaping hole.
This table was in near-perfect condition. I did a very light sanding, sprayed it with my favorite Kilz primer, gave it another light sanding and a few coats of Rustoleum Painter's Touch spray paint in orange. This is the best spray paint in my opinion. It covers very well and seems to be more durable than some of the other brands. I let the paint dry and then sprayed it with several coats of poly.
Here's how the table looks now.
As I was shopping the garage, I also found this lamp. My husband made this in a highschool woodworking class at least thirty years ago. I think he's happy that he got to contribute to Mary's room too!
Some primer and white spray paint, and it looks like a new lamp!
I had a drum shade I purchased a while ago on clearance at Target and some leftover pompom trim that I hotglued onto the shade.
Here's a picture of Mary's dresser.
This was the very first piece of furniture that I painted, just over one year ago. I didn't know about blogging back then, so I don't have any "before" pictures to share. It has a distressed white finish and crystal knobs. I'm not sure if I should keep it as it is or if I should change it. What do you think??? I was thinking of painting it a bright white semi-gloss or maybe just adding a thin orange line on the detail on the drawer fronts? Maybe some new hardware? Maybe I won't do anything? What are your thoughts?
In other news, I ordered a print from the Pink Pagoda and it arrived this week. I love this pink and orange elephant! I placed it in a Ribba frame from Ikea and spray painted the mat to match the bedside table.
This elephant is also the reason that I'm participating in the One Room Challenge. When I ordered in on Etsy, I mentioned to the seller that I was redoing my daughter's room. She told me about the challenge and invited me to participate. I'm continually amazed by the connections we are able to make through the internet and blogging!
Yesterday I posted some fabrics I was considering for pillows. Check it out here.
Trapped in North Jersey
Nicole Scott Designs
Kim Macumber Interiors
Rue de Emily
The Pink Pagoda
Nana Moon Shop
Taylor Morgan Design
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