Oh Pine. How I loathe thee.
Your orangey-yellow-ness makes my skin crawl and my eyes burn.
How we did we spend a whole decade loving you throughout our homes - on tables, chairs, bookshelves, kitchen cabinets?
Man - I am so glad that that trend has left the building!!
However, decor history has left us many solid pieces of furniture built out of this once-trendy wood.
Yes, they are still usable. But they need some "makeover love" before they can be used in our homes again.
Enter exhibit one:
A mid-sized desk, just perfect for my daughter's bedroom.
There's lots of drawer space to hold art supplies and a big surface on which to create her masterpieces.
But, man, it is UUUGGG - LY!
|This is a "keeping it real" picture. This is REALLY how my daughter's room looks most of the time.|
Let the makeover begin!
I primed the ugly pine with two coats of a good primer. Then three coats of creamy white went over top.
Now the drawer pulls...
I wanted to buy new ones. Little Lady like those below.
We compromised on keeping the pulls but spraying them silver instead.
On a recent visit to the Home Depot, Little Lady fell in love with this "diamond" knob in the cabinetry section. She loved it so much that she asked to spend her birthday money on it!
We bought it right then and there.
She took it home and immediately tried screwing it onto her not-quite-cured, freshly painted desk.
Oops. You can see in the above picture that some of the 5 layers of paint came off instantly!
Now how was I going to fix this without having to repaint the drawer 5 times again??
MOD PODGE, BABY!!
Out came the scrapbook paper and the watered down white glue and I was off to the races.
Now that worked out pretty well, didn't it??
Just think - if my daughter hadn't been so excited about the sparkly drawer pull, the whole desk would have remained white.
This is much prettier!
There we go.
Another bedroom project done.
I may be able to do a complete room reveal in the next week!!
Just a few more things to hang on the wall and Little Lady's room makeover will be complete!
No rest for the weary though --- Big Brother is looking for a bedroom re-do, too.
Have a wonderful weekend-
we're going camping!!
Hugs to you and yours,