Monday, October 25, 2010

Sanding, priming, painting...all white!

For some time now I've been wanting to re-arrange a couple of corners in our family room but haven't been inspired with anything.  However that all changed on Saturday morning when I bought this cute little chair from a garage sale for $8.
My ideas snowballed and I was very motivated to get into it! The first thing to do was re-paint an old light pine bar stool. This bar stool has just been hanging around next to the dresser as her partner broke so they got replaced with some new ones!! (the dresser is on my list for a makeover now too!).
Things to paint
This was some old shelves that I've had in the spare room with bits and pieces. It was just the thing I needed for my plan...this was also taken down the shed ready for a fresh new look.
I have 2 of these picture frames which my Dad made me from some lovely solid rustic timber many years ago. I painted them blue at the time as they fitted in with where I wanted them, BUT they also got targetted to have the 'white treatment'!

Now the results
RIGHT CORNER OF ROOM - BEFORE

 AFTERWith the painted stool and shelves


LEFT CORNER OF ROOM -  BEFORE

AFTER
With the painted frames and new little chair. Those that have been following my blog might recognize the little vase stand that I painted a few weeks back.


 BEFORE

AFTER
What a fun weekend...I want to make a small cushion with boxed pleats hanging over for the little chair. I will work on that. 
I am eyeing off many other things around the house now which I can picture looking lovely with the 'white' touch!!





8 comments:

Annette said... Reply to comment

Very nice. I love before and after pictures. So fun.

Pip at Rest is not idleness said... Reply to comment

Wow, you have been busy with the paint. Hope your husband doesn't stand still for too long, lol.

Beach Vintage said... Reply to comment

Hi Annette. What a great effort, everything looks so much better, I especially love the blanket/quilt storage idea.

Alison said... Reply to comment

What a bust little beaver you've been. Wonderful what a fresh coat of paint can.

Bev C said... Reply to comment

Hello Annette,

Love your make over especially the bar stool,it is amazing what a difference some white paint makes.
happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Deb said... Reply to comment

Oh yes, white paint is amazing! Great job on all your projects...you have been busy! ~Deb~

Bella said... Reply to comment

Hi Annette, Wow you have been a busy lady!! Your transformations look fantastic!! Love those frames your dad made, I am a big fan of botanical rose prints too:-))
Bella

zigsma said... Reply to comment

Oh very nice! I just love the vase stand. Lovely blog!

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