July 7, 2009
I am so proud, delighted, and flattered when regular readers send me pictures of their transformations. I just had to feature this fabulous revamp by one of my regular readers. Shea from California sent me this email:
“Hey there CG,
I wanted to start out by letting you know how much I love your blog. It has inspired me in so many ways and forced me to think outside the box and repurpose things I already has around the house. Thank you for taking the time to share so many of your great ideas. I am grateful!
This project was inspired by you! It’s my guest bedroom and it’s always been a bit ignored. When my boyfriend and I moved in together, we combined a lot of our things and I inherited the ugliest pine dresser which I now absolutely adore! . . .
Now take a look at Shea’s final product:
Gorgeous, huh? See how even knotty pine can become something so lovely. I mean, doesn’t this look like something straight out of the Pottery Barn catalog ?
Shea described her project in this way:
“I used Kelly Moore Paint (my Dad has a painting business and it’s the only paint he will use). Swiss Coffee is the color, and I used oil based paint and a foam roller, and a small brush for certain areas.
I replaced the knobs as well from Lowes at $3.98 each. I borrowed all of the necessary tools from my Dad so the entire project only cost $45 (paint and hardware).
I think the sanding was my least favorite part. Waiting a full 24 hours before applying the second coat wasn’t much fun either! I threw in a picture of the room just so you picture it all together! Thanks again for being so awesome!”
Thank you Shea for reminding us how just a bit of paint can completely change a dated piece into something modern and fabulous. Here is Shea’s lovely little guest room where her refurbished dresser lives.
I’m starting a new series where I’ll occasionally be featuring revamps by regular readers. If you’ve upgraded something special, perhaps a thrift store find, or a hand me down from a relative, and wish to have your project considered as a feature, please send it my way. Please provide at least a few photos of your step-by-step, with a list of products used.
So didn’t Shea do an amazing job on that pine dresser ?