nursery furniture redo

Thursday, January 10, 2013

I have been working as much as I can to get the new little peanut’s room in order before her arrival, which is quickly approaching!  One item that has been on my to-do list since finding out we were expecting was to repaint the above piece of furniture.  I purchased it several years ago right after college at an antique shop because it was incredibly cheap, filled a hole in my apartment, and served a good purpose at the time.  I have never really truly loved it, but have held onto it for some reason, and one day while looking it over, I realized it actually had some nice lines hidden underneath the all over chartreuse camoflauge, and might polish up pretty nicely.  I really don’t enjoy painting furniture (or walls) so I procrastinated on this to-do, but finally it just had to happen.  I also wanted to add the gold detail to the edges, and wasn’t really looking forward to that little project because I thought it would be a challenge to get it just right.  Enter this little gem – I am crazy about this stuff now.  It comes in a little inexpensive tube, and you just rub it on with your finger or a cloth.  Super easy, and the finish is gorgeous.  It looks really nice and high end, and I can’t recommend it enough!  I didn’t have to use real gold leaf, or use painter’s tape to spray paint it, and you can’t ask for much more than that when 36 weeks pregnant and tackling a furniture DIY.  Super easy.  The gold trim plus the glossy black paint and new pulls (which I found at Anthropologie on super sale for $3 each) made for an inexpensive and very satisfying upgrade.

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9 responses to “nursery furniture redo”

  1. That IS gorgeous! I love the gold paint; so pretty!

  2. Ann says:

    It came out beautifully! Way to go Joni : )

  3. Mary says:

    Gorgeous!! Nice work. I dislike painting furniture too! After it’s done, it does always look 100% better, but the process is definitely not as easy as it’s made out to be. Attached is my much, much smaller DIY – a side table I up-cycled. I purchased it for $7 – $30 of paint later… it’s now one of my favorite pieces! We bought the directors chairs at the same time (needed some dusting and without fabric) and we sewed the seat and back ourselves. We also sewed black canvas for a matching set. Hope you like our DIY’s. 🙂 Again, amazing job on the hutch!!!

  4. Nic says:

    I LOVE your blog! I just wrote a post about you on my blog 🙂

  5. I love the black with gold accent, although before this I’m not sure I could’ve envisioned it. Great choice! 🙂

  6. Beautiful! I have a pending furniture painting project for my girls room but I don’t even know where to start. The project consists of two cherry pineapple top twin beds that I will be painting a light turquoise. Do you have advice as to what type of paint I should use, steps to follow…anything?? I would truly appreciate it.

  7. I am most definitely going to take your suggestion and re-make our dining room table with the rub-n-buff system! Wish me luck!

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