A Bedroom Set Makeover
(use the bar in the centre of the picture to swipe back and forth to see before/after)
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I really didn’t envisage a butterfly bedroom set when I picked up this bedroom drawer set from our local Lifeline store. The pieces were in great condition, but a little chipped in places and a couple of handles missing pieces. (see “before” swipe above). But once I got them home, I had an idea. Well, I actually got the idea whilst I was cleaning using a vacuum I recently bought from Bissell. So, I guess I owe them really!
Prepping is an important step!
No matter what type of paint you use, prepping your furniture is still an important step, especially if you want a smooth finish. I gave the existing varnish a bit of a scuff with some 120 grit sandpaper. I wanted to go for a clean finish with no distressing, so sanding gives the paint a better chance at allowing the paint to adhere well.I used Fusion Mineral Paint in Renfrew Blue for the basic colour on the side drawers
I used a synthetic brush and as you can see, when you first apply the paint, the brush strokes are visible. Fusion is a self levelling paint, so these strokes disappear pretty well as the paint dries – super fast drying by the way!
Here’s a little video my daughter took for me while I painted the first drawer. You can see how smoothly the paint goes on:
Two coats of Renfrew Blue on both bedsides …
And the Butterfly Bedroom Set is done:
I used Casement white on the larger set of drawers with the contrasting butterflies in Renfrew Blue: I took the original handles, cleaned them up a bit, then dry brushed on some Fusion copper metallic paint.
Now, a beautiful butterfly bedroom set awaits a pretty room to fill!
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