Wednesday, June 13, 2012

There's whole lot of painting going on around here!

Yesterday I told you that Megan was coming over today to help with a painting project that I've wanted to tackle for a very long time. We started the morning the way all painting days should start, with a basket of warm and delicious coconut muffins - oh my gosh these were good!



But then it was time to get to work. I already shared my inspiration photo from Pottery Barn. 


It's been taped to my bedroom wall for weeks, along with assorted paint options.




Finally I just started painting samples on the wall ... pretty much everywhere.







And finally over the bed. You see where this is going, right?




Look closer ... compare the beds. Pretty close, right?

 

Okay, so maybe mine would be a very big, very chunky, very brown, dark pine Colonial-style bedroom suite from the 70's.






And yes, I do believe that would be an eagle, how patriotic!


This furniture was our wedding present from my husband's parents. What can I say, we've been married 33 years. It was quite stylist at the time. My husband says it's vintage now - ha! I say it's just sad! This might just be the ultimate test for the power of paint. And today was the day to finally give it a shot. We're painting the larger pieces right in the room since the walls are not done yet and new carpet is on the way. Did I mention that this furniture is really, really heavy?




The headboard and drawers made it to the driveway.



That's a total of 18 drawers! Megan started us off by removing all the hardware. Let me tell you, that girl earned her coconut muffins this morning. And we painted all day long. Even  my husband was impressed with how much we got done!



 
You didn't really expect a big reveal just yet, did you? Megan will be back first thing in the morning. Stay tuned ... there's a whole lot of painting gong on around here! Fingers crossed that the next time time you see this furniture you'll be loving it's fresh new cottage style!

16 comments:

misty said...

mmmmm, coconut muffins look yummy. I would love the recipe. I can't wait to see the reveal!!!!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Those muffins look delicious! I can't wait to see what you have done. It was a great day to get some painting done outside. :) Megan

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Quite an undertaking! Can't wait to see this furniture transformed -- have a great, productive day!

Twice Nice said...

I've been planning to paint my bedroom furniture for over a year now! You go girl! I can't wait to see how it all turns out!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

bring me some muffins! :)
and your room is going to look AMAZING!!!! i can't wait to see it!

Hetty said...

Wow Sharon, yes, this is a BIG job...hopefully the paint will stick immediately.

Heather said...

I can't wait to see the finished results!! It's a big job, but you'll be so happy you did it in the end. I'm feeling the same way about my kitchen cabinets - probably 33 years old and in style back in the day. But now, oh so dark. Time for some painting here too. But not today.

Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

Oh, I can totally feel your pain on the painting. It takes forever with all the drawers and stuff. Can't wait to see the big reveal.

Danielle said...

Yum, those muffins look delish. You ladies have been busy. Can't wait to see your progress. That set is going to look great painted!

NanaDiana said...

Oh- That is going to be just great! I love the color and it will be a fantastic make over. Can't wait to see it done- xo Diana

The Bold Abode said...

What a HUGE job... but I know yall will rock it out! How sweet of Megan to come help!

Ali Richardson said...

WOW!!! can't wait to see it, it's going to look GREAT!

Sharon said...

Can't wait to see your makeover and also love your recipe for the muffins!

Kara at Petals to Picots said...

I can't wait to see how this comes out!

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

This furniture will look amazing when it is painted! Can't wait to see!!!

Laurel Stephens said...

I can not WAIT to see your bedroom when it's done. I've been married 33 years, and I pined (pun intended) for your pine bedroom furniture when I was first married! Alas, I didn't get matched bedroom furniture until years later and, though it's different than yours, have also been wondering if painting mine would make me love it again.

So, I'm rooting for you! I predict you will LOVE your furniture again with new paint, and that will inspire me to paint and love mine again, and then we can have a big pat each other on the back fest!

You go girl! Vintage rocks!