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?
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!