Saturday, 14 May 2011

A spray paint addictions only bad if you sniff it and don't use it, right?

Because I seriously want to spray paint everything in sight (turquoise T.V. anyone?).

I got too excited at the spraying stage to take any 'before' photos so you'll have to use your imagination.

The bedside tables were finished like this before:

Quite beaten up on top, but sturdy wood and I liked the style. Just didn't match our new bed too.

And after sanding, spraying, sanding, spraying and a coat of varnish (which unfortunately doesn't come in spray form as far as I know), and now I have these:

Yes that is some lovely wood chip wallpaper you can see there, the owners loved it so much they even put it on the ceiling. Some nights I can't sleep because of it. *shudder*

They go much better with my our new bed. And it wasn't an indulgence, our old one was literally held together with electrical tape, and the week before this one was squeezed into our boot (and nearly through the windscreen) it had one corner resting on the floor and not on the bed leg.

So pretty. (I did make the bed all pretty for the photo, but then the kids were jumping on the bed and took the runner to use as a slide, this was taken between bouncing sessions.)

Up next the drawers. And some frames, and Izzy's toy box, and the rocking horse...and I have a wicker basket or two that want to be white...

Also if anyone has ideas about what I should do with the knobs please let me know. I'm not sure if it's boring to keep them black. I kind of like it, plus we're thinking of moving to another rented house soon so simple items would make it easier to tie in with whatever decor is already there...but I kind of like the thought of purple knobs! Maybe glass? But my husband isn't sold. Any ideas?


  1. Great makeover--I love your style! Have a great weekend.

  2. This turned out lovely - understated elegance is what I call it. Thanks for joining us and sharing with us this awesome post at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

    PS: the homemade body scrub is a great idea. Thank you for sharing that.

  3. they look so sleek and modern! pine is just so.... pine. ;) much much better!

  4. I like them! What about some brushed nickel pulls? I love brushed nickel.

    And, Cassie has it right. Pine makes you pine away for something better! I love wood but REALLY enjoy the fact that if I ever changed my mind I can strip it! :)