Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Old is new, again

Valerie has been asking for new bedroom furniture for a while, and I totally agreed.  The set she had was very little-girlish.  She was like 4 when we got it and it was cheap junk from Furniture Mart anyway!

Strangely, she wanted to downgrade from a full sized bed to twin daybed with a trundle.  So we began the Facebook search.  Now I will not buy a used mattress but a used bed frame and dresser - hell yeah!

We got lucky and there was someone selling a brand new daybed and trundle. Still in the box.  He had ordered the bed online, it arrived with a broken piece, so they sent him an entire new bed.  It was an easy fix, so we got an awesome deal on a brand new bed because the guy just wanted it gone.

Next we found someone selling a solid Sprague and Carlton all wood dresser.  It needed some minor repairs/TLC and I planned to  chalk paint it.  Still, it is solid wood and very very heavy.  Nothing like that press board stuff you find everywhere today.

I've never chalk painted anything before but it seemed easy enough.  I did find the places we sanded did better than the parts we didn't.  The paint cracked very badly in quite a few places and I had to re-do some of it.  I sanded down the paint, and primed, then painted again and it came out just fine.  I still have some places that still need to be fixed, but it came out very nice overall.  I would definitely do some sanding and priming before doing another piece of furniture like this.

Now Veronica has the exact same little girl bedroom furniture so we will be re-doing her room hopefully this summer!!  But first, it needs to be decluttered.....  she is a collector and doesn't like to part with anything!


  1. Look at you!
    That is amazing!
    It turned out great.
    Flynn is still using our nursery dresser at nine years old!

  2. I love, love, love what you did! It turned out fantastic!