Saturday, August 16, 2014

Before and After: The Adorable Bedroom Set!

One of the many rewards of this craft and furniture business is that my friends have started asking me to help them with their own furniture projects. Call me crazy, but I find it such an honor that they would even ask for my opinion! Sometimes I just give advice, but sometimes, they hire me to do the whole job. In this case, my friend Kathy hired me to paint a bedroom set for her daughter. She had two French style pieces -- a desk and a dresser/bookshelf -- and a traditional style bed. To "marry" the three pieces, she wanted to paint them all one color.

Before:

Before and After: The Adorable Bedroom Set
Before and After: The Adorable Bedroom Set
Somehow I forgot to take a picture of the bed, but it was a dark stained wood bed. 

I sanded the pieces lightly, cleaned them really well, gave them 2 coats of primer (Zinsser is my favorite), and did 4 coats (yes, 4!) of Sherwin Wililam's Porpoise. I also gave the hardware a quick coat of white satin spray paint and finished them with a spray satin sealer. Kathy chose the paint color, and though I was nervous at first because I'm not used to darker colors, I fell in love with the deep tone! It's just so warm, rich, and beautiful! Plus, the hardware really pops!

After:


Before and After: The Adorable Bedroom Set
Before and After: The Adorable Bedroom Set
Before and After: The Adorable Bedroom Set
Before and After: The Adorable Bedroom Set
Before and After: The Adorable Bedroom Set
Before and After: The Adorable Bedroom Set
Before and After: The Adorable Bedroom Set
Before and After: The Adorable Bedroom Set
Kathy told me she's going for a bohemian vibe with tons of bright colors in her daughter's room, and I can't wait to see it all together.! I think the bright colors will really go well with the warm tone of the furniture.

What do you think!?

Linking up to these awesome parties:

Monday-- Monday Funday at C.R.A.F.T; Manic Monday at Serendipity and Spice; What's In the Gunny Sack Link Party at The Gunny Sack; Weekend Warrior Mondays at Ask Anna; Motivate Me Monday at Keeping it Simple; Tuesday--  Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm; Be Inspired at Elizabeth & Co.; Show Me What Ya Got at Not Just a Housewife; Trash to Treasure Tuesday at Kammy's Korner; Wednesday-- Show Off Your Stuff Party at Fireflies and JellybeansUnder $100 Linky Party at Beyond the Picket Fence; Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style; Thursday-- Thriving on Thursdays at Domesblissity; Catch a Glimpse Thursday at a Glimpse Inside; Hookin' Up With House of Hepworths; Transformation Thursday at Shabby Creek Cottage; Everything But The Kitchen Sink at A Little Knick Knack; Friday-- Financial Friday Link-Up at The Grant Life; Feature Friday at Blissful and Domestic; A Pinteresting Link Party at Tutus and Tea Parties; Tickled Pink at 504 MainFriday Frolic at Pocket Full of Pink; Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots and JelloWeekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now; Frugal Friday at the Shabby Nest; Functional Friday at The Not So Functional Housewife; Inspire Me Please at Liz Marie; Furniture Feature Friday at Miss Mustard Seed Saturday-- Spotlight Saturday at Classy Clutter; Head to Head Showdown Saturday at I Can't Stop Crafting; Funky Junk's Saturday Night Special; Get Schooled Saturday at Too Much Time on My Hands; Sunday-- Sundae Scoop on I Heart Nap Time; Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and Dreaming; Think Pink Sundays at Flamingo Toes;

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

New Blog Design!

Revolutionaries Blog Logo
What do you think about my new blog logo!? I'm still working on the overall design and changing things up, but I am soo excited about how everything looks so far!

So now you're probably wondering, who did this fabulous, hand-drawn beauty?

Mandy Ford from This Girl's Life!



 Isn't she incredibly talented?

She is also wonderfully patient as I messaged her back and forth (and back and forth) about the design and colors and everything else you can think of.

The whimsical feel is exactly what I was going for and I think it matches my personality (and the blog's personality) so well!

What do you think?

Is there anything else you would like to see on the site to make it easier to navigate?

I want to hear from you!



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