Saturday, September 3, 2011

Melody's Turquoise Bedroom Set

A while back, Melody purchased the french side tables from me.  She asked if I would also paint her bedroom set.  I haven't been doing custom jobs lately, but in my few emails with Melody, I just liked her so much I wanted to help make her turquoise bedroom set dream happen! :)  This is what we started with~ a bed, dresser and two nightstands. (I had already stripped and sanded the tops here)

I went to Home Depot, and they did a color match for the color Melody had chosen~

I stripped the tops of the dresser and nightstands~
*Just a little tip~ it's a good idea to wear pants and long sleeves (along with all the other saftey equipment) even in the summer time when stripping furniture because I swear, little drops somehow find a way to sneak on your skin even if you're being really careful, and this stuff burns, people!

After applying the stipper, I covered it with wax paper so it wouldn't dry out~ Christa gave me this tip awhile back!

After scraping off the stripper, it needed a light sanding to make it all nice and smooth!

Perfect!

Next the bed frame and bases of the dresser and nightstands all got a nice sanding.

Before painting, I applied a little vaseline to some of the areas where I knew I wanted it to look nice and chippy~

After everything was sprayed and dried, I did lots and lots of distressing.  Melody wanted it really shabby, which is my favorite!  I used all kinds of things to distress~ my sander, sanding sponges, sand paper, razor blades, and paint scrapers!

I brushed on some RL glaze in Tobacco~
I ended up sanding off quite a bit of it, just leaving a touch because it turned the turquoise a little too green. :)

Then I mixed up a whitewash of part water and part Old White Chalk Paint and brushed it over all the painted areas.
  Again, I sanded off most of the wash, just leaving behind traces of white here and there.

Alot of the time when distressing, the original stain color gets sanded off down to bare wood.  I wanted the original colored stain to show under the distressed areas.  I found a stain that was a great match, and rubbed it over all the places that I had sanded and left raw wood.
 
The stain will change the paint color as well as the wood if it is not removed from the painted areas.  Mineral spririts works awesome~just wipe away the excess stain that gets on the painted areas.  It's all good!

The bases of the dresser and nightstands all got two coats of wipe on poly~

I stained the tops of the dresser and nightstands with the same stain color.  Unfortunately when I had previously sanded, I ran into plywood.  Ugh!  Melody really wanted stained tops, so I didn't want to have to paint over the wood.  I thought maybe a nice white wash would hide the imperfections, and yet still allow the wood to show through.  Worked like a charm, and I think the whitewashed tops actually look waaay cuter than just the regular old stained tops!  Sometimes Plan B is better!  :)

I finished the tops with three coats of Tung Oil~

Here is the before picture of the nightstands~

Here they are, all fixed up~

The sweet fabric is from Hobby Lobby~

whitewashed top~

The before picture of the dresser~

After~











All together!!!

Don't forget the bed!









*Melody has an incredibly inspirational business, website and blog called Brave Girls Club.  Through colorfully happy art, she teaches young girls and women to remember, embrace and be restored to who they once were, before the negative effects of life creeped in.  I hope you will go check out her site and blog!  It's awesome!  :)

58 comments:

Katie said...

Great transformation! Love the color, distressing and white washed top.

Katie said...

Kim! This set is great! You did such a fabulous job with it! I love how the top looks with the distressed bottom! Great job!!!

Ali Richardson said...

WOW!!! Kim, it's gorgeous!! I love love love it! Great job :)

SarahB said...

Wow!! What a lot of work you put in, but boy did it pay off - fabulous!!

S x

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Wow! That was a huge undertaking. I'm sure she's thrilled with it! Thanks for the great waxed paper tip! I will be using that for sure.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

wow, kim, it all looks so awesome! i love the tops!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh how cool Kim! I'd love to see this all put together in Melody's room!

The Frosted Gardner said...

Oh this is amazing!!! You are amazing! It looks completely different and I love how you finished the top.

Megan said...

fabulous paint treatment! I love the color and the distressing, great job!

Betsy (BB) said...

What a transformation! Thanks for showing the steps and items used- These are awesome!

The Painted Parlor said...

That turned out amazing!! I LOVE the chunky distressing!!

Nick G said...

Awesome transformation! The white washed top is great! Great job!

Nick

Chrissie said...

This set is amazing! Your hard work really shows, I am sure Melody was very pleased!

molly susan strong said...

This is absolutely one of my favorite transformations. I love the top finish. So rich. The COLOR, I can't say enough.

Plse pop over and share at Market Monday.

http://mollysusanstrong.blogspot.com/2011/09/market-monday-with-linky-creating-from.html

Gina said...

I love the look of the white washed top over the dark stain! I am stealing this idea, not sure on what piece. . .but at least I have a new idea stored, and can bring it into fruition when I need too.
Thanks
BackPorchRoots
Gina

Genine said...

That looks awesome!! It's such a small world too!! I know melody thru scrapbooking. I used to buy her scrapbooking products. She is a wonderful lady and she knows how to turn lemons into lemonade!! I am sure she LOVED it!! Kim Thanks for more ideas.. I just started my blog because of you!! www.theshabbyrabbit.com

Jessica said...

Love it! Great color and thanks for all the good tips. Definitely will be using them soon. Nice job. Jessica @ www.paintinmyhair.blogspot.com

Serendipity Chic Design said...

wow Kim...Melody is very lucky that you took on this custom job. I am sure she is loving her dreamy new bedroom set.

Take care,
Lisa

Mandy said...

Kim - beautiful job! Very inspiring. Enjoyed Melody's website.
I'm your newest follower.
www.projectqueen.org

Amy of The Salvage Collection said...

i found you through the primitive & proper party...lucky me! this is a great piece with your bright color selection and the white wash over stain. LOVE IT!

amy

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

Hey Stranger...nicely done as always! I'll bet she absolutely loves it.

Jill said...

It is beautiful! I love the super chippy look! I'm working on a turquoise bedroom, too! Thanks for the inspiration!

philben5 said...

Okay..I just have to say thanks for the step by step break down of how you accomplished the look. I absolutely love the furniture. I wouldn't have even tried to take on this set. You made it look amazing! Thanks so very much for sharing.

Kate in Austin said...

Absolutely terrific.

Goldilocks said...

OMG,, I love it. Are there really that many layer? I'm wanting to do something like this to my red island.

Heather Pranitis said...

Wow, you are one talented lady! I love the results. I'm glad I found your blog - courtesy of Primitive & Proper. Have a wonderful weekend.

hissyfit33 said...

Hey Kim....I found your site today and really LOVE your furniture redo's. Thanks so much for the step by step directions. Since I'm new at this, it REALLY comes in handy.

I was going to ask.... is there any way you could include a spot of your Home Page that lets us follow you by email??

I'm so scared your gonna get lost in all the blogs I follow...and I DON"T wanna lose youThanks, Linda

Jamie Boyle said...

Nice pictures.

Lynn said...

Aw, you are awesome!! You just informed me of so much! I have a couple of dressers and a hutch that I need to redo, and stumbling upon your article helps me understand the steps that I need to take!! Thanks so much!

Lynn

molly susan strong said...

Thanks so much for coming by Market Monday. You already know how I love this set!!!

Lisa said...

Beautifully done! Love the color choice.

I Know The Plans I Have For You said...

I love it!!! The color is great! Amazing job!

Debra said...

That looks amazing! What a beautiful color you used.

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

Don't you just love making old stuff look new and then making it look old again? Crazy isn't it!? Your colors and technique is amazing!

Suzanne said...

Absolutely fabulous!!! Your hard work certainly produced a master piece. I would love to see the set in Melody's home. I just bet she had fun putting that room all together. Another job well done. By the way, I love your flowers surrounding the pieces.

Sara said...

So pretty!! Would LOVE it if you would share this project at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/09/turquoise-lovin-4.html

Katie said...

Ahhh! THis is what I want to do for our Master Bedroom project. Great tutorial and tips. I'll be pinning this to my pinterest board and posting about this on our Facebook fan page! Excellent tutorial! Super jealous.

Gloria Fox @ Potentially Beautiful said...

I love the finish on the top of the dresser and nightstands. Beautiful and great tutorial!

shellyandrade said...

Hi Kim!

You have amazing talent! Your distressing turned out super! I love the combination of finishes and how the fabric ties it all together!

awesome job!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

GORGEOUS! Love everything about it... the turquoise, the distressing, the white washed top... GREAT job. I'm putting it in the PoPP Spotlight this week. Thanks for linking up.

Ann Marie @ Twice Lovely said...

Kim!! You did an awesome job on this set! Sounds like lots of work went into them, but it was all well worth it in the end. I especially love the tops and the paper in the drawers. Fantastic!

driftwoodesign said...

Love it! The liner chosen complements the weathered look of the tops perfectly.
Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

This is it! Your lovely project has just made me decide to use this scheme in my craft room. I was dithering between turquoise or red and you've swayed me. LOVE how these came out. So gorgeous!

Koch Family - Heart and Soul said...

Love, love, LOVE the color you chose!

Heidi S. said...

Found you thru FJI's link party! Wow, how I love these pieces! I have seen many tutorials using different techniques and have never seen the vaseline tip. Question, when using vaseline, do u have to use a sprayer?

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Beautiful work! I love how the bed turned out and would love to see it in her home! I'm your newest follower BTW!

Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said...

Great job! WOW I refinished my master bed.... I bet this took forever! I love it :)

MyChampagneTaste said...

love love love and again loved it...I just wanted to thank you about liking my featured chair at primitve and proper...And Im so flattered that you liked it after seeing that you are a professional here
These bedroom set took lots of steps but in the end it was well worth it
Rasha @ mychampagnetaste

Monica Brase said...

I must say, I was searching pinterest and found your blog. I am wanting to do some DIY distressing and decorating. The funny thing is, I am a member of Melody's fabulous website-Brave Girls. HOW wonderful and exciting that I have "connected" with her again through your blog. You do AMAZING WORK!

Emma Kate said...

Wow! You are VERY talented! Great job!

Emma Kate said...

Wow! You are VERY talented! Great job!

Vaibhav said...

Well done – it makes a nice change to read something that makes sense. Pleasing on the eye too. You have a real nice site. bedroom sets

AndrewC said...

Question: what did you use to apply the turquoise paint? It looks so smooth and even!

Erica Keen said...

this was so helpful and awesome!! I also do a good bit refurbishing,I sell in a consignment store. I love any new ideas and this helps me in my current project. thanks bunches.and props!

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Wow! That is way too much work for me, but it sure is a beaut! Nice work!

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