Friday, January 7, 2011

White Washed...

  When we moved into our new house this summer we bought all new furniture for the whole house except our master bedroom. After living in the new house a few months we realized our three year old furniture was looking a little rough & something had to be done about it. Being the ambitious person I am, I decided I was going to re-do the whole set. Wow! What a project. Half way into re-doing the whole set I wondered what I had got myself into, it was so much work. We have a king size bed, two dressers, & a nightstand that had to be painted. After two weeks & working 50 hours at my job on top of finishing the furniture, it was finally done! I didn't realize what a big change it was until I looked back at the before pictures that were taken by my best friend the week we had moved into the house. Enjoy the Before & After Photos....

The final result...


I painted many layers of different shades of white on the furniture & gave it a subtle antique distressed look.




Before....


  The new light color of the furniture brightens up the whole room & makes it look completely different. I was scared at first for such a dramatic change, but I have fallen in Love.


Before....

After...

Some more snap shots of the re-finished furniture....











Let me know what you guys think of this dramatic bedroom furniture re-do. I now have a fan page for Liz Marie Blog where you can follow me & get a lot more updates that never make it on the blog. Click HERE to go "like" the fan page! If you have any questions the facebook page will be a really easy way to get all your questions answered, share any pictures with me, get advice, and just chat. If you have any before and after pictures of furniture you re-did, go post them on the Liz Marie Blog facebook HERE, I would love to see them!!

Love Always,



23 comments:

  1. How pretty! Kudos to you for being brave enough to make such a huge change. It was well worth your time and effort. :)

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  2. I love it! That turned out great & looks so pretty with the color of your walls. I have a cheapy veneer brown dresser that I might tackle after seeing your results.

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  3. Hi this is Nicole from Colies Kitchen I just discovered your blog and wanted to drop by and say hi. I really like your blog, and am now a new follower. I would love to have you stop by Colie’s Kitchen if you get a chance. www.colieskitchen.com

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  4. Awesome job! I recently just redid my bedroom furniture exactly like this and LOVE it!! I'm your newest follower! :)

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  5. It looks gorgeous! You're so creative.

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  6. Beautiful redo! I am a new follower from the Friday blog hop. Hope you will stop by mine. Jenny at www.thepetersporch.blogspot.com

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  7. Liz Marie this looks great!!! You've given me some inspiration (I'm getting a new apartment in a few weeks). Your furniture is so fabulous. Count me as a new follower too! Kat.

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  8. Found you at the Tea Party! You blog looks fabulous. and I love what you've done to your furniture. It looks lovely.
    count me as a new follower.

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  10. Wow! you're soo good at painting!
    I love the finished result... ;)

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  11. Hey! I'm also a Marine Wife in NC and just came across your blog! Love your style! The sneak peeks of your home are just beautiful! -Jen

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  12. Looks lovely , well done! Blog hopping today and found your wonderful blog. Wishing you a happiness, Katherine

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  13. Hello:) I found you today through Better After and wanted to tell you the furniture looks wonderful now! It really refreshed it! And it doesnt hurt that the Nester just painted her sleigh bed the same color...check it out if you haven't already:)

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  14. Hi, I followed you on Google from www.madamedeals.com. I hope you follow me back. Thanks : )

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  15. I hopped over from Paisley Passions. Love the bedroom! The white furniture looks so fresh and really brightens the room.

    Marian
    perfectchancememories.com

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  16. looks great! i like that you gave it a distressed look.

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  17. I love the redo. The dressers look great with the darker hardware.

    By the way, your blog header is gorgeous.

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  18. Great job, the white is so much more calming and relaxing to have in a bedroom. Love the distressing.

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  19. Looks fantastic! What color are the walls?

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  20. Love the distressed look of the dresser!

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  21. This turned out fantastic. Aren't you glad it looks so good after all the time you put in?!

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  22. Oh mercy! This is EXACTLY what I've been looking for! LOVE LOVE LOOOOVE! (give me a sec to wipe the drool from my mouth...)

    What is your wall color? And how did you talk your husband into letting you paint the furniture!?! Our bedroom furniture is cherry, too...it drives me crazy.

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  23. I really like this bedroom furniture. But I do not like the color white because the white color will be easy to look dirty. So I prefer a slightly darker color. But the existing furniture in your post seems to have been damaged at the edges. Too bad, nice furniture like it's been scratched.

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