I have wanted to change our room up for a long time, so getting this stuff done has been a HUGE check off my checklist. Oh, and I love checklists, so this makes me feel VERY productive!
Here is a picture I found that I've used as inspiration to lighten up our room.
It's just from an old Pottery Barn catalog. But I love how light, bright, and simple the design and decor is.
So I decided to go with it. It just took me a while to get going. Our room was a dark tope. Then with all our dark furniture it made the room kind of sad. Our furniture is all pretty old, but very sturdy with GREAT lines.
I forgot to take great before pics, but this is the first one. You get the gist.
Just a regular old, plain, square dresser. I knew it had great potential.
You can see somewhat how our room looked in the mirror.
And this is the after.
I sanded the entire thing down with our new electric sander (given to us by Matt's parents). Then I used a high gloss white paint. I used both a regular paint brush as well as a roller to really give it a sleek, clean look. I am pretty pleased with the results. It's the biggest piece of furniture I have done so far.
I also did this dresser. It's our tv stand in our bedroom.
I love the detail and was pretty excited about painting it. That was until I actually started painting it. It was quite difficult. All those details were not easy!
Oh well. These will do for now! I love how the room is shaping up. It's crazy what a little paint will do for a room :)