How to correlate mis matched furniture with paint | Week III One Room Challenge | Raising A Farmhouse

Sunday, May 24, 2020

How to correlate mis matched furniture with paint | Week III One Room Challenge


Hi friends and welcome to week III,
I'm a bit late, but better late than never I suppose... so let's get right to it.
Week II was pretty much spent wrapping up the finishing touches of the dresser
and by then end of the week, I had the nightstands painted and finished as well.

So let's talk about the dresser for a moment...
when I first started painting this piece, I documented it on my stories on IG...
 I was let's just say a little apprehensive about this color...
 I'm a very neutral person, but the last few months something has changed in me...
 I'm just really craving color and I'm naturally an extremist so I can't just ease into it...
I have to go big or go home... so I went big with this dresser...BIG and BOLD
And I feel like it paid off... big time!
I absolutely am in love with how this piece turned out.
I have been painting furniture since 2008 and have sold many pieces on ETSY, Craigslist and Facbook Market Place... but this one by far has got to be my absolute favorite piece I have done to date. This color is just amazing and the gold wax on the details just brings this piece to life.
My husband is very hard to please when it comes to painted furniture,
 he didn't want me to paint our furniture, he liked it stained...
but when I finished this piece, even he was in love with it.
He said and I quote "it looks like it came off the Titanic"... LMAO...
I about fell out when he said that... it was so funny and specific...
but I got his gist.. it looks very rich and royal.
That wasn't necessarily what I was going for, but I think it came out perfect,
 it took on a life of it's own and I love that.
Then there was the rest of the furniture... the nightstands weren't really that amazing, so I had to figure out a way to make these very different styles all correlate and harmonize...
If it's one thing I have plenty of it's a mix of mis-matched hodge-podge furniture. 
It's kind of my specialty...
I'm always buying stuff on a whim or at least different times so nothing in my home is really a complete set. When we bought our bedroom furniture, I didn't want the whole set, we just bought the bed and the dresser and I thought I would find nightstands that I loved but didn't necessarily match, but would look good with everything...well fast forward 12 years and that has still yet to happen.
So I decided to just keep what I have because, I'm on a budget... and these are still nice. 
So I decided to make them all the same color.
Everything was painted with Behr Chalk Paint in the color Deep Breath.
My husbands nightstand is the one above and it's quite a bit more modern,
I did order new knobs for it so those should be in soon.
My nightstnad is very similar to the dresser but it is actually vintage,
I painted it and gold waxed the edges and even used the wax on the handles to bring new life to them.
I really love how it turned out.
Everything looks in harmony now that it is all the same color scheme.
Almost all the painting is done. 
I will be sharing details of the bed for week IV.
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  1. Now that you have added the gold wax it really adds that royal Titanic touch your husband was talking about!! I love that your furniture is not matchy-matchy. It is so much more interesting that way, besides the color is tying everything together beautifully.

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