Do you have days when you just feel like your brain is on the fritz? Being creative seems like an insurmountable task. Focussing is almost impossible. The thought of putting complete sentences into a coherent blog post is overwhelming.
I’ve been trying all weekend long to focus on writing this post. It’s a simple furniture makeover post that I’ve written a hundred of before. I have the photos and I know the exact steps I performed to refinish these pieces, but just don’t feel creative enough to write.
Whenever I get into these funks, it brings me back to this Tedex talk…
Sounds like a silly title, but check out my earlier post and you’ll see why when the creative juices are not flowing, I just vacuum to get through the cycle and onto the next phase.
Yup… vacuum. It’s a monotonous task that requires no creative thinking whatsoever, yet keeps me productive.
My house is very clean right now!
Moving on… I realized I hadn’t shared this bedroom set makeover with you.
The set actually consists of a twin poster bed, complete with headboard, footboard, and two side rails, a matching twin headboard, an antique 3-drawer dresser, and a small side table.
Each of the pieces was picked up separately and while they aren’t exact matches, they all have similar qualities which, when painted a cohesive color, brought them together as a set.
Notice the similar spindle legs on each piece and the curve of the table and the tops of the headboards.
Here’s the “before” of the bed. Although obtained separately, both beds were almost identical.
The “before” dresser was very chippy, was missing a caster, and had a broken leg. So I removed the other three casters to level it off, repaired the broken leg with some wood glue, and lightly sanded the entire piece.
I was lucky enough to find some lemon yellow chalk paint on the mis-tint shelf at Lowes. For only $5.00 I was able to paint this entire set in a beautiful bright yellow.
The only problem was that the finish came out very flat. That’s where General Finish white glaze comes into play. You paint it on and then wipe it off with a clean rag.
… a gorgeous light yellow with depth and movement.
The final coat was a clear water-based poly to protect the finish.
This lemon yellow girl’s bedroom set is available is my Shop.
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