We are in the process of re-doing my daughter Tiffany’s room, my gift to her for her 20th birthday. She still lives at home while going to college, and she wanted a more sophisticated room now that she is older. We got rid of all the pink walls, and painted them white with an accent wall of gray. Her new color pallet is mint green and white with accents of pink, gray and gold. She is very cre8tive like her momma, and has a great eye for style. It has been fun to work with her on her new room transformation.
The only furniture piece we have kept in her room is her bed. So we have been shopping for unique pieces to fit her new look. She needed a chest for next to her bed and I spotted the perfect one at Homegoods. It was the perfect shape, and the right height but the wrong color
Usually if I am going to makeover a piece of furniture, I get it fairly cheap at an estate sale or a thrift shop. But this time I bit the bullet and paid full price and still did a makeover on it. And I don’t regret one bit
I mixed the paint color myself using craft acrylic paints. It had a flat finish so I didn’t feel I needed to sand or prime the piece, I just painted right over the color. I did three coats, and it covered it nicely. I gold leafed the handles right over the original finish to compliment the gold she is using in the room. I sealed the paint with a clear wax. We both loved the original washed wood top so that wasn’t touched.
Even though it wasn’t a steal of a deal like I usually get when I makeover a piece of furniture, it looks fantastic in her room. She loves it, and to me that is worth way more than the full price I paid.