Good day, friends!
This sun is shining in the beautiful state of Kentucky, and it makes my heart feel lighter. :)
I hope you have some sunshine headed your way today too.
I wanted to quickly share with you the progress I have made in the Master Bedroom.
I shared with you at the beginning of the week that we sold our 5 piece bedroom set on Craigslist. I sold it for $700.00, and that is the budget for my bedroom makeover.
(That does not include the price of the new flooring, but I will explain that situation later.) :)
The starting point for the makeover was our new bed. It’s not new, but “new to me”. It was Mom and Dad’s king four poster bed at their house.
Dad has moved in with my sister since Mom passed away, so he does not need all of the furniture that was in their house. Some of their furniture was put in storage, and the rest was divided among us kids.
I got their cherry four poster bed. And I knew immediately that I would be painting it black.
Now please don’t think I am horrible for painting this bed.
First of all, it is not a sentimental piece of furniture. They had gotten it off of Craig’s list just a few years earlier. Dad also gave me one of Mom’s cherry bedroom sets that she had custom made over 20 years ago, and I would NEVER paint it. It is very sentimental to me.
Secondly, I know some of you think I am crazy for painting over cherry, but cherry furniture is just not my style right now. And if Mom had given me this bed herself, and I told her that I was wanting to paint it black, she would say without hesitation, “Honey, you go ahead and paint it black. I don’t care. It’s just a bed and if you think it would be prettier painted black, then do it.”
Those would be her exact words. Why? Because my mom was a lover of painted furniture. Where do you think I got it? If Mom didn’t like the color of something, she just painted it. It was what I grew up seeing week after week. She LOVED to paint things.
So I know that Mom would give me a big “thumbs up” for painting this bed.
Here are the products I used:
1) First, I used a Liquid Sander Deglosser over the whole bed.
2) Then I painted the bed with Kilz primer using a paint brush and a roll brush.
I let my husband help too! :)
Then I painted the bed black using my favorite Valspar paint from Lowe’s.
It comes in a quart size and is found over by the spray paint. It is very durable!
Doesn’t it look beautiful. I think I am really going to like it with tan and white bedding, don’t you?
So since our room is a mess, here is our temporary master bedroom….in the den…
Let’s just say the boys love it!!!!
We will be tearing up the carpet this weekend and starting on the new flooring.
More details to come…
Have a great weekend!
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