Take Out Your Paint Brushes!

Take Out Your Paint Brushes!

Back in September, I sold my daughter’s amazingly restored bedside table and shortly after I somewhat regretted it. At the time, I was overwhelmed by all the furniture that was adding up in the garage and it felt like I couldn’t keep up with the many projects.  But that was then. So, when I recently found this Queen Ann style entry table  I thought it could be used as her new nightstand.

Entry Table Before - mydearirene.com

Apart from being a little dusty, it was otherwise in a perfect condition, very solid and made from heavy wood, with two drawers and two shelves.

Open Drawer Before - mydearirene.com

I decided to spray paint it. I was having a hard time taking the drawers out so I left them on and I covered completely the parts that did not need paint – only the inside of the drawers – with masking tape. I spray painted everything else. I first applied two coats of primer, this one and then 3 coats of white paint, this one.

Open Drawer Covered Before - mydearirene.com

I also replaced the old hardware with inexpensive oil rubbed bronze drawer pulls and ready! Quite a transformation!

Bedside Table After - mydearirene.com

Another piece that got an easy paint update was this old mirror (placed upside down on the photo below).  You might have seen it already in this post, when I brought it home a few months ago. The curb alert that was posted on our city’s site mentioned all baby stuff, but as I was passing by, I saw the mirror which reminded me of this one from Restoration Hardware.

Mirror Before - mydearirene.com_edited-1

What I initially wanted for this mirror was to transform it in an all natural wood soft tone, but unfortunately what was under the blue paint was far from wood.

Mirror Detail Before - mydearirene.com

So, I took out my craft paints (acrylic paint) and mixed a few together – grey, beige, white and black, I think – to give this mirror a color that would suit my daughter’s bedroom. On a protected kitchen surface and using a foam brush and I applied one or two coats of my custom made paint.

The mirror found its place on the wall, right by the room’s entrance.

Mirror On Entry Wall - mydearirene.com

I would have preferred to have the new bedside table on the right side of the bed (where the old bedside table was), but any lampshade would hide the diy wall clock. So instead, I placed an old-good-$8-Ikea Lack end table on that right side.

Room After - mydearirene.com

Underneath, the oversized basket that holds blankets and throws is both decorative and practical and takes away the total Ikea look.

Ikea Bedside Table - mydearirene.com

My daughter’s bedroom is turning out really beautiful with all the new additions.

Mirror By The Entry Wall - mydearirenecom_edited-1

What will you be painting this spring?


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Hi! I'm Angelica! For the last ten years I've been sharing my cooking, home projects and ideas with my sister Irene. "Once Again, My Dear Irene" is just an extension of our daily chats. Moreover "My Dear Irene" Continue Reading