Friday, January 23, 2015

A Bright New Look for an Old Bedroom Suite

I knew as soon as I saw this bedroom suite at an estate sale that it needed to come home with me. The set consisted of a dresser, desk, chair and a nightstand. It was a hot mess - layers of paint jobs that had chipped over the years, but I saw past this and thought I could rescue it and transform it into a bright new bedroom suite.

So out came the stripper and sandpaper. As soon as I finished with the desk top, I knew it needed to be stained. It had such beautiful wood grain I couldn't paint over it!

The refinished top looks gorgeous with General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain.

The body of this set received an updated clean look with Benjamin Moore Fresh Start in White (oil based) and the drawers were painted in General Finishes Milk Paint in Halycon. I call this my "Buzz Lightyear" blue; it's a really bright blue that paired with white looks fun and whimsical!

The original hardware received a spa treatment with a thorough cleaning and gold spray paint:

An adorable little nightstand....

I was thrilled when I was able to keep this set together when it was purchased by a lovely young lady!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

 photo signature_zps552cb1e1.png

I'm Sharing at:


  1. Great job! These look beautiful (:

    Visiting from

  2. Really a pretty bedroom suite, wonderful job on it!

    1. Thank you! Have a great day and thanks for stopping by! :)

  3. Love the blue and gold combination!

    @Seeking Lavender Lane

  4. Wow! Love the colors, so pretty!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY.

  5. I almost couldn't click on this! It looks so good! It makes me feel bad about the desk I start six months ago and abandoned.