I present to you Extreme Makeover, The Hand-Me-Down-Furniture Edition. Back in the day, I once wished for a brand new, modern bedroom furniture set…like the ones you see in the Sunday paper ads. Our bedroom set consists of a set of nightstands and a dresser that was given to us by two different relatives but from the same era, the 1950’s. I’m so glad I came to my senses and realized what a little gem I had. Little did I know that I would fall in love with all things vintage.
Our bedroom set was once a mismatched set. The nightstands were yellow, trimmed with gold detail and the dresser was avocado green. I don’t have any pictures of the set when we first inherited it. That was before I knew what a blog was.This is the dresser from my master bedroom in progress post.
Back in 2006, I painstakingly painted the set black and added new hardware. I made the mistake of not protecting my paint with a coat of polyurethane, so after years of setting glasses of water on the nightstands, the veneer underneath had gotten warped. Instead of trying to repair the damaged veneer, I decided to cover it with mirror.
The supplies I used were:
8. Other: sandpaper, hammer, miter saw box, primer, paint, nail punch
In retrospect, I wish I had used flat trim instead of the fluted trim. It would have been easier to fill the nail holes and it would have collected less dust. Live and learn (from my mistakes).
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Thank goodness for generous relatives and for wishes that don’t come true!