We’ve been in the house for about three weeks now and I’m slowly but surely beginning to cross stuff off of my to-do list.  On that list for some time had been to paint our piano and a few other pieces of furniture.

I began doing some research online and discovered chalk paint (not to be confused with chalkBOARD paint…).  It is a type of paint often used to paint furniture because it is low maintenance (no prep work) and it is easy to distress.  It’s also a little pricy, but I was able to find this great tutorial and ended up making my own.  It worked great!

Before:

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After:DSC_0008 DSC_0009

For our piano makeover, I chose Fresh Mint by Benjamin Moore

One of the best things about buying a “used” house is the treasures that are left behind or negotiated into the buying process.  This hutch is one of those pieces and was originally a reddish/brown color.

Before:

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I used Benjamin Moore’s Hale Navy for this one and found the wallpaper (used to cover the back) from a retro site on Etsy.  The knobs are Anthropologie.

After:

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(here you can see the texture of the paint)DSC_0014

(also wanting to add some hooks across the open front to hang the glass tea cups from)

I still have one more piece I am looking to re-do…just need to decide on a color!

Hoping to share more updates soon!

-smk

4 Comments on Makeovers

  1. rachelbubar
    April 29, 2014 at 12:19 am (4 years ago)

    Amazing!! Love them both!!

    Reply
  2. rachelbubar
    April 29, 2014 at 12:19 am (4 years ago)

    Amazing!! Love them both!!

    Reply
  3. triciastatler
    April 30, 2014 at 11:47 am (4 years ago)

    Looks great!! Love the color choices!

    Reply
  4. triciastatler
    April 30, 2014 at 11:47 am (4 years ago)

    Looks great!! Love the color choices!

    Reply

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