Monday, October 17, 2016

The Domino Effect

We finally made the decision to get a king size bed. That decision took over 2 years of sleeping on a super old and super sagging queen mattress. We had it delivered and I knew our old night stands wouldn't work in our small bedroom any more. When son moved he gave this little piece to me. It sat in the garage all these months. Time to start switching. My photo editing program was giving me problems, so these aren't the best photos, but I thought I'd show you how I re-do a piece of furniture.
 I wish you could have seen and felt this. It almost felt like someone had added sand to the paint on the old finish. It was rough like sandpaper.
 So off it came with some stripper. I was planning on repainting, so I just wanted to get the ugly finish off. Stripping and sanding to get through the old varnish.
 Ready to throw some paint on.
 I was wanting a rustic farmhouse look, so I left parts unfinished. I'm going to live with it for awhile and if I don't love it, I can always go back and paint. I added 2 Hobby Lobby knobs. This picture is not staged,(you can see Hubby's weights on the floor). I'll share more after we get some bedding, and a headboard. I absolutely love the bed and have been sleeping like a baby. The domino effect has begun, because now I have to see what will work on the other side of the bed. Does this happen to you?
What do you think of the raw wood with the white paint? If I decide to keep it, I'll put some wax over it, but wanted to leave it raw for now, in case I change my mind.
Off to deal with some plumbing issues and a plumber. Hope you are off to a great week!


  1. What a cute piece and I love how you've redone it! Looks great! A new bed! Sounds so nice. We have a queen sized one but slept in a king sized one this weekend. I liked it! ;) Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. Thanks, Shelia. I am loving the king size bed-plus no sagging. You don't get to buy a new bed very often, so this was an important decision. Happy Monday to you!

  3. Yikes! It's adorable. I love what you did with it.

  4. Yea for getting a new mattress and now sleeping like a baby! You and your hubby certainly deserved this, Leslie. Your redo of the table looks darling! I think the two tone effect looks so pretty, and how smart to live with it for awhile to make sure. I look forward to seeing your bedroom reveal.

  5. Hi Leslie, Wow a terrific makeover. I love it and leaving the natural wood is awesome. You did a fabulous job. It looks perfect beside the bed. Congrats on the new mattress. Always great to be getting a good nights sleep. It is a domino effect as one thing leads to another when we start redecorating. Looking forward to your room reveal. I know it will be gorgeous.
    Love all your etsy goodies. I just visited your shop and you have some darling treasures. Have a great day and stay cool!! Will summer ever leave us?? Hugs

    1. Thanks, Celeste. It was kind of a fun little project. It always happens when you redo one thing-it makes everything else look like it need to be refreshed. Glad you stopped by my Etsy shop. Hoping for fall weather soon!

  6. You've done what I've been wanting to do forever, Leslie. I want to buy a king size bed for our master bedroom, but I know I'll be faced with the domino effect, too. Your little table is adorable!

  7. I love the raw wood with the white! That's not something I would have ever thought to do but the contrast is wonderful.

  8. The domino effect is the best... and worst thing in decoration. I love how you left some wood showing on your "new" bedside table.

  9. The domino effect had indeed happened to me too on several occasions. My situation was the other way around though. From a king-sized to a queen-sized bed with storage. We needed the additional left and right spaces to place storage drawers because our closet was running out of space, hence the downsizing of beds.

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