Hello my friends! I’ve missed you!
Sorry I have been MIA lately, but Topher and I went on a trip to San Francisco last week, and it took me a couple of days to catch up. We had a lot of fun and some crazy adventures — if you want to follow along on our journey head over to our IG feed at Our Empty Nest Adventures.
Lately I have been working on my hoard problem. Making over furniture requires a lot of inventory, and right now I have inventory spilling out my ears. I am trying to get it all in one spot instead of the basement, the garage, and the storage unit.
I decided to get rid of the storage unit since it’s the one that is costing me money, so I started working on making over some of the bigger pieces to start clearing things out.
I have had this giant 70’s beast around for awhile, and it was time for it to go.
I started by cleaning off all of the dirt and grime with Simple Green.
I then removed all of the hardware and gave it several coats of Rust-Oleum spray paint in Pure Gold.
I then painted the entire piece with 2-3 coats of Plaster Paint in Sweet Cream.
Once the piece was dry, I gave it a coat of Plaster Paint’s Paste Wax and buffed it off.
I think it looks a whole lot better now!
It’s amazing what the right paint color can do for these old beasts! Well done.
Marie, The Interior Frugalista says
Wow, what a difference a can of paint makes! The details on this old relic just pop and so much to the charm. Swooning over the wood slat heart too. Pinned to share.
This looks fabulous!
It is beautiful Shanna! Great vision for changing the beast into a beauty! Love it!!
Shannan Newberry says
Looks fabulous. I’m interested in the plaster paints and will be scouring your pics. I live in SE Kansas also just north of Parsons.