Why I Opted to Paint My Furniture in Our Master Bedroom
Why? That is the question of the day, isn’t it?
I’m not sure about you guys, but this particular question is probably asked a whopping 14,324,845 times a day in my household.
While it can be a little aggravating at times it has also strengthened my non-existing ability to response intelligently with on the spot inquiries. Gotta look for the silver lining in every situation, right?
For instance, Miss Ava’s favorite question regarding my home decor modifications is:
Why do you keep making the house pretty?
The first time she asked me this question I remember looking at her completely dumbfounded and flabbergasted. I mean, come on! Why WOULDN’T I?
But then I quickly reminded myself that I was conversing with my four year old who is also perfectly content with ruining her favorite dress in the mud just as long as she is having fun while she is doing it.
My answer? A question in return. OH yea… I brought out the big guns on this one.
Would you rather live in an ugly house?
What can I say? I’m a wordsmith. ;)
And with that being said, that’s exactly why I choose to paint my furniture (that I do like) instead of buying new and could possibly hate in a week.
For this particular project I decided to stick with my strengthens. AKA. painting, and not “wordsmithing” (also known as super talented hubby’s strength).
So, typically I turn to a semi-gloss exterior paint as my go-to, but lately I’ve been in an experimental mode and decided to give Walmart’s chalk paint a go. At my particular local shop there wasn’t a huge variety, but online there seems to be a little bit more of a selection to choose from.
I decided to use their Classic Home Cottage Decor Chalk Paint in White Adirondack and I have to say guys… I was actually pretty impressed. For the most part I only needed two coats on my ENTIRE bed, but I did require two containers.
It took a few hours to completely dry, but other than that, it coated very evenly with just a mere paintbrush!
Originally I was not going to use the wax after painting since I’ve had a few friends tell me it was not necessary. However, Mike said, and I quote, “it gives me the heebies-jeebies” to apparently touch the dull and course-ish-like texture.
Did I roll my eyes? Uh.. heck ya! But since I am such an outstanding and loving wife I went ahead and used the clear wax (also purchased at Walmart), and applied according to the instructions on the back.
All You Need Is Paint–Painted Furniture in the Master Bedroom That Is
6.) added a rug
Product Sources and Bedroom DIY’s:
Amazon: glass vase