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All You Need Is Paint (Painted Furniture in the Master Bedroom)

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You are not going to believe how UGLY this bed used to be in my master bedroom, but with a little paint it is now a true beauty. See how I did it NOW with my painted furniture in the master bedroom tutorial!

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?

{The Before}

What can I say? I’m a wordsmith. πŸ˜‰

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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).

{Coat 1}

All You Need Is Paint (Painted Furniture in the Master Bedroom)

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.

I have to admit…. it was totally worth it! AND, it took only a few minutes.
Definitely well worth it
Isn’t paint amazing? I still believe how awesome my bed now looks with just a color change! Now, moving on to the dresser.
Here’s what I left to do!
See ya next time!
Linda Zahora-Cathcart The Summery Umbrella

Pssttt…. Don’t forget to check out my DIY projects page chocked full of DIY and decorating goodness!

You are not going to believe how UGLY this bed used to be in my master bedroom, but with a little paint it is now a true beauty. See how I did it NOW!

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27 Comments

  1. Love the transformation of this bed! It now makes such a wonderful statement, with the tall white headboard against that navy wall. I too am working on getting our bedroom put together and think I am going to try making an upholstered headboard… if that flops I can always paint our current one πŸ˜‰

    1. Thank you, Ashlea! I thought about doing an upholstered headboard, but I have to admit that I do love my wooden headboard right now. I’m sure as soon as I get bored I’ll try this option instead. The life of a designer πŸ˜‰

    1. Hi Lindsay and thank you so much! Hopefully within the next week I’ll be adding all the new dresser pics up πŸ™‚

  2. That is also my question, LZ Cathcart! I like buying the new ones more than spending time and effort to paint them. After reading your post, I decide to repaint my pieces. Perhaps this will be an interesting job, right?

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  4. I simply loved the white painted Adirondack. Although most people love to have their master bedroom in differnt colors but in my case i love the simple while colors decoring most part of the room. Loved it simple!!

    1. Hi Raina and thank you! I want to say it’s a pillow-top, and I think it’s a Serta… I think! πŸ˜‰

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