Wednesday, October 10, 2012

A New Sitting Area

Hey everybody!  It seems like this post has been in the making for quite a while now.  And, we all love a good before & after so I'm excited to share this one with you.

Being the recipient of Mom's hand-me-downs is always a good thing.  The mountain house is on the market, so I have been offered some of its contents.  If you are like me, you may say yes first, then figure out where to put it later.  Anyway, to keep this from being too long winded....

(an image from instagram)

I now have campaign chest.  My thoughts were to put it in the sun room/office to use for storage.  Not sure where, but with some rearranging it would work.  And, I love the Icy Teal by Glidden that I used on the ceilingA special thanks to the Mr. for finishing that project for me ;).  




So here is the newly painted chest.  It took three coats of primer and two coats of Icy Teal.  I used a roller to apply the primer and a foam brush for the color.



 (an image from instagram)

The hardware cleaned up easy enough with Bar Keeper's friend, but the corner pieces were a little trickier because they weren't removable.  My friend Ashley suggested I use Brasso and that worked OK, but I might work on them a little more.  Thanks Ashley!



I love how this color is bouncing around the room now from the ceiling to the chest.


I wanted to keep things on the neutral side in here and bring in lots of texture.  The chairs are from IKEA.  I cannot say enough great things about them!  The pillows (you may remember) are from my sponsor.  The mirror was one I had in another room and the bird artwork was printed (free) from Vintage Printable (no surprise!).


By the way, thanks for your comments yesterday about the mantel!  You all are sweet!  And just so you know, I think the sun is going to shine today.  So mark the happy lamp off the shopping list :). 

31 comments :

  1. Just lovely Rene! What a great "hand me down" and beautiful update to it. Your sunroom looks so inviting, what time should I come for coffee? I'll bring treats...!!!

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  2. I love love love your new seating area, Rene! The dresser is such a great size and color!!

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  3. Rene, I love it. The color is so perfect. What a lucky girl you are to have this given to you.

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  4. Rene!! It's even better than what I saw on Instagram. High five girl! What a nice space you've created and that chest is perfect right there. I don't think I knew about that sponsor that did your pillows, so I'll have to add her to my Etsy favorites. A client of mine is interested in some bolsters and they would be perfect. Great job - and yes I always take whatever my Mom offers me (for the most part). Have a good one!

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  5. LOVE!! The color is amazing and thank you for always sharing your sources on other pieces in your house. The room looks so good!!

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  6. What an amazing transformation, and I can bet a lot of us will be studying your styling in these pictures. It's just perfect.

    Sorry to hear the Brasso didn't work that well. Bummer. Could you create a paste from the Bar Keeper's friend and apply that to the corner hardware?

    Either way, it looks fantastic!

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  7. Thanks ya'll! Oh gosh Ashley, I hope that didn't sound like I didn't like your idea because I did. The Brasso improved the brass, but you know how great Bar Keeper's Friend is. Maybe I'll try it the way you suggested. Thanks!

    René

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  8. SO LOVELY! I bought a campaign dresser just like that at a thrift store and have been waiting to paint it because I wasn't sure of the right color {its currently white}...I think I just found my color! Well done!

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  9. Love the rug! Would you share the source?

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  10. Rene, this whole room is just so so beautiful. I love your new dresser {and yes, I am most certainly jealous of it!}. But I really do love all the textures in the space and that icy teal is just such a pretty shade. Enjoy the sun today!

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  11. Oh my goodness! I wouldn't want to leave that gorgeous, neutral, textured, icy teal perfection all day! Hope all those boys in your honme appreciate the beauty next to their 'drop off!'

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  12. girl that is one sexy makeover!!!! LOVE the new color and it looks perfect with that bold graphic rug.

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  13. Just beautiful, Rene! LOVE that dresser. We had a similar one when I was growing up, but I don't know what happened to it ... hmm. Might need to go digging through my parents' basement ...

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  14. Wow Rene, it all looks fantastic! Love the color of the newly painted chest...love all the colors actually! And those chairs and pillows are perfect. Love it!

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  15. Thank you, thank you lovelies!

    Anonymous, the rug came from a flash sale on Joss & Main - as did the pouff & lamp :).

    Hope this helps.

    René

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  16. How beautiful Rene. That color is really pretty...refreshing and calming. I wished I had kept my dresser I had as a kid. Love your sun room!

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  17. Rene It is stunning! The Perfect Color!!! Guess what an IKEA is coming to my area soon (Kansas City). So excited!!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  18. rene, it looks AMAZING! i love love love the color on that chest- perfection!

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  19. Love love love it! It is such a cozy and well balanced space!

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  20. Love your new chest and looks so good on your porch. I bet you are sad selling the mountain house. It remember you mentioning it before.

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  21. The chest turned out beautiful! Love that color.

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  22. Gorgeous makeover! I love what you did to that chest. Those Ikea chairs are fantastic -which I had a place to put them. Are they comfortable?

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  23. I could not imagine a better color for that chest, if I tried! Such an awesome mix of furniture and texture pattern in your sunroom too! You go, Rene!
    Camille

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  24. AHH! Seriously, everything about this space is so gorgeous! I just love those chairs, too. And the color of that chest is beautiful!

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  25. Could you share with me how your protected the corner hardware while painting. I have a similar piece that I've been wanting to paint but don't want to damage the hardware.

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  26. Thanks again everybody! Karen, I used a foam brush to apply the paint. It has a square edge and is fairly easy use around the corners. If I did get paint on it, I would wipe it off immediately. I hope this helps.

    René

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  27. WOW.....what good luck you got that chest!!! It looks great in the space...such a cozy nook!

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  28. Gorgeous! That chest is perfection and I love the brass handles. What a beautiful room you have created!

    Lane

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  29. Love. this. space. Great job, Rene. And I totally want those Ikea chairs for our kitchen! Someday!

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