I know ya'll are ready for the pictures, but just a couple of things first. I had a few ask about the paint I used for her furniture. I used the same primer and paint for this project as I did when I redid our Pottery Barn piece and mirror.
Primer: Gripper (white) by Glidden found at Home Depot.
Paint: Advance (semi-gloss-color matched to Ikea drawer) by Benjamin Moore.
Dresser Handles: Rustoleum Spray Paint & Primer in one (flat soft iron).
Gripper is my go to primer! I have used it on many furniture pieces, our entertainment center, mantle and bath room cabinets. You only have to lightly scuff sand any shiny finishes and you are good to go. I generally apply two light coats. The primer also comes in gray, and the white can be tinted as well. I had it tinted when painting our entertainment center, mantle and cabinets since I was going from white to dark chocolate brown. Less top coats!!
My first time using Advance by Benjamin Moore was when I redid our Pottery Barn piece. It was on a recommendation from the gentleman at the paint store. All I can say is, where was this paint when I did all those other projects??!!! It is the easiest paint to use. A little goes a VERY VERY long way. I used a brush for the intricate parts, and rolled the rest with a sponge roller. This paint flattens out as it dries and cures...no brush/roller marks. You can see them a bit when applying, but trust me, for the most part they disappear.
With all the pieces, I applied two light primer coats. Advance has a built in primer, but in both instances I was taking very dark (red and black in this case) to light or white. And, then applied 3 light top coats. On some pieces I am sure you can get away with 1 coat of primer and two top coats.
The primer dries quickly, and the paint generally sets up overnight. Even in our gosh awful humidity!!
Her dresser handles I sprayed with a couple coats of Rustoleum to match handles on her other dresser in the room.
Okay, without further ado...here is the room. I tried to get the best shots this morning, but as you can see her room gets full on sun through the side windows making it a little difficult for this amateur.
|Study area to the left, repainted bed and dresser.|
|A closer look.|
|This dresser was a find at a local flea/antique store years back.|
|A closer look at the details on the dresser and the handles.|
|Ikea Hemnes 8 drawer dresser. I used a drawer from this to have the paint color matched. The mirror is the one that used to hang in our downstairs foyer.|
|This room has two dormer spaces that are fairly tight. This one showcases all her volleyball awards, medals, pictures and balls. The wire basket is from Home Goods and holds her mini souvenier tournament balls.|
|The bookcase is the Hemnes bookcase from Ikea. This is perfect for storing books, yearbooks, keepsakes, and her collection of Bibles.|
|A closer look at her volleyball collection.|
|A closer look at the desk.|
|Her beloved chalkboard wall.|
|Perfect for adding some inspiration.|
|This is the other dormer. The Hemnes dresser/shoe storage is from Ikea as well and holds her jewelry and shoes (well, some of them anyway...this girls loves her shoes just like her sister). And, a full length mirror.|
|Cork coasters I painted to help protect the finish on her newly painted dresser. This girl loves her sweet tea!!!|
Well, there you have it! I am just glad I got it all done in time (hence my lack of posts lately). We can't wait for her to arrive home.