Hello lovelies! It's a new month and we're back for another Furniture Refresh! Please welcome another member of our group, her name is Michelle from Michelle James Designs, you will love her work. Plus her name is Michelle too, except with two "L"s. How fun is that? (She is the sweetie on the bottom right hand corner.) We're so excited to have her join us! Don't forget to look at all of the other projects at the end of the post, okay? They are AMAZING! I have been so looking forward to this day to share with you...
So, this month I chose this piece of furniture that came with our house when we bought it 12 years ago. I didn't love it at first, and didn't know what to do with it. Then one day I had this epiphany of where it could go, and wouldn't you know, it was just perfect for the space.
I had tried other pieces of furniture in this space at the top of the stairs before, but none of them worked. It is right outside the girls' bedroom, so I didn't want whatever was there to block coming in and out of the room.
Really?!I can't believe it's been that long. In our hallway where everyone can see it from the bottom of the stairs. It's amazing what I'll put up with when I don't know what to do with something. Needless to say, it was a failed project. So as you can see, it was the perfect candidate for this furniture refresh. Since it was already a chalk paint finish, there was no need to sand or prime it. It was pretty porous already. So I had a sample color mixed in Behr satin latex and repainted the entire thing.
Will do until I think of what else I want to do with it.
This furniture piece really lends itself to all sorts of options.
I'm really loving the new finish. I think it looks a whole lot better in the hall.
I plan on re-doing the flooring soon, but am not settled yet on what exactly I want to do, so....it stays until I'm ready. Though the color of what we have isn't ideal, it's a great quality carpet, so I don't want to get something not-so-nice. Know what I mean?
About the items on the table, I bought this lamp at TJ Maxx a month or so ago. I fell in love with it the moment I saw it. Even while it was in my cart, people kept commenting on it, even the lady at the checkout. Don't you love a find like that?!
So what do you think? Shall we take another look? Here it is again:
Now you've got to see all the rest of the group's projects!
Click on the links below to see more before and afters.