Thursday, September 25, 2014

Vintage Aqua Bedroom Suite

I don't usually take on entire rooms of furniture, but finding great items lately to resell has been nearly impossible in my neck of the woods, so when I found this complete bedroom set I scarfed it up.  The headboard and the mirror are not pictured here, but this was a complete bedroom suite.
The dresser is a full six feet long which is pretty darn big considering I usually stick to smaller scale pieces.  I started with a very bright aqua paint on the base of each piece and painted the tops old white.  I should say my husband painted.  I watched.
Going into the fall and winter months I didn't want this set to look too spring time, so after my husband did his magic, I did a light distressing around the edges of the top and the drawers.  Then I used a Minwax gel stain and glazed the whole piece.  I never have great luck with the dark waxes, and I feel I have more control wiping a regular stain back to the level I want.
When the glaze was finished and set up, we sprayed each piece with a heavy amount of clear coat spray to protect the finish.  The hardware was left in its natural state and I think it adds to the vintage feel of the set.
Here are all the drawers waiting to be cleaned up and painted.  The set turned out great and it's already at the shop waiting for a new home.
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15 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Someone will snap that up quick. You did a great job on it. I don't have very good luck with that dark wax either. xo Diana

Lauren @ Bless'er House said...

This is gorgeous! Can I ask what paint color that is? I agree with you when it comes to using wax. I feel like I have so much more control with using stain as a glaze. Fabulous makeover!

Chrissie said...

Gorgeous pieces! I love the colors!

michele said...

the color is magic, littlemiss!

michele
http://hellolovelystudio.com

Lynda Bergman Decorative Artisan said...

Hi Maggie! I love the colors and really like the lighter tops.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Gorgeous set, Maggie! I love the two colors you chose to finish it off with.

Scribbler said...

I love this! Great color choice for this beautiful set.

miss flibbertigibbet said...

That is REALLY pretty Maggie! I hope it goes quickly!

Maria Elena said...

Beautiful pieces! The color is so pretty.

Susie said...

Maggie, Those pieces are adorable. Love the finish. xoxo,Susie

Rita Reade said...

These piece are beautiful Maggie! Well done..... Love them.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Oh my! I absolutely love the color and know that it won't be in the shop long. Gorgeous!!

White Lace and Promises said...

I wish I lived closer. I think the blue is great and I'm loving the fall colors with the blues! I've seem that a lot. It will be a great seller. I'm having a hard time finding pieces to resale too. I need to find an auction bad! I booth is so empty!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I was just thinking about you, I always look forward to your transformations and this one did not disappoint...I love the color, what a ton of work this was!

Carol

Bliss said...

That set is fantastic!