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Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Finally finished - Painted furniture

In July last year I posted about painting my dining room chairs.


Since then I returned to painting, starting with the table legs and then the area under the table top. When done I was quite happy with the result.








The next pieces to be painted were the coffee and side tables, and then the sideboard and the glass display unit.


side table
Coffee table





At first I left the doors of the sideboard and the glass display unit unpainted, as I had seen some pieces of furniture done this way in Pinterest and had liked them. 
After a couple of months I just wasn't feeling the love...so eventually a few weeks later I decided it was time to paint the doors and I'm much happier with the result.

I have a lot of junk stashed into the sideboard and glass display unit, until I start to get rid of my collections I need them...


Sideboard - now, in-between and before

Display unit - Now, in-between and before

One day while helping me drop stuff to donate at the Salvos, my husband fell in love with this small wooden table. We brought it home and a while later I decided that painting half the legs of the table would make it fit in better with the two armchairs that belong to the dining room and with the rest of the room in general and he was ok with it.


And so the lounge and dining room are now finished. 


I also covered the little stool with the same fabric as the dining room chairs


My next project is my bedroom furniture, but have to first find the right tone to paint it - looking for something in the turquoise range.
What do you think, doesn't the furniture look a lot lighter? I just wish my sofas weren't all brown, but they will have to last for a while.

The paint used was - Rust-Oleum "Chalked" in Linen White.



42 comments:

  1. Gostei acho que ficaram muito melhor e mais bonitos.
    Um abraço e continuação de boa semana.

    Andarilhar
    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    Livros-Autografados

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    1. Obrigada Francisco, tambem acho que as salas ficaram mais "leves".

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  2. It looks like you've got things well organized.

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    1. Thanks William, it took a while, but once I get going I just want to see the end of it!

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  3. Wow, Sami, great job!
    Especially the little table, looks interesting and suits perfectly - great idea with the legs.
    You inspire me. Maybe come warmer temps I give my old PC-table a new color, too. I have it since 17 years now, and it shows, too! And I sit at it every day!
    Shoot, I´d like to start right now! Hopefully that desire sticks (for Sunday night minus 9C expected, so... not a chance).

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    1. Glad I inspired you Iris. Nice to have something to do at night when on my own.
      Wow -9!! Very cold. My Mom was telling me there was a storm in Lisbon, rain lashing out, she had cancelled what they had on today as they weren't going to risk driving.

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  4. It's a lot of labor, but I enjoy doing this as well. I've redone a kitchen table and chairs, two bathroom vanity cabs, and a nightstand

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    1. Wow, very artistic Adam. Have you posted about this?

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  5. I really like this painted furniture and have seen it on Pinterest also but I'm not so good at painting myself!
    I would love to paint my kitchen cupboards!

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    1. Thanks Christine. It's not too difficult, I'm sure if you start small you'll be painting your kitchen cupboards in no time.

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  6. Fantástico! A Sami tem talento!
    Muito bonito e acolhedor.

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    1. Obrigada Catarina, ficou a sala mais leve.

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  7. Grandes diferenças! Ficou tudo bem mais claro, logo os espaços mais iluminados. Boa semana Sami.

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    1. Obrigada Sandra, boa semana para si tambem.

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  8. The light colour gives the room such a lift. It was a good idea to keep the original table tops. Turquoise...hmm, interesting.

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    1. I thought it would be easier to keep the wooden tops, won't damage as easily as the paint I think.
      Well I love turquoise, not sure if it's the right kind of colour for the furniture but will have to try a few shades an see.

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    2. The paint chipping was what I was thinking about if the horizontal surfaces were painted.

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  9. Ficou bestial.
    Eu sou um trambolho em trabalhos de bricolage.

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    1. Obrigada Pedro. Aqui em casa somos todos versados em bricolage :)

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  10. To be perfectly honest, I believe in not painting real wood. I guess it's because I am an antique buff. However, I have to admit I like this update a LOT. It makes your somewhat dated furniture much lighter and so much less dated. I like how you kept part of the wood color, while updating the rest with the paint. Good job, Sami, and I don't often say that when people paint their wood furniture!!

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth. I felt bad about painting real wood furniture, but after owning it for over 20 years it needed an update to make the lounge fresher and lighter. I considered selling and buying new but it would have cost a lot more too, and might not have been easy to sell either due to the classic style of the pieces.

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  11. Talk about a freshening things up a lot, I like your paint work, especially the half-half ones. Have your told your husband not to sit too long reading the paper otherwise he might find his legs painted?!
    Wren x

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    1. Thanks Wren. I had to laugh, but I do get into these "renovation moods" once in a while and don't stop until it's all done!
      I used to move the furniture around quite often and my husband would say that one day he would arrive home and have the bed in the bathroom. But then I started having back problems so now I have to avoid moving things around on my own, ggrrrr.

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  12. That is a lot of work I suppose!

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    1. There's no sanding, just painting over with 2 to 3 coats and then a varnish. So probably about 3 to 4 days for the dining room and the same for the lounge furniture. Thanks Marianne.

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  13. You SHOULD be happy! It's just fabulous! You are giving me courage to do this to my bedroom furniture. I'm not quite there yet but boy, do I love what you did!

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    1. Thanks Jeanie. Well just go get some paint and start working...
      :)

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  14. wow I love that look of the white painted bottom and the wood top. You have done such a great job - it looks lovely and I think the dark sofas balance it all out.

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    1. Thanks Gill. Every time I walk into the lounge I think how much nicer it looks.

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  15. Olá Sami!
    A mobília ficou muito bonita, mas devo confessar que também gostei de ver a mobília na cor original da madeira.
    Na vitrine, tem umas bonequinhas vestidas de vermelho. Por momentos, pareceram-me bonequinhas vestidas com o traje da ilha da Madeira!
    Beijinhos e bom fim-de-semana!

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    1. Obrigada Paula. A colecao de bonecas tem trajes de varios paises, e possivel que haja uma boneca da Madeira.

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  16. Dearest Sami,
    You have been super active and with excellent results!
    Compliments on such a great job.
    But I must say that you had me laugh out loud with that little table, wearing 'knee highs'!
    Guess I would go for an all white look.
    No doubt this has brightened your interior by the reflection of lots of white.
    Sending you hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. LOL, now you made me laugh Marianne, never thought of it as "knee highs", lol.

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    2. Uhm Mariette... That thought came immediately up in my mind! 😘

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  17. Wow Sami, it looks fantastic. You must be so pleased, thanks for sharing all of your lovely photographs.

    Enjoy your weekend.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thanks for your kind comment Jan. Have a lovely weekend.

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  18. Great job, it all looks really nice. The room just became so much more bright with the white furniture.
    Have a nice weekend!

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    1. Thanks Sara, it certainly is brighter. Have a great week.

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  19. OMG - not only does your home look amazing, but the painting you've done is so lovely. It really makes everything look so elegant and crisp. You're quite talented! Thanks for stopping by over at the blog too. Hugs...RO

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    1. Thank you RO, very kind of you.

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  20. They look fab painted all white Sami, you've given them a whole new and modern look. Can't wait to see what you do with your bedroom furniture.. looove turquoise!

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    1. Thanks Grace. I hope the turquoise isn't going to be a bit too much... we'll see :)

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