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Monday, November 7, 2011

I painted my weekend away

And I'm not even close to retiring my paint brush. 

Remember that post where I showed you how I was living in squalor since the big move?  In it I also posted some pinterest inspiration pictures and after some encouragement from several of you, I decided I definitely wanted to go with chocolate brown and white as my primary colors.  A chocolate brown accent wall and white furniture to be exact, so this weekend I got rolling on the room make-over.

Saturday I went to Sherwin Williams with a knob off my bedframe and one of my pillow cases to have them match paint for me.  In true Bargain Blonde fashion, all of their paint and supplies were 30 to 40 percent off.  Holla!

I'm not even close to be doing done, but I made some progress so I figured y'all would like to see an update.  Yes?

I took out all the drawers to prime then paint one of my dressers and a nightstand, which ended up taking me about 10 hours.  Wish I was kidding. 


Before/After of my smaller dresser. Love the white.

Nightstand #1:

Sunday I decided I needed a break from painting my furniture, so I went to work on the accent wall.  The trim took FOR-EV-ER (Sandlot voice).  I'm definitely glad I painted it, but painting the edges was serious business.  Semi-theraputic though since it was just me, myself and I.  Oh and my my girls Carrie, Miranda, Pink and Taylor on the iPod. 

Before:
After.

Once I finish painting all the furniture including a vanity project, you know there will be a follow-up post. 

All of my supplies, the paint and primer cost me $125 total, which I do not think is bad compared to what I would have spent if I went and bought all new furniture.  It's crazy how a little paint can transform your space and make your furniture feel brand new.  Now if you'll excuse me, HGTV is on the other line ... gotta go.

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47 comments:

  1. I love love how the wall turned out and the furniture too! It is crazy how a little paint can make such a big difference!

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  2. This looks FAB Linda!! love love! Can't wait to see it all finished!

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  3. You're so Martha Stewart in training. LOVE it. :)

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  4. Awesome job!

    The wall looks fab and so does your dresser.

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  5. Wow everything looks great! We really need to start painting.

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  6. You did such a fabulous job. We are painting our red wall this weekend, and I am so worried about the trim. Looks fabulous, but I wouldn't expect anything less from you!!

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  7. Love the chocolate wall! That white will look awesome! Can't wait to see the final product!

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  8. IT looks great! I love chocolate brown and white. I already have ideas for a future living room with those colors.

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  9. "Sandlot voice" hahsha.

    Love the new white furniture and the wall, it seriously turned out awesome!!

    I am so excited to see the whole place finished. Because like I told you, I want my own place!!

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  10. love it. i considered painting my living room furniture white or black. but i decided against b/c i'm lazy.

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  11. oh i love the accent wall!!! I have been thinking about one in my room. maybe you have inspired me.

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  12. Love it! And glad you only did an accent wall in the brown. I looove it, but it would have been too dark for the entire room. Furniture looks GREAT!

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  13. well I've already seen these pics and you know I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE the colors, even though I HAAAAAAAAAATE to paint.

    you are just fabulous. basically.

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  14. FOR-EV-ER..love it...hahah i totally just said it in that way!!

    linds the BB...this came out absolutely AMAZING!!! love love love. the accent wall looks awesome

    wanna come do our apartment? we are in the process of re-working it and doing some stuff...ill pay you in skinny girl and fun bar/club trips to boston!! ;-)

    excellent job!

    xoxox

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  15. it looks great! will you either email me or do a post on how you primed the furniture and then painted, how many coats of paint you used?

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  16. I love! Looking so good, girlfriend! I cannot wait to see the final product...your house is going to be fabulous. Glad you had a good, productive weekend :)

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  17. That looks so good! I can't wait to see it when you're done. Brown is the theme in my room too!

    xoxo
    Amanda
    http://sweetandsourloulou.blogspot.com

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  18. love that accent wall...

    what a great idea, i must have an accent wall..

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  19. That looks great. I loove the white furniture. Something about painting is theraputic to me, I could do it every day. Cant wait to see the rest!

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  20. love!! accent walls are one of my fave fave fave!! Looks amazing!!

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  21. Love all the colors and now you have inspired me to look on craigslist find some free sh*t and paint it! lol!!!

    awesome job!

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  22. that accent wall is UH-MAZING!!! Seriously gorgeous! I had a baby blue accent wall in the condo I bought after college... then I met my husband and moved out 8 months later, go figure... someone else is enjoying it now.

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  23. I already told you this on fb but I love it!!! you did such an awesome job!

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  24. Painting is awesome. It's not that expensive, it's not too hard or time consuming, but you end up with a big, noticeable change. Everything looks great!

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  25. Oh my gosh! How adorable! I love that, it looks so classy! Chocolate brown is one of my favorite colors for decor. It's just so... homey. :) Looks like your squalor is shaping up fast!

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  26. It looks SO good! So proud of you for getting that much accomplished!!

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  27. love the color of your bedroom wall! SO CUTE!

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  28. Come on girl! We will let you have a kabob!;)

    The furniture looks wonderful! LOVE white furniture!!

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  29. Love that brown wall! The furniture looks sooooo good. Such a big difference! I love how it is all coming together. Now when you get done you need to invite us all over! :)

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  30. i'd call you martha stewart but that would be insulting since martha-pants is old and, well, not that attractive and you are a hottie po-tottie with apparently a fierce paint brush. get it giiirrrllll!

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  31. Great job! Everything looks awesome! So much better than buying new stuff. And I love the accent wall :)

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  32. Loving the transformation so far- and PS, i owe you a HUGE thanks for my new fondness of ELF concealer. At first I felt so awful about cheating on my MAC...but its awesome! Thank you! I just wish I could find the HD poweder!

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  33. Oh you go girl! It looks so amazing. Hubby and I are in the process of getting that same bed too :)

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  34. wow looks amazing you did a great job

    xo Jenn

    imperfection-isbeauty.com

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  35. LOVING that brown wall with your white accent pieces!! Way to go girlfriend!!

    We have one big brown wall in our living room and we get a ton of compliments on it...it's not AS dark as yours but I wish it were...loving it so far!!

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  36. wow everything looks so great!! i love the fresh white paint and the knobs!

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  37. You have me wanting to paint and redecorate :) Maybe when school is finally over. Can't wait to see the finished product.

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  38. It loooks amazing!!! I love the bold accent wall and painting the furniture white made a huge difference. I can't wait to see pics when it's all done =D

    Xo

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  39. LOVE your new look. Rocks my socks off!!!!

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