Friday, December 26, 2014

Shabby Black Bedroom Suite

I've been pretty steady with the custom work this year, I wanted to share my most recent project.
My client had this beautiful pair of dressers with a Full size bed.  The tops of the dressers were in pretty bad shape so she had the tops & the front of the Headboard & foot board upholstered.   
This is what they looked like before I started.

I was really worried about what I would find once we removed the vinyl.

The headboard had approx. 3,942 staple holes in it.

The foot board had it's own set of issues only a Carpenter could address.

This is what the top of the short dresser looked like, yikes!  It took us an entire day to prep these pieces for paint. After scrubbing them with TSP, sanding, wood filling all the staple holes, more sanding & one last wipe down, we were ready to paint.

"Old Scale" was the color choice with the details dry brushed in gold.

Here they are just before I waxed them. They look so much better!

I shined up the hardware with a little fine steel wool.

The one on the left has been cleaned.

Here's the set in their new look.

This dresser is missing one of it's cool drawer pulls, but the client does have it somewhere.

This dresser had the most damage on the top.  I am proud to say you can hardly see there was ever an issue.

I love how the gold dry brushing turned out.

The headboard is amazing!  

And the foot board came out beautiful too.

What an amazing transformation.  I just love that feeling of accomplishment you get when you finally stand back & admire all your hard work.   It motivates me to move on the the next project.

Thanks for stopping by to see what we've been up to.  Be sure to check us out on Facebook.  

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas & I wish you a Happy & Prosperous New Year!!  Dee


  1. Stunning transformation, Dee! I love the gold with the black. It really looks very classic.

    1. Thank you so much Kathy, it was a fun project but I'm glad to have it behind me now.

  2. Oh, Dee, you've done a beautiful job. My heart sank a bit looking at those "before" pictures, but you've waved your magic wand and transformed all of the pieces. I love the dry brushed gold. A very nice touch. I saw your link at Elizabeth & Co. Link Party. Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey