I wish I could take credit on this DIY, but this was all the work of my very talented and creative mom. She really has a knack for seeing the potential in an old piece of furniture and turning it into something beautiful. I frequently receive texts from her, asking if I would like this furniture she found, always with the dimensions! Unfortunately, there’s not room for all of these orphans in my apartment. I keep encouraging her to start her own side-business refinishing furniture. Don’t you think she’d be good at it?
A few weeks ago she texted me with a picture of this guy she had in her garage:
“Do you want it?” she asked.
“Um…no.” I mean, it’s sky blue and white striped. I don’t think so.
“Send me some pictures of dressers you like and I’ll paint it for you.”
A year or so ago, everyone in the blogosphere was SO EXCITED about campaign furniture. I never got my own, but I couldn’t get it out of my head. So I sent her this inspiration that I’ve had pinned for ages:
And I was literally just blown away by what she came up with. Some sand paper, emerald green paint, brass hardware, polyurethane and this was the result:
It’s not exactly “true campaign” because the hardware is a bit different, but I honestly like it even more. It goes great with my antique brass bed! My boyfriend is glad to have his own nightstand and I finally have a place to put my undies and socks. We have another project on board with a mid-century chair that I can’t wait to show you!
Do you have any old furniture that you’ve refinished?