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Monday, August 20, 2012

I Painted My Dressers...Don't Tell My Mom!

Yesterday, I shared my bedroom makeover and why my daughter has been telling everyone, "MOMMY GOT ARRESTED!"
Getting arrested might seem like a walk in the park if my mother finds out that I painted the dressers in my bedroom. My mother belongs to the "NEVER paint wood, especially if it is handed down from your mother" camp.

BEFORE
Maybe, I can blame my fellow dancing blogger, Angela Shelton. I painted all the dressers while yukking it up on the phone with her. It's all her fault...I didn't know what I was doing...she told me to do it...she's a bad influence. These excuses didn't work in high school but they might work now, right? 


AFTER
I would usually LOVE IT if you would share my posts all over Facebook and Twitter. For this one and only time, only share this if you are not "friends" with my mother. Not that she knows how to use Facebook...but we can't risk it.

Link Par-taay at:
http://www.snaptheconference.com/
http://www.homestoriesatoz.com/
http://commonground-debrasvintagedesigns.blogspot.com/
http://missmustardseed.com/
http://www.theshabbycreekcottage.com/
http://somedaycrafts.blogspot.com/
http://savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.com/
http://www.notjustahousewife.net/

41 comments:

  1. Looks great! Plus, you have achieved (in the words of one of my English-major college roommates from way back) the UNIFYING FACTOR. :)

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    1. HA! That sounds like something my English-major sister would say!
      Thanks for popping by, Pendy!

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  2. Horrors! I just painted my oak kitchen cabinets and I no longer have a custodian at school that will talk to me. He's worse than my husband would have been (but he's been gone singing with the angels). So I guess if I need anything at school, I'll have to do it myself. BTW, I love my kitchen now and I love your new look!!♥♫

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    1. Uh-oh!
      I love the way painted wood looks!
      Mine were all mismatched and something just had to be done!
      Thanks, Marilyn!

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  3. HA!

    the right choice was made. brown can be sad, dontcha think?

    michele

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    1. My bedroom was pure BLAH!
      Thanks, Michele!

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  4. Wow, I didn't know that there are women who are members of the "anti-paint" club! I thought it was just men. BUT phooey on them - your furniture looks fantastic.

    Warmly, Michelle

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    1. I am hoping that my mom will be so wowed by the transformation that she won't write me out of her will!
      Thanks, Michelle!

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  5. I too get hate mail for "destroying" oak cabinetry. If I had my way they would truly be destroyed in a large raging bonfire, but painting them was the next best thing!

    Glad your mom doesn't read your blog.. or you may have to go into witness protection!

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    1. My long suffering mother is used to me breaking all the rules!
      Thanks, Kim!

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  6. I love them - especially the lamp ( what a perfect match ) and I too get suprised when women don't want to paint wood - I have a girlfriend like that, she'd live a log cabin entirely surrounded by wood!
    You did GOOD!!!

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    1. Too much wood can, indeed, be a bad thing!
      Thanks, SuzyQ!

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  7. I think they look fabulous.

    And this is the way it goes in our family:

    Once it is in our home it is ours, and that's that. To do what we will.

    We live in an era of painted wooden furniture. Be brave, buckaroo.

    (GL)

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    1. My mom has given us some awesome pieces that I would never paint but this was just crying out for a makeover!
      Thanks, Michele!

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  8. I Love the color, Kerry!! Fabulous, darling, fabulous!!

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    1. Thanks, Lori! I feel like such a big girl!

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  9. They look great. But now you can never invite your mother to your house again.

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  10. Love your bedroom posts! Incredible pops of color.

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    1. Thank you, Jill! Every time I come to your place, I get color brave!

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  11. I love the redo,...the grey is perfect and I've already peeked at the next post with the pops of yellow - love it!!

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    1. Thanks, Terry! Yellow is so cheery, huh?

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  12. It's not my fault! Missed a spot. hahaha! Looks lovely - like your pretty face!

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    1. No problem is too big to blame on someone else...

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  13. I have to tell you that the painting that's over your bureau is one that I also have in my classroom. See the hat with the black ribbons hanging on the tree branch? For years, I thought that was a man in the background in a funky position and it never made sense to me and then ONE DAY I realized it was a hat!!!!

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    1. Bwaahahaha!
      Holy teacher! I think that a record amount of bloggers are teachers IRL!

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  14. I am so jealous! I have a dresser that I am DYING to paint, but my mother-in-law would kill me. Love the grey, too!

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    1. Walk on the wild side! My only hope is that my mom won't see it since it is in an upstairs bedroom...it could happen!

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  15. It can always be striped back down, resanded and restained but I liked it before and I like it after. It's YOU who are the one who lives with it and looks at it everyday. I say do what makes YOU happy, Just don't think you can ever go wrong doing that.=0)

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  16. The grey looks lovely, and if it works better for you and for your room, then that is what matters.

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    1. That's right! They really do look better...
      Thanks for popping by, Elizabeth!

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  17. I'll be the nay-sayer. :( I'm so sad you painted the three drawer dresser. It was made out of quartersawn oak (as opposed to oak cut the 'regular' way) which was VERY prized back in the day as it was more expensive and was found in more affluent homes. Yes, it can be sanded back down and refinished, but the finish on it will never again be as beautiful as the original. I LOVE seeing what you do to decorate and such...but am very sad you chose such beautiful pieces to cover up with paint. :( Will keep reading, tho! :) And we all don't have to agree...

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    1. Oh, Shannon. In this day of ugly debate, this is a beautiful example -on the small scale- of appropriate disagreement!
      Thank you for sharing your opinion in a respectful way. We will agree to disagree...RESPECTFULLY! Now, there is a big idea, huh?
      Thank you, Shannon!

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  18. I won't tell your mom - but watch out, you know how mothers have their ways of knowing things (must be the eyes in the back of their heads)!
    Kelly

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    1. KELLY! I must be going through a second teenage phase- I am breaking all the rules. On Saturday, I'm running a vlog called "Funny Sh** My Mom Says"!
      Stop me now before I get a tattoo and pierce my lip!
      Thanks for popping by!

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  19. I think your mom has sabatoged this post...I can't see photos #1 and #3...they are just white boxes. I debated for years whether or not to paint an "antique" and then when I finally did I thought "why didn't I do this sooner...it can always so stripped back later if needed". Great job on painting the furniture on on passing the blame on to someone else if you mom finds out. My mom is 85 and I still live my life in the "What Would Mommy Think?" mode.

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    1. I am 40 years old and still worry about "What will my mom think?"
      I must be having a teenage, push the envelope, phase because I am running a vlog on Saturday called "Funny Sh** My Mom Says"...uh oh.

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  20. Absolutely love that grey! Would you mind telling me the color? It might be perfect for a hutch I'm thinking about painting! Thanks!

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  21. I just happened to run across your blog while surfing Pinterest. The grey color is exactly what i'm looking for to paint my bathroom. I, like Brandi, would like to know if you have the color name and the brand name of paint you used. I LOVE it!!
    Thanks!!

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  22. Would like to know the name and paint brand of this color

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