Girls Room Makeover Part 1- MCM Chest and Peeling Paint...

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Have you ever looked at a room in your home and just shook your head each time,.. thinking to yourself how one day-one day you will make it what it should be.
Im going to need you to prepare yourself.  What you are about to see will be disturbing to some viewers,.. it disturbs me daily.  And even just showing you,.. well it takes courage.
Ok now.  In fairness,.. we are in the middle of summers COMPLETE Chaos.  As I said before we are chasing baseball dreams in this home... and yall, our boys took State! We are heading to the Dixie Youth Work Series!  Its very exciting! ...But then there is also real life,.. and you know it wasnt always this,.. well,.. uhm Bad.

2nd Disclaimer to this tale.  These pictures were taken in 2011, ...when I evidently was very fond of extreme photo filters,.. hopefully the originals are someplace. Brace yourself.
Come on now,.. in a very psychedelic way this is cute!
 I had painted the whimsy tree and leaves and name and the cute bubbly grass.  The rest were decals,.. then there is the Pink, Brown, and Green walls,.. Why yall? Why?  Im going to blame Pregnancy Brain.  
Fast forward to 2017 and we have paint peeling off the walls.  
Yeah, I think its time.  The sweet little baby in 2011 also shared a room with an amazing 10 year old sister,.. who is now 16.  Yes, its definitely time.  So, now to begin putting a room together suitable for a 6 year old and a 16 year old.  I should add, our paint adhered quite well!  It was the 3rd-4th layer under that which no longer wanted to stay put! 

First thing would be removing the paint!  Thankfully I had my Homeright Heat gun so while it was peeling away quite simply, once I began using the heatgun,.. 
...it began pulling in large sheets!  Thankfully it didnt take too long... so it was on to the next obstacle.  Have you ever heard me ask "How do you eat and elephant?" ...Yep, one bite at a time.
Recently my step father passed and this was his mothers.  Ive begun decidedly hanging on to these sorts of items and incorporating them more into our home... unfortunately many of the pulls were broken or missing.  I decided to look to my favorite hardware source D Lawless Hardware to see if there were any options to suit the look we wanted to go for.
I first came across these gorgeous Waterfall Cup Pulls.  Then were the smaller knobs and pulls I would choose to coordinate,.. 
Of course none of these would fit the chest as it currently sat.  I had to decide how to measure and drill the holes to accommodate.
By finding the center points both vertically and horizontally, I was able to establish a grid to guide me.  I was determined to make these pulls work!  But every drawer was different and no template would work for each of them!
The top knobs could either go centered on the pulls, or they could go in the original holes.  Then it was time to get serious!
Using a metal putty knife, I filled the unwanted holes, and filled any cracks.
After filling with Bondo I allowed to set for a couple hours.  I took it outside to sand smooth then sand/clean the entire chest to prepare for paint! {finally}  So, I did that then I applied 3 coats of shellac.
Using my Homeright Finish Max I applied 2 very thing coats of Benjamin Moore Advance in Simply White.  After 6 hours I applied a final coat.  The tiny caps on the feet were removed and sprayed in a Silver Satin.
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On to the fun! Assembly and setting it up.  So did I do good? What about those knobs? Should I have put them in the outside holes?  Do you think the girls will like the improvement?




SO much still to do! But at least I got a good jump on it before leaving for the World Series.  I hope you enjoyed and it inspired you make your hardware choices perfectly yours! Dont let the task intimidate you.  Learn and push through!  As always, thanks for joining me at That Sweet Tea Life! I hope you enjoyed the makeover,.. more to come,.. this room needs a LOT more work!











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14 comments

  1. What a transformation, Thea!! And you looked so cute pregnant!!!

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  2. I love this! The hardware is perfect!

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  3. Looks amazing, great choice of pulls!

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  4. Mechele McDaniel Rose....I would use it on a dining room table and chairs...

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  5. Love the entire room!
    I would use the sprayer on my bedroom & bathroom.
    We are starting the "clean out", they have become catch alls, and i need my space back!!

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  6. Love this page! Great tips and tricks! Thanks!!

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  7. Love this page! Thanks for the tips and trick! I would use the sprayer on all furniture projects! I just love how your pieces come out so smooth!!!

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  8. First two repainting projects for remainder of summer: Finish repainting an old Singer sewing cabinet and converting old dresser to dinning buffet.

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  9. Call me crazy but I thought the pink, Brown, Green colors of the room where pretty! I do love the white dresser redo! I paint many of my pieces white! white is always a good choice!
    Jeannee

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  10. The color combo works perfectly with that hardware!

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  11. I would use the sprayer on my dresser that needs a redo. Thanks for the chance to win one!!😁

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