Carrie from Thirty Eighth Street refurbished this 70s style bedroom set into a modern masterpiece!

Hi! It’s Carrie from Thirty Eighth Street and I’m excited to share with you another example of the power of paint! See this right here? It’s a pair of old and outdated nightstands. I’m sure you’ve seen an inexpensive set like this a million times at your local thrift store or at a garage sale. The furniture produced in the 70’s screamed Pecan wood with orange-reddish tints, were structurally heavy and a bear to lift and usually contained all kinds of chunky details. I happen to love the way furniture was made back in that timeframe. The structurally heavy pieces scream quality!

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Did you by chance notice the hardware on these two? They are fabulous and unique, but with the standard wood finish they blend in and it’s hard to take notice. Would you want to see a close up? Friends, they just don’t make hardware like they used to!

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I embraced those chunky lines, great workmanship and decided to ditch the wood finish. 😉 All it needed was a little paint! I wanted the hardware to be the stars of the show, so I selected Vanilla Frosting, a nice warm white that would add some neutral contrast. Afterwards, the pieces received a light distressing.

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Here they are all lightened up and ready for many more years to come!

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P.S. I was lucky enough to find a matching dresser. 😉

A Seventies Intervention #DIY #homedecor #furniturepainting #paintedfurniture #offwhite #seventies #bedroomset - http://blog.countrychicpaint.com

A Seventies Intervention #DIY #homedecor #furniturepainting #paintedfurniture #offwhite #seventies #bedroomset - http://blog.countrychicpaint.com

And Voilà! In no time at all, a new bedroom set was born.

I hope you find enjoyment breathing new life into old pieces… there is power in paint!



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Carrie {Thirty Eighth Street}

Hi! I’m Carrie from sunny Southern Arizona and blogger at Thirty Eighth Street. I live in a house full of rumble tumble boys and paint is my nail polish. I love the process of repurposing, reusing and recycling unloved furniture and turning them into show stopper pieces. I’m a firm believer that it doesn’t have to cost a fortune to decorate a home. My mission is to demonstrate this, one piece at a time!

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