Front Room Mini Makeover

March 29, 2017 1 Comment

Front Room Mini Makeover

The house we purchased in WA was a foreclosure that had been empty for four years!  I've been working on making this house our home since we moved into it in fall 2015.  We purchased it at a great price (thank you, God) and were able to do a few improvements before we moved in, namely painting the walls and trim, installing vinyl fake wood flooring and putting in new, updated doors.

I LOVE the lighting in this house, especially in the front room.  The downstairs has two living areas, the front room shown and the living room in the back of the house.  We've made the front room work hard and function as the dining room, play room and James' therapy room.  Look at the difference from when we first moved in!!

Pin it All of the furniture pieces with the exception of the industrial shelving unit are used pieces that I've re-homed and painted with Fusion Mineral Paint.

This cute little shelf above is a $15 thrift store find that I painted in Little Speckled Frog.  You can see that tutorial here.

I repainted the farmhouse table dressing (bottom and legs) in Picket Fence, Fusion's brightest true white because it was yellowing from the previous paint and wax I used (different brand). 

Here is the before.

And here is the after.  It probably looks subtle in the pictures but I can really tell a difference in the freshness of the white now.  I will eventually get new chairs so I didn't re-paint them.

As for the buffet, I was completely torn.  The white was yellowing and bugging me to no end but I could not decide on a paint color.  I didn't want to do gray because our walls are gray.  I didn't want anything super bright because it's such a large piece.

I tried my go-to Champlain, Soap Stone and then Lichen straight out of the paint jar and didn't like it.  I really liked Lichen but it was way too dark.  I'm sorry I didn't get a picture of the pure Lichen but it was 2 am when I was doing this and I was trying to beat the baby wake up time : ) 

I finally tried mixing 1/2 Lichen with 1/2 Picket Fence and immediately LOVED IT!

 

To me it's the perfect combo of colorful, stately and farmhouse.

The hardware was so nasty from being painted over and tarnished so I went with my go-to hardware paint, Metallic Bronze Paint.  I just used a tiny brush and painted it straight on the hardware and let it dry.  Super easy!

My son has medical issues and a therapist comes once a week to our house to work with him so I transformed this little area into his therapy "room."

Here's where I purchased some of the items below for those interested (affiliate links):

I love looking out that bay window during his therapy lessons, it gives me a lot of hope.

By the way, I only used half a pint of paint on the buffet, about half a cup of paint on the bottom of the table and about a teaspoon of Metallic Bronze Paint and a tablespoon or less of the Beeswax Hemp Oil finish on the top of the buffet to enhance the wood top.  You can really see the shine from the Beeswax coming through, especially after I buffed it out using my Waxing Drill Brush attachment.

Overall, I'm super happy with these changes.  I'm at home a lot due to James' medical and feeding issues and having freshly painted furniture makes me happy! 





1 Response

Ashley B.
Ashley B.

April 04, 2017

Thank you for the pics. Your progress looks great! The perfect area for your son’s therapy! Cheery!

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