Upgrading bedroom furniture that is over 44 years old

by | Jun 10, 2021 | Antique furniture, Bedroom Sets, Whites and Light Colours | 0 comments

Upgrading bedroom furniture

I’ve been thinking about upcycling our bedroom furniture for quite some time, because it has great sentimental value. But my husband was not easily convinced, no matter how many wonderful ideas I threw his way. After getting suggestions left and right, I finally was able to persuade him, and I began to carry out my project

Step 1 – Preparing the Furniture

  • Remove the knobs and soak them overnight in a water and TSP mixture. Make sure the knobs are not completely submerged for the TSP mixture to have a chemical reaction to the metal.
  • Spray the Cleaner and Varnish Remover on the furniture and use a blue multi-purpose towel to make sure the product is evenly spread on all the surfaces. Let it work for 30 minutes.
  • Rinse well twice using clear water in order to remove all residues.
  • Sand lightly in order to scratch up the surfaces.
  • Apply a coat of the Grip All Primer with a foam roller and let it dry for the recommended time.
  • And now you are ready to paint!

Steps 2 – Painting

  • Using a foam roller, apply the first coat of the colour Delicate White
  • Apply the second coat using your paintbrush and lightly spray with the misting bottle in order to make the paint glide more easily.
  • Use the sanding block, sandpaper and rag (T-Shirt) to distress desired areas.

Steps 3 – Protecting the Surface

Once the paint has dried completely, apply a coat of varnish using a foam roller and the #6 Oval Paint Brush.

Steps 4 -Applying the Image Transfer

Carefully cut out the desired design of the transfer and apply it to the drawers using a spatula.


Our room has a new look and all it took was upcycling the furniture, adding new bedding and a few new decorations.

I opted to leave our beautiful armoire unpainted in order to add a bit of warmth to this completely white room.

My husband loves our new room and approves of my clever makeover choices

Photo de Diane Lavoie une enthousiaste de Colorantic

Diane Lavoie

Diane Lavoie is a great Colorantic paint enthusiast. At first a faithful consumer of our chalk paint from wire to brush, we started collaborating with her. Very talented, with a completely natural sense of style and her projects are always sumptuous! Diane is very creative and she understands how to get a lot with little. His blog posts are always interesting. Here is a selection of articles written by Diane Lavoie. - Recycle a window using Colorantic paint - Transforming old cabinets Diane Lavoie is particularly active in giving you advice in the French-speaking Facebook group '' TRUCS/Déco en tout genre ''. She shows you her latest projects, new products, her inspirations of the moment, her interventions are always relevant! Diane does not only like decorating and painting. She is a woman of heart who loves to celebrate her family, her husband but also her faithful feline friend Cinnamon, who loves to embellish the decorations too. Word from Diana; Our dream is to restore an old house. We acquired a house built in 1906 and in 1992 this adventure began. I like the decor and I like the originality. Seven years ago I discovered a passion for the upgrading of furniture and various recovered objects. Now that the house has been completely restored, I have great pleasure in personalizing it exclusively and at a low price.


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