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Girl’s Bedroom Set Refreshed with Paint, Paper & Pulls

It’s always good to know when to pick your battles, right? For instance, I know that when I am on Craigslist I will find projects, and when I find projects, I will not be able to resist them. Then, that leads to overload in my workshop and me asking myself, “What did you do?!?” Solution: STAY OFF CRAIGSLIST. There. I said it. To validate my logic, let me show you what happens when I take a peek at Craigslist. See this? That is the result of looking for 5 minutes. Yup. Now, stay with me here as Mr. I and I will show you how it became a girl’s bedroom set.

Vintage 1950's Bedroom Suite found on Craigslist | Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

I am innocent, really. My oldest son needed a new project since finishing his last project – a free buffet (he rocked it!! See HERE.) So, I told him I would find something, if I could. tsk. Like that never happens, right?

This set is in solid shape, but the dresser was missing a foot, and there was some other repairable damage. No big deal.

Vintage Child's Chest & Dresser Set | Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Top of Bedroom Suite | Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

When I saw this listing, I knew it might be something fun for him and I to tag team together. He would take the dresser and I would take the chest. The headboard got repurposed into a new life in this post. Bet you’ll never guess!

Team Haynes is ready to get this party started!!

Mom and Son Tag Team a Girl's Bedroom Set Makeover | Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

FIRST UP

As with most any furniture makeover, first Mr I. and I assess any damage. Since the dresser was missing a foot. We took of one of the others, traced it, and made a new one. Sounds easy enough, but it did take planing a board to the right thickness with our planer, then cutting it out with my jig saw, and then adding a routed edge with router. whew! Thank you, JC (aka. best husband ever) for doing that for us.

After that, we attack the set with wood filler, making sure to cover all the scratches and dents. Let me tell ya, there were plenty! Once the putty cured, we sanded down each piece with my sander and then we’re ready to paint.

Teen Son Working on Dresser Makeover | Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Mr. I agreed with me that this set lent itself more to be a girl’s bedroom set and that it had a country feel to it. We wanted to stay true to that design, but also bring it new life. First, he added an embellishment to the mirror, and then we chose a pretty blue paint, called Paris Sky Blue by Glidden. (yes, we most often use basic paint because it works just as well as any other for half the cost).

Painting Girl's Bedroom Set with Zibra Paint Brush | Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Since the pulls weren’t brass or a desirable material, we chose to replace them. Before we get to the pulls, we wanted to have some fun. I had found this vintage wall paper at the thrift store and then purchased some trim at the local home improvement store. I also used wallpaper on this china cabinet, this antique radio, and on this nightstand. Fun!

Wallpaper and Trim for Girls Bedroom Suite Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

REVEAL TIME

After a whole lotta cutting and attaching, here is what we got…

Vintage Girls Bedroom Set Makeover with Paper, Pulls, and Paint by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

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Isn’t it cute?! Mr. I and I are so tickled by the results and hope you are too.

Blue Chest of Drawers for a Girl's Room ~ Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Corner of Vintage Chest Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

What a difference a bit of paint and a whole lotta DIY can do, right? I mean, do you think it is the same set? I think not. tee hee hee.

Cottage Chic Style Girl's Bedroom Set by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Cottage Blue Girls Bedroom Set by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Basket of Roses in Girl's Bedroom | Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

This sweet girl’s bedroom set is now available in my shop (SOLD) and the best part is that both will ship for the same cost, plus add any smaller item too. Ya can’t beat that!

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Do pin and share so other can see how it just takes a little creativity to make your worn out furniture new.

Mother and Teenage Son Take on this Vintage Set Turning it into a Sweet Girl's Bedroom Set | Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Up next, I will be showing you what I do with these.

Antique Clamps Before Repurposing | Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.comAny guesses as to what they are? To see what I have done with some of them before, come see HERE.  These two became something fun for me and my family. See the after HERE.

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Comments

  1. Mary-the boondocks blog says

    Larissa this is too cute for words. Whoever gets this will have one lucky little girl. And your son is a master a master, just like his mom!

  2. Patty Soriano says

    So cute, Larissa ! YAY for GoodSon helping you! I was thinking the wallpaper was going in the drawers, what a sweet surprise to see it on the outside! I have also found really great liner in rolls at the dollar store for ideas like this! The wooden pieces at the end of your post look much like a vintage version of the clamps my parents used in their furniture refinishing. What are they ? VERY cool-looking whatever they are!

  3. Tami Toppen says

    Well done. Love it.

  4. Kimberly says

    Great makeover!! Can’t wait to see what you do with those clamps!

  5. Marie from The Interior Frugalista says

    Well Team Mama & Mr. I, you did a fine job on this bedroom set! Wow, I just love the papered drawer fronts and the pretty blue paint color. I’m sure this set won’t last long in your shop!

    • Larissa says

      Thanks, girl! It was fun to work with him even in teenage mode, and to see him grow.

    • Larissa says

      Thanks so much for saying so, Vanessa. We love the new look too!

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