7.20.2012

Time to Say Buh Bye Cherry

Are you ready for another change that I made in the guest room? This has been an ongoing project with a few minor changes. I painted the armoire red several weeks ago. This time it's the bed. I just could not stand the cherry any longer. I have been wanting to paint this bed for a long time and finally did it. It has made a huge change in this room. It is not an expensive piece of furniture. This was a purchase we made from Rooms To Go many years ago after our son moved out so I had no problem painting over this mass produced piece.

I ordered a can of Pure White chalk paint from my sponsor and when it came I couldn't wait to use it. 

I painted two coats of paint on and started to do a third, but realized that wasn't necessary since I wanted to sand some back off to heavily distress it.

I love how the details came out with the paint.



Have to show you the headboard without the bedding in the way.



I love the Pure White. Two coats of paint, some sanding and then a coat of clear wax and done.
This took me a couple of days of stop and start painting and finishing.

This is what the bed looked like before. It is cherry no more.

Stay tuned for the way this room looks now.

Sharing at the following:
Miss Mustard Seed
French Country Cottage
At the Picket Fence
My Romantic Home

72 comments:

  1. Looks wonderful and the white really seems to fit your style. Hugs, Marty

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  2. I can't wait to see it Kim! It's looking good so far.

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  3. Very pretty! I love the distressing.

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  4. What a tease....I wanna see more! ;) I am LOVING what you have done, it looks A M A Z I N G!!! Can't wait to see the whole room! =) xo ~Liz

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  5. I was going to say, I want to see what it looks like all finished! Guess i will have to wait. I am not a big fan of painting wood, but I think I might like this one.

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  6. Totally get it. I painted several dark wood pieces we inherited. Love, lover the new look of the bed. That's a lot of detail for a rooms to go bed. Great job!!

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  7. i can't wait to see what it looks like! it is VERY similar to our bed, only ours is a very light colored wood to begin with!

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  8. You are a painting machine, Kim! It looks amazing! I can't wait to see the whole room now!
    -Shelley

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  9. Girl - you are a painting machine. I love the change, but I"m not sure I would have been brave enough to paint over the wood. Good for you as it does give the room a whole new look.

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  10. You TEASE!!!!!

    Well let's just say you have us all excited at the intrigue - looks awesome already, whoo hoo.

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  11. Wow,what a big difference! I love the white....can't wait to see the whole room :o)
    ~Des

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  12. that looks good, I want to see the white bed with the red armoire in the same picture...

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  13. The change will be really nice
    in this room. You did a great
    job on the bed... I'm so over
    dark wood.
    Sandy

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  14. That looks beautiful! I love Shabby Chick :)
    Great job Kim !

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  15. I always like your painted furniture and this is no exception. Do you ever get any resistance from Mr Savvy?

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  16. The paint finish came out great !!! Can't wait to see the now :)
    Francine

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  17. Wow, what a difference that must make in the room, Kim! I can't wait to see what it looks like now.

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  18. Let me know when you run out of things to paint...cause I am sure I can find a few things....don't want you to be bored or anything like that :)
    Of course it goes without saying that I LOVE it!!!

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  19. Kim,
    Great transformation!Can't wait to see all the changes you made to your guest room.I love that color.It is the choice I used for my kitchen cabinets.
    xx
    Anne

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  20. I'm eyeing up the nightstands. I'm guessing there was a whole lot of painting going on! Love the framed sailor jacket!

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  21. Can't wait to see a full pic, so far I'm loving the white:)

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  22. Kim: I love the new look. Wood is beautiful but sometimes the darkness can be overwhelming. This is looking good and can't wait to see the whole room done..Happy Friday..Judy

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  23. You are really skilled with the distressing I can't wait to see the bed all dressed. I recently read about waxing before you distress, they said it avoids lots of the mess that you get with Chalk Paint. Have you tried this technique?

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  24. It looks amazing! I think I'm becoming a chalk paint junkie. I kinda love it.

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  25. I love it too. I keep trying to figure out what ASCP color to use on a craigslist hutch I purchased and now, seeing the pure white, I FINALLY made my decision. Thank you for sharing Kim. I don't know where you find the time to do all you do and Blog about it to.....but I am glad you do.

    ~ Lisa from Indiana ~

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  26. I love it too. I keep trying to figure out what ASCP color to use on a craigslist hutch I purchased and now, seeing the pure white, I FINALLY made my decision. Thank you for sharing Kim. I don't know where you find the time to do all you do and Blog about it to.....but I am glad you do.

    ~ Lisa from Indiana ~

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  27. LOL- Give you a paintbrush and you are one painting machine! I can't wait to see the room all dressed up- xo Diana

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  28. I so love it with the cottage white new look!!! You did a fantastic job! Excellent makeover :)

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  29. Drats! Why is it that everyone else has such good luck with chalk paint but me? :( waaagh It is beautiful, and yes I love how all of the details now come to life. Its the perfect amount of distresing too, and this look plays so much better with your nautical styled-room. Good job, Missy. :)

    xxoo

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  30. I just love that Pure White! Looks great. Did you do the bedside table as well?

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  31. Oh I love it, Kim! I think that bed was made to be white. I would love to be rid of our cherry set too, but I'm a chicken. lol

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  32. Hi, I love how your bed turned out. Great job...Connie

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  33. Looks great! What a fabulous idea and transformation! Love it!

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  34. not nice! i want the FULL shot! still.... i loved my can of pure white and can't wait for the next one! love what you've done!

    amy

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  35. Wow, it look gorgeous. Love the distressing. I can't wait to see the whole room!

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  36. Oh you're such a tease! I saw the before bedroom picture and was expecting the see the full after view...WRONG!I hope we don't have to wait too long!!!

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  37. I love your pictures, sure wish I could take good ones like that, can't wait to see the reveal!

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  38. I've always loved this room...bet it looks awesome with the bed painted!

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  39. The bed looks wonderful- what I can see of it, you tease! ;) Can't wait to see the full reveal.

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  40. I did a bed just like this with regular latex paint for my friend. It was a nightmare and wish I would have used chalk paint!

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  41. Well I have to say I like it, but you have more *goforit* than me! I sit and look at the smallest things afraid to make a change. I think my way is called being in a rut.

    ~Bliss~

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  42. Beautiful Kim. I love it!

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  43. I love this room, and your newly painted bed looks great. I look forward to seeing it all come together =)

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  44. Absolutely beautiful! The white makes such a difference and I love all the details popping through. I can't wait to see the finished room!

    Angela

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  45. This will be a huge change! I love pure white from ASCP!
    I have a couple of really good pieces of mahogany that I would love to paint, but it would ruin it's value.
    I am thinking of painting the cherry dresser and chest of drawers in my master bedroom... they were, like your, not heirloom quality. But our bed... mahogany... and too expensive to change!
    I really love the peek you have given us, but then again... I love everything you do! You are always SPOT ON!

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  46. Cant wait to see pictures. Kim, please share how you have so much energy....I wish I had half of your energy. You get so much done!

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  47. Looks wonderful, Kim. The white looks great with the nautical accents.

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  48. I love the white with the distressing, it looks great!

    Blessings, Grace

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  49. That pure white is perfect with the nautical theme you have in ths room. I love the DETAIL on the bed! Can't wait to see the whole room.

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  50. I have that same furniture and wondered how it would look white! It looks amazing!

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  51. I can't believe you are teasing us like this!!! LOL! LOVE the paint on that bed!!! =D

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  52. Kim, you are one busy gal!

    I love the bed, I just painted a cherry bed with Annie Sloan myself. Love it.

    Have a wonderful weekend, stay cool.

    Elizabeth

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  53. I like it white! I really like the style of the bed, too. Can't wait to see the rest of the room!

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  54. Kim,
    It's the cherry on top now!
    Lighter, brighter, happier!
    Kelly

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  55. LOVE LOVE LOVE!! You're a master!
    Stacy

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  56. Looks like a fun change, and it's so much more "you"!

    Can't wait to see the rest!

    xo-Lisa

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  57. I have a dresser and a cabinet begging to go from wood to color. You inspire me to stop relaxing and get to work.

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  58. What a cliffhanger! I wanted to see the whole room! I'm thinking that you painted the bedside table red! Can't wait to see the rest because your beds are always beautifully dressed.

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  59. It looks great, Kim! The distressing is the icing on the cake, for sure! Look forward to seeing your "new" room!

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  60. WOW, that looks great Kim!~ I love that white, and it really is perfect for this room.

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  61. Oh, this looks fantastic! I think the white is really nice for your room especially with the nautical look. Now, don't tell me the nautical look has been changed. ;-)

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  62. Kim....looks fantastic...glad you gave that bed a "day at the spa"..the ultimate chemical face peel which resulted in a glowing and youthful look!
    You can turn the "plain jane" into the glamour shot gal!!....So looking forward to the big reveal of the room...Love the "new" bed!

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  63. That paint really did bring out all the lovely details. You did a great job!

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  64. I love the look of Pure White on this piece! The detail just pops : o )

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  65. Pure White is a great go to color in the Annie Sloan collection....looks so good......

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  66. Love the white Kim~ thanks for linking up!! :)

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  67. Love it!! You have inspired me to take on my headboard - Thanks for sharing!! Looks fabulous!!

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  68. i want to be like you when I grwo up. I want to paint my 6 cherry formal dining room chairs o move more into the French Country style and I think I am just going to order the Chalk Paint and just do it. I presently have red wall paper tone on tone with white wainscoting at the bottom. Help!

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