Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Taking on a BIG project!

 Miss Mackenzie is turning thirteen this year and I guess with entering the teenage years comes a room makeover! 
It's not only going to include a new paint color for the walls but for the furniture too...starting with her armoire. This was one of my first pieces of furniture that I painted.
  We're thinking of going with a black distressed look. Here's some of our inspiration pics.
These I found under Google images...




 This next piece is one of Miss Mustard Seeds. Love the black and white!
 
 Love this armoire from Down to Earth Style!
This next piece was a pine hutch Delores from Vignette Design had painted and distressed black. Love how she painted the inside a cream color for contrast! Another piece I just love!
I can't wait to get started on this project!!
 She wants an all white room, so having a white back drop I think a black armoire would look great! What do you think?
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40 comments:

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

It sounds like a fun project Martina.

chateau chic said...

Sounds like you'll have a lot of fun redecorating your daughter's room! Can't wait to see the transformation. A black armoire will look beautiful against a white backdrop.
Mary Alice

White Weathered Hutch, said...

I love the idea!! With a few other black accents it won't look harsh at all.....

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love all your inspiration pictures, Martina! I had to laugh because I am going the opposite way with an armoire in our guest room. I had painted it black a couple of years ago and added some wood embellishments to the doors. Here in our new place, I keep thinking it would look so much better white. So it's on the list to get done this year.

Anne said...

Oh yes Martina it will be beautiful! I too am changing my daughters room.I guess it must be the age!
xx
Anne

♥ Sonny ♥ said...


Those sure are some amazing samples and I have no doubt becuase YOU are doing this project, yours will be super amazing.
I have to admit I didnt do so well on mine when I painted it and so havent ever shown in off.
I'm looking forward to seeing yours~!

Deserae said...

What a fun project this will be!!! I like the idea of paiting the armoire black. Great inspiration pics too :o)
~Des

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Oh, you just reminded me how much I like a great black piece! I'm loving the distressed pieces and I think the black would be a great choice for the room. You could add such fun hardware, also, either some fun color or glass knobs would be gorgeous.

Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

Wonderful inspiration pictures! Can't wait to see the transformation - have fun!

Divine Theatre said...

Oh! I'm excited to see what it looks like when it's complete!

xo

Andie

The Comfort of a Safe Place said...

Oh yes...BLACK!! It will look stunning!

Blondie's Journal said...

It's going to be beautiful, Martina! I can't wait to see the progress!

XO,
Jane

Ron said...

What a great idea. I cannot wait to see the progress. Exciting! xo

Gail said...

Oh Martina, what beautiful inspirational pieces you found! Can't wait to see when you're done. Enjoy your day, Gail

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Loved all the inspiration piece...Black and white is such a classic color scheme and perfect for teenagers...and maybe just a pop of her favorite color!....Have fun with it!!!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Loved all the inspiration piece...Black and white is such a classic color scheme and perfect for teenagers...and maybe just a pop of her favorite color!....Have fun with it!!!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Loved all the inspiration piece...Black and white is such a classic color scheme and perfect for teenagers...and maybe just a pop of her favorite color!....Have fun with it!!!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Loved all the inspiration piece...Black and white is such a classic color scheme and perfect for teenagers...and maybe just a pop of her favorite color!....Have fun with it!!!

Andrea said...

I think black is going to look amazing! I love a piece of black furniture in a room.

Patty Sumner said...

Sounds like some Mother-daughter bonding-fighting-laughing-Work to me...lol..gotta love those times... I am sure whatever you do will look great. I love the painted distressed black idea.. Excited to see what you guys work out...Blessings!

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

I love that black distressed look. Very grown up too. Your examples are amazing!! I can't wait to see the makeover!
Karen

Shelia said...

Hi Martina! Oh I know you're going to have fun with this project. The black sounds good.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

the black is going to make it really stand out!

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

What fun! I remember when my daughter was younger, she wanted her iron bed repainted black. We did, and it looked great. Saw your comment on Blondie's Journal and thought I'd drop by.

Dawn said...

Can't wait to see what you decided, leave it white or paint it black:) I love the paisley print on the chair in the last photo.

Judy K said...

Sounds very sophisticated. Can't wait to see what you do with the room.

Olive said...

I love black painted furniture. Can't wait to see it.

Laurie said...

I think black is becoming the new "it" color, I like it!!! Beautiful!

NanaDiana said...

Oh-That is going to be such a great redo, Martina. The whole thing is going to be just beautiful-xo Diana

20 North Ora said...

Sounds like the start of a beautiful room!

Judy

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

Isn't it great to have another excuse to redecorate? Love your inspiration pics. x Sharon

Bliss said...

Well if you do the black distressed theme I know I'm gonna love it!

We redid daughter #2's room when she was 13 as a surprise. She came back from horse camp to a room redo and has loved it ever since. It's time again though.

Bliss

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Wow,thirteen! I love the grown-up look you are going for!
xo, Andrea

Kelly said...

Sounds like a good idea to me! I love black and white anyway. I have a black computer cabinet in my kitchen that has white walls. It's a classic look that won't look dated. I bet her room is going to turn out nice when you're through with it!

Jann Olson said...

Martina, I think black will be a fun new pop. I love all of your inspiration. Can't wait to see it finished.
hugs,
Jann

Maria Elena said...

Martina, can't wait to see what you do! I know it will be beautiful and the black color sounds wonderful. Love your inspiration pictures!

Trish @TheOldPostRoad said...

It will be beautiful! I painted an old dresser black about 12 years ago and it is a staple in our home.
Enjoy your weekend, Martina!
-Trish

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Sounds so pretty! Can't wait to see the reveal!...hugs...Debbie

Miss Kitty said...

Oh, Martina, I can't wait to see the armoire painted black! I have a light pine color (1980's!) armoire in my master bedroom I have been meaning to paint. Your post is such an inspiration to me to just go on and do it. I can't wait to see how yours turns out.

Pamela said...

Cant wait to see it when its done!

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