Horseshoes And Stars
Tutorial: Lucky Horseshoe Boys bedroom furniture makeover with before and after photos.
I don't often paint boys bedroom furniture but this chest of drawers was calling for a masculine style makeover. The extra details I added to the painted chest takes the chest over the top. Wait until you see it.
Boys Painted Furniture for the Cowboy At Heart
Jen, Girl In The Garage, and I are bringing you two themed furniture makeovers today. I’m really excited about our projects. I love the way they turned out. Patting myself on the back....and Jen too... I have a long arms.
I purchased the chest at the Nashville Flea Market. It was love at first sight. The chunky knobs and lines of the chest are distinctly masculine. Perfect for a cowboy themed makeover! The whole piece was wood....real wood, including the drawer knobs.
I painted the chest with Beyond Paint in Mocha. Beyond paint is a primer, paint, and sealer all in one. The sheen is perfect because it has a soft look between flat and satin.
The mocha is a really dark warm brown. This is one of the few times that I didn’t remove the hardware when I painted the furniture.
The horseshoes and rusty star are purchases from EBay. I bought bunches of them a long time ago. I crafted several projects using the stars and horseshoes in the past but nothing recently. In fact, I kind-of forgot about them. They worked perfectly for the cowboy theme. I attached the horseshoes with screws. The rusty star is actually a nail…so attaching it was easy!
No furniture project is complete without using an electric sander. They don’t call me the “Queen of Distressing” for nothing. I like to use the electric sander when doing a lot of distressing because it takes less work and is much faster than doing the sanding by hand.
I have a video where I painted a dresser with Beyond Paint in Pewter. See it below......
Painting Furniture Video Tutorial
Find More Beyond Paint projects here....15 Beyond Paint Furniture Makeovers
Now I have a sneak peek of Jen’s themed furniture project….
click the photo or this “pink link” and visit Jen’s blog for photos showcasing the entire table and for makeover details. What did you think of my beyond paint furniture makeover? Did you like the "cowboy" style? Isn't it just perfect for a boys bedroom.
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Author: Kathy Owen (Petticoat Junktion)
Kathy is the founder of PetticoatJunktion.com, a home décor blog focused on repurposing and upcycling furniture, old hardware, rusty stuff, and thrifty finds into unique home décor. Kathy’s projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Read more about Kathy here.
I really like that you bought a bunch of horseshoes from eBay and used them to make a cowboy-themed dresser! My daughter is really into cowboys and horses and things like that, so we've been looking at some cheap ways to decorate her room. I'll definitely try that.
Yes, they are great for decorating!
I am usually very impressed with all the makeovers, however, THIS one sends me to the moon and back!!! I don't think the color could have been anything but this. I just love the whole thing! The horseshoes and rusty star add the are the grand finale!!!!
Thanks so much Linda!
This is the PERFECT dresser for a boys room! I love the color. The horseshoes and rusty star give it a hint of flair! I wish that I lived closer to you so I could visit the booth in your shop. You have amazing makeovers!
WOW! Kathy this is spectacular - you did an awesome job!
Thank you Lori!
That is really cute. Boys love things decorated cowboy (or outer-space or race cars). They just love themes.
Loooove this!!!! WOW! Never seen a dresser like this and your right what you did definitely put it over the top!!??? it was exactly what it needed! Perfect
ah, thanks Megan!
Love it Kathy!! Hope your husband is feeling better. Praying for you both.
I love it!!!
I've never seen a dresser like this. Very unique details and I love the color you selected. The distressing really enhanced ir even more. Great job!
This is fantastic!
I love distressed black. And the western style is just too cute!
I would love it if you would share some of your projects at my link party. The very first one is Friday, Jan 31st at Flyingc-diy.com. Hope to see you there!
Love it! So fun for a kids room.
What kind of brushes do you use? Your finish is so smooth!
I love it, Kathy! Those horseshoes really make it perfect!
Lisa@ Sweet Tea N' Salty Air
Hi there, really nice makes me want to go rodeo style in my home! Lisa@ Sweet Tea N' Salty Air
Lori @Vintage Charm Restored
Kathy this is just awesome!! I absolutely adore it!!
Christy @Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer
This is just perfect! This style fits this theme to a tee...very nicely done 🙂
chris aka monkey
i really do love love this, i would put it in either grandsons room in a heartbeat, how did you do this in this bad weather? xx
chris aka monkey
went to girl in a garage too, hers was cool xx
Jen @ Girl in the Garage
Kathy, I love it! The distressing is perfect and you're right, the dresser already had a masculine feel to it. It was great working on our projects "together!" 😉
Simply wonderful! Love the color and your take brought out its best features!