The Ethen Queen / Full Bedset - Before & After

9 Drawer Dresser: 72" Wide . 32" Tall . 18.5" Deep
5 Drawer Dresser: 38" Wide . 50" Tall . 18.5" Deep
Nightstand: 26" Wide . 25" Tall . 16.5" Deep
Queen / Full Headboard: 60" Wide . 48" Tall
Mirror: 51" Wide . 40" Tall

We just refinished this complete queen / full five piece bedset in our classic black. It has a chunky look with beadboard on the drawers and crowned with an umbrella wood detail on each top drawer. We have replaced all of the hardware with oil rubbed bronze knobs and pulls. As you can see through comparing the before and after pictures we have filled in the flower detail design. We find alot of pieces with these whether they are floral or wheat but I think that they somewhat date the piece and always opt to fill them in for a more clean crisp look.



When we first saw the set the first thing that caught my attention was the detail on the drawers. I love the distressed beadboard style and I knew once we got some paint in those crevices that the detail would start popping. And I think it really did!

BeforeThis little nightstand provides two more drawers for extra storage. I always like the chunky molding at the bottom of dressers. It gives such a solid base for the rest of the piece.

Before After As you can see we made a few cosmetic changes to the headboard. Mike filled in the flower details plus he also added extra backing so you can only see the wall between the posts on the end. I think that both of these changes are a huge improvement and really updates the look.

Before We made a few cosmetic changes on the mirror as well. We filled in the flower detail and pulled off the shelves. I have to admit I am not a fan of shelves on the frame of a mirror. I think it is very distracting and takes away from the space that a mirror can create. This new mirror is going to look beautiful placed above the nine drawer dresser. Once again I enjoy seeing the beadboard running down the sides! Can never have enough of that stuff!

I want to quickly thank all of my blogging friends for the comments they left concerning the nasty email I received about painting furniture. I was overwhelmed with support and just cannot say thank you enough! You are all wonderful!

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Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Gorgeous! I am trying to steer away from matching sets but this is pulling me back in!!!! Great job and I am sure someone will snatch it up fast!

michelle said...

These turned out AMAZING!!!! I agree about the shelves on the mirror, I like them better without. Do you ever have customers send you pictures of the pieces that they bought from you in their house? It would be neat to see your furniture in their houses all set up. :)

Memaw's memories said...

I like the removal of the shelves from the mirror and agree with you totally on that. I like filling in the design also, but I would have never thought of doing that.

What do you fill them with?

As always, you did a great job.

Anonymous said...

I have to comment tonight because I did read the post about the nasty comment yesterday. I truly think that your work is wonderful and inspirational. And today's post just proves it! What a transition to beautiful!!! I enjoy your blog very much!

Kacey said...

Fabulous update!

Vanessa said...

These look wonderful! They look so updated! And I agree about the shelves - I think they're distracting and they make me think 80s.

Ann said...

I can't believe its the same set! Great job!

Mom That Makes Cents said...

What's that color and who makes it? Love it!!! These turned out amazing!!

Jan said...

amazing! you mentioned that you "filled in" upper design... what did you fill in with?

susan said...

This doesn't even look like the same furniture--and a big improvement! Did you use wood filler? That looks like a huge job! I bet your nasty email was from a man--:)(they seem to have a"thing" about it) Even the clerk in the paint department at Home Depot didn't want to give me tips on painting an old table--said he couldn't believe I'd paint the wood. I did anyway :)

Jill said...

Wow. This transformation is insane. I'm so jealous!

Darcy said...

Love the transformation! I'm a big fan of reusing the old in a new way. Great way to update a dated set of furniture that would have most likely been thrown out by someone else. Beautiful!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Fabulous transformation. I agree the flowers and wheat look dated but would never have thought to fill them.
You and hubby did an amazing job!

Julie said...

Looks great! Love how you updated it all.

Bumblebee and Sophie said...

Wow! I am amazed at the transformation of these pieces! They look incredibly sturdy too-a lot of the furniture you get in the "big box" stores is not. What a great way to get quality furniture in a look that you want. Well done!

::cottage instincts:: said...

Just beautiful. Never thought to fill in the flower design! You two really have an eye for detail, which is what makes your furniture redos so amazing :)

So glad you could Mi4M again!

Jenny@Evolution of Style said...

Wowza! I have seen so many of those hideous pieces on craigslist, but could never get past the 70's carvings on them. I'm amazed!

April @ HomeHinges.com said...

Just saw your feature of this bedroom set makeover on Remodelaholic. It is amazing. I wish I'd done this to a few pieces of furniture that have since moved on due to their outdated look. Hindsight is always 20-20. Now I know better. Thanks.

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